News Archive

27 July: shortened opening hours

On Wednesday, 27 July 2022, the library of the German Literature Institute will be open for a shortened period from 1 pm until 5 pm. We kindly ask for your understanding. Read more

Changed service hours until 9 July 2022

Until 9 July 2022, library service hours are shortened in the Medicine and Sciences Library. Read more

The current exhibition "mitgesammelt und eingekapselt" is closed on 15 June

Maintenance work is carried out in the showroom Read more

Changed opening hours on 24 May 2022

The Library of Education and Sport Science opens from 9 am to 10 pm on Tuesday, 24 May 2022. Read more

New university hygiene concept: update on mandatory masks

With the new hygiene concept of Leipzig University, it is now only mandatory to wear a mouth-nose protection in the library branches if the minimum distance of 1.5 m is not reached. Read more

Call for Digitization Requests 2022

Thanks to renewed funding by the Saxony State Digitization Program, Leipzig University Library (UBL) will be able to continue the systematic digitization of its book manuscripts in 2022. Read more

Vulnerability at Leipzig University Library's IT system

On 19 April 2022, a vulnerability was discovered in an IT system at Leipzig University Library. This resulted in external access to about 70,000 records of library users. Affected users were informed... Read more

Sexualised harassment: Update 2 March

On 24 January 2022, the Leipzig University Library (UBL) informed about cases of sexual harassment in the Bibliotheca Albertina and Campus Library, by actively addressing its patrons and the general... Read more

Changes to university VPN: Access to eletronic resources with new profile

On 1 March 2022 from 8 to presumably 8:15 am maintenance work on the university's VPN dial-in will take place. After that there will be two profiles, only one will allow full access to licensed... Read more

Sexualised harassment in the Bibliotheca Albertina and Campus Library

Four cases of sexualised harassment by an unknown perpetrator were reported to Leipzig University Library. (Trigger warning: sexualised violence, sexualised assault) Read more

Welcome to Leipzig University Library

Information for all new students of Leipzig University Read more

End of June: no more automatic renewals

The automatic renewal of books and items will expire at the end of the month. Loans must then be renewed by the patrons themselves. Read more

Extended loan periods for Law Library

From Thursday, 29 April 2021, the lending periods for reference collections in the Law Library will be extended. From then on, it will be possible to borrow up to five books for one week. This means... Read more

Law Library II: open from 26 October

Second branch opens at Burgstraße 21 Read more

Open Access Week 2020: Open with Purpose

From 19 to 25 October 2020, the international Open Access Week will take place with the slogan "Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion" Read more

Start of FOLIO library service platform at Leipzig University Library

After two years of preparation and development, Leipzig University Library put the open source Library Service Platform FOLIO into operation on June 11 2020. We have thus reached a further milestone... Read more

DEAL: Open Access at Wiley

From 1 July 2019, authors of Leipzig University will be able to publish scientific articles and reviews Open Access in all Wiley journals with the OnlineOpen option at no additional cost for authors.... Read more

Elsevier magazine subscription to cease from January

In connection with the nationwide DEAL negotiations, Leipzig University will no longer have an Elsevier magazine subscription as of January 2019. Access to Elsevier content will then be limited to... Read more

self-service terminals: switch to PIN operation

From November 28, the self-service terminals at Leipzig University Library will be converted to use with a PIN (personal identification number) Read more