Extended opening hours and access also for non-university members

Extended opening hours will be in effect at the University Library branches from Monday, 7 June 2021. Furthermore the seat booking system will also be open to non-University members and thus for all UB Leipzig patrons.

This means that, depending on the branch and the day of the week, the study desks will be available for between three and ten hours longer each day. The Bibliotheca Albertina and the Campus Library will then also be open on Sundays again.

Opening hours from 7 June 2021:

Bibliotheca Albertina8 am–midnight8 am–midnight10 am–6 pm
Campus Library8 am–10 pm8 am–10 pm8 am–10 pm
Medicine and Sciences8 am–midnight8 am–midnight
Law (valid from July 12)8 am–10 pm10 am–10 pm10 am–8 pm
Education and Sport Science8 am–10 pm
Area Studies10 am–4 pm
Archeology, prehistory and ancient history10 am–4 pm
Arts10 am–4 pm
Musicology10 am–4 pm
Veterinary Medicine9 am–6 pm
Deutsches Literaturinstitutclosed


Library users are still required to wear an FFP2 or surgical face mask at all times when using study desks. In accordance with the coronavirus rules applicable in Saxony and in anticipation of the University’s amended Hygiene and Infectious Disease Concept, there is no testing requirement. 

All library patrons can borrow and return items. No prior registration is necessary for this. For short visits to the library, please use the check-in service and use a basket if required.

Items can still be borrowed from the non-circulating collection and automatic renewal is still possible, as long as the item has not been recalled and is not an interlibrary loan (Update June 24: Automatic renewal ends at the end of June). Please note that fees may be charged if recalls and interlibrary loans are returned late.

Holdings from the special collections can also be accessed again in the Special Collections reading room; further information is available here.