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Extended opening hours will be in effect at the University Library (UB) 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 users.

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. The Bibliotheca Albertina and the Campus Library will then also be open on Sundays again.

Opening hours from 7 June 2021:

Branch Monday–Friday Saturday Sunday
Bibliotheca Albertina 8am–12 midnight 8am–12 midnight 10am–6pm
Campus Library 8am–12 midnight 8am–12 midnight 10am–6pm
Medicine and Sciences 8am–12 midnight 8am–12 midnight  
Law 8am– 10pm 10am–4pm  
Education and Sport Science 8am–10pm    
Area Studies 10am–4pm    
Classical Archaeology and
Prehistory and Ancient History
Art 10am–4pm    
Music 10am–4pm    
Veterinary Medicine 9am–6pm    
Deutsches Literaturinstitut Closed


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 users 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. 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.