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Business Administration & Economics reading room

Business Administration and Economics (WIWI) Building
Innstrasse 27
94032 Passau
Phone: +49 851 509 1612
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Map of all reading rooms
Floor plans: ground floor  first floor

Holdings and Equipment

Business and economics literature (17/Q, 40/Q)


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.

Reading desks

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)

Carrel application

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.

Search Stations

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


There ist at least one ZIM-Pool-PC in every single reading room. The PC ist exactly equipped as the devices in the Universities's PC-Pools. Login with ZIM user name.


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.

Bag/rucksack policy

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.

Behaviour while in the library

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

Library regulations

The relationship between users and the library is governed by the General Regulations on the Use of the Bavarian Public Libraries.


Maria Hochecker
Maria Hochecker
Room ZB 222a
Innstraße 29
Phone: +49(0)851/509-1606
Verena Wilhelm
Room WIWI 231
Innstraße 29
Phone: +49(0)851/509-1624
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