Services for Faculty Members and Teaching Staff of Leipzig University

  • Individually administered acquisition funds
  • Acquiring literature with the help of subject librarians
  • Patron-driven acquisition

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. This service is for members of Leipzig University only.

You may also order articles from journals not available in e-journals currently licensed by us. You will get articles from our own collection of printed journals and also those from other libraries. We will make every effort to obtain the materials as soon as possible. This service is free of charge for faculty members of Leipzig University. Please use the request form.

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.

Maximum items a single time:

University professors: 200 items
Professional staff: 50 items

Terms of loan periods for faculty:

Standard loan
(circulating collection)
90 daysRenewal: 3 times online, unless the item is requested by other users
Extended loan

1 yearAnnual loan check, unless the item is unique and requested by other users
Short-term loan (non-circulating collection)7 daysLoan period according to personal needs

Please note the regulations for renewals and fines.

You can create lists of course relevant literature in Leipzig University Library's online catalog and include it into your moodle account. Printed literature for current courses can be temporarily collected in a reserve list and will be blocked from borrowing by others.

To request a reserve list for a particular course please contact your subject librarian or the staff of the particular branch library. To make sure that your reserve list is available when the semester starts it is best to submit the request four weeks in advance.

An extension of the reserve list is possible. Please send us a message at least two weeks before the end of the lecture period.

Overview of reserve lists (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.

Publication Server

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.