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Leipzig University Library serves the teaching, scholary and research activities of the University faculty, students and staff as well as external visitors. You may register at all service desks. Access to use the library will depend on which of these categories you belong to, and you will find all the information relevant in the table below. By registering you accept our terms of use [dt. Benutzungs- und Gebührenordnung, PDF, In German only].

category registration privileges
Stu­de­n­ts of Leipzig

Student ID = library card
Information about Enrollment and Leaving University

  • Full access to all resources (request and borrow books and items, access electronic resources)
  • Remote access to licensed electronic resources (VPN)
  • Log in to your library account and the computers in the library
  • Recommend a purchase
  • Enter the Campus-Library at night and on Sundays
  • Student ID = copy card
Staff, faculty, doctoral researchers and individuals affiliated with Leipzig Uni­ver­si­ty Staff ID or proof of University membership
Ex­ternal visitors

Minimum age: 16 years
Valid ID or passport required
Non-refundable fee: 8 €

  • Request and borrow books and items
  • Access to selected licensed electronic resources only within the campus-network
  • Log in to your library account and the computers in the library
  • Enter the Campus-Library at night and on Sundays
  • Library card = co­py card

My Account

Individuals registered with Leipzig University Library may access their library account online.

Log in to your library account to

  • Renew loan periods
  • Recall items
  • Request items from the stacks
  • View items you have borrowed and their due dates, your requests and recalled items
  • Change your password and address (If your are student of Leipzig University please update your personal data through AlmaWeb. We automatically receive those updates each business day.)
  • Set a personal PIN to use the self-service terminals (Please note: If you change your password you will have to set a new PIN.)
  • Create lists of titles, save searches

Your default library login is a combination of your library number and your date of birth (DDMMYYYY). Please change this default login into an individual one and set a new PIN. In case you forgot your password please write us an e-mail: In case you lost your library card or student ID please contact us as soon as possible to block your account (, phone: +49 341 97-30531).

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