Services for PhD Students at the University of Leipzig
To provide the best possible conditions for PhD students we offer special conditions to support the advancement of your research.
Privileged Loan Periods
In support of research and teaching we offer you privileges for borrowing books and items. We offer you the possibilty of longer loan periods, extended check-out limits and the option to borrow books from the non-circulating collection.
To benefit of this extended service, please verify that you are attending a PhD program at Leipzig Univeristy at one of our service desks.
Maximum items a single time: 50 items
Terms of loan periods for PhD students:
|90 days||Renewal: 6 times online, unless the item is requested by other users|
|Extended loan||1 year||Annual loan check, renewal possible, unless the item is unique and requested by other users|
|Short-term loan (non-circulating collection)||7 days||Loan period according to personal needs|
Study spaces for PhD Students
Working place in the PhD Study Room (priority given to PhD students in the field of humanities and social sciences)
Use our media on and off-campus
You can obtain internet connectivity using (eduroam). Please use your university login to access. If you are off-campus you can connect to the university network if you install a Virtual Private Network Cllient (VPN) to access licensed resources.
Interlibary loan and document delivery free of charge
To support teaching and research you can use interlibary loan to request materials which are not available in any libary in Leipzig. You are also eligible to use our document delivery service, to request articles available in our collection or from another library for quick delivery.
Patron-driven acquisition of printed books
While searching the catalog you find titles that are marked as not currently held by the library. In this case you can recommend a purchase directly from the catalog. We are of course always open to your suggestions. Please allow us two days for your order to be processed. We will inform you about the purchase of the book and when it will be available.
Patron-driven acquisition of e-books: Ebook Central
There is a collection of not yet licensed e-books in our catalog (Ebook Central). These titles may be accessed via short-term loans, costs will be covered by the library. You only need your library number in order to instantly access the resource.
We offer courses designed especially for PhD students in German and English.
Receiving Office for Graduate Thesis
Printed papers can be submitted at the receiving office for graduate thesis locatetd at Bibliotheca Albertina.
Open Access Consultation
We provide advice and information about how texts, articles and papers can be published on Leipzig University's publication server and help you with rights clearance for all publications. Please contact us.
Members of Leipzig University can publish their scientific work open access on Leipzig University's publication server. This applies for original and secondary publishing. More Detail
Administration of the publication fund
Leipzig University provides funding for the publication of academic texts in open access journals. You can find out about how your journal fees can be covered here.