Business Administration & Economics reading room
Business Administration and Economics (WIWI) Building
Phone: +49 851 509 1612
Opening hours / Show free seats in the reading rooms
Map of all reading rooms
Floor plans: ground floor first floor
The mask requirement will no longer apply indoors at the University Library. Students may continue to check out reading room books for two weeks and use the scanning service. More information
Holdings and Equipment
Business and economics literature (17/Q, 40/Q)
Lists of newly acquired books, e-books and the tables of contents of selected journals can be found under new acquisitions.
For enquiries related to the library, literature search, book locations, borrowing rules, interlibrary loans or our electronic services, contact the subject librarian for Business and Economics.
There are 218 desk spaces.
Reading terrace ("Leseterrasse")
30 open-air desk spaces. The reading terrace is open until approx. 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. There are power outlets and a WiFi access point, if you want to bring a notebook computer.
Four reading desks (ground floor) for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers – available upon application. These spaces have a power and network connection. For more information and keys, ask at the reading room helpdesk.
Postgraduate carrel regulations (German)
Online with your own device
The reading rooms and other freely accessible rooms (group study rooms, library lounge, learning room central library) are equipped with WLAN routers. For WLAN access, eduroam must be installed. The ZIM user name is required for login. Non-university members cannot use the university WLAN.
BayernWLAN - comes with free login - is accessible in all reading rooms. Be aware: you do not have acces to licensed e-ressources. Computer, internet, and wi-fi
Refinitiv Eikon in the reading room
The faculty of business, economics and information systems and the university library offer two terminals with access to the financial market data of Refinitiv Eikon. To use this access please contact us at the reading room helpdesk.
There is at least one search station in every single reading room - without need to login.
- Access the Passau Search Portal (search, request, renewal and reservation functions)
- Access to databases, e-books and e-journals. Download to a USB-Stick or print on a Campus-Drucker. Copiers, scanners, printers
Wi-Fi access is available in the Central Library and all other reading rooms.
Accessing the network with a mobile device
Access Problems: ask ZIM-Support.
Scanners and copiers
Scanners and the Microfiche/Microfilm-Scanner are located outside the reading room and in the Scan-Box, located in the first floor. Printer-copiers are located in the ground floor
There are 326 electronically operated daytime lockers. You need your Mensacard to use these. Like the coin-operated lockers, they are free to use. However, to discourage permanent use of these lockers, you will be charged a minimum of 5 euros if the locker is not emptied by the closing time of the relevant reading room.
How to use the lockers and locker regulations
Longer-term lockers for students writing their dissertation or thesis are available free of charge but in very limited supply. More Information.
You may not take any bags or rucksacks/backpacks, etc. into the reading room. What kinds of bags are permitted in the reading rooms?
Mobile phone policy
Mobile phones must be set to 'silent mode' while in the library. You may not make phone calls or listen to voicemail messages. You are allowed to receive text messages, but only with the phone set to 'silent mode' (i.e. no acoustic notifications). Non-excessive use of your mobile phone is permitted in the Library Lounge, as long as you keep the noise level to a minimum. You may use your mobile phone as normal in the specially designated mobile phone area in the Central Library ('Handy-Zone'). This area is located behind the Scan-Box.
Food and drink
You must not consume food or beverages in the reading room. However, you may bring drinking water onto the premises in a transparent, sealable glass or plastic bottle.
Break discs ("Pausenscheibe")
Break discs should be set to indicate when you leave your desk and intend to return later on. If you do not return within the next 60 minutes, or if you do not leave a break disc indicating when you left, other users have the right to use your desk space, see Desk reservation discs to prevent permanent desk occupancy
The relationship between users and the library is governed by the General Regulations on the Use of the Bavarian Public Libraries.