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Reading rooms have reopened for university members

Since Monday, July 6, 2020, all reading rooms in the sub-libraries are open again for students and staff of the UR. In addition, new extended opening hours for the reading rooms Law I and II, Economics and the Philosophicum (PT I & II) apply since 6 July 2020.

The General Reading Room in the Central Library will initially remain closed until further notice due to work on the ventilation system and other construction measures.

New opening hours for the Reading Rooms since 6 July 2020:

Reading Rooms PT 1, PT 2, Law 1, Law 2, Economics:
Monday to Friday, 08:00h to 20:00h

Reading Rooms: Biology, Chemistry:
Monday to Friday, 08:00h to 16:00h

Reading Rooms: Mathematics, Sports*:
Monday to Friday, 08:00h to 12:00h
* Access to the Sports Library is via the emergency exit of the Reading Room (level of the Sports car park)

Physics Reading Room:
Monday to Friday, 12:00h to 16:00h

Reading Room Medicine (accessible only to medical students and staff with access to the University Hospital):
Monday to Friday, 08:00h to 16:00h

Use of Reading Places in the Reading Rooms

A limited number of reading places are available in all reading rooms. Please observe the regulations for the use of the reading places in the individual reading rooms. Please also note that you must make a reservation via the LSF for the use of reading places in the reading rooms Law I and II, Economics and PT1. You can book the reading place for the respective day until 14.00h the day before. Should the places not be fully booked in advance, the remaining places will be allocated on the respective day on site. In this context, please also note the update information on booking and using reading places in reading rooms.

Please note that if you have not taken your seat one hour after the start of the time slot, your booking will expire

Borrowing media from the reading rooms

Students and staff of the UR can borrow a maximum of 5 books directly from all the reading rooms listed above for 14 days. Exception: At present, due to pending study, seminar and term papers, in agreement with the Law Faculty, only same-day loans from reading rooms Law 1 and 2 are possible. Books borrowed from the respective reading rooms can also be returned there.

Books from the General Reading Room and the Special Collection with the local identifier 55 (Reclamsammlung PT) can be ordered via the online catalogue and can be picked up and also returned in the contact-free lending area in the Central Library.

Please observe hygiene measures

Access to the reading rooms is based on hygiene and safety guidelines (please also refer to the current notices on site):

  • separate use of the entrance and exit
  • limited number of people in the reading room
  • Compliance with the distance regulations (1.5 meters)
  • Wearing a mouth-and-nose protector in the reading room area

Scanners are available in some reading rooms. Please only scan single chapters or a few pages (not whole books!) and keep your stay as short as possible. Please note that no USB sticks are currently being issued for loan.


Information on booking and using reading places in Reading Rooms

Use of work spaces in Reading Rooms PT 1

As the number of places is limited according to the hygiene guidelines, we ask you to book a place in the reading room via the LSF ("Platzbuchung in Lesesälen") before each visit. You can make the desired booking for the respective day until 14.00h the day before. Should the places not be fully booked in advance, the remaining places will be allocated on the respective day on site.

Until further notice, the reading places are open Monday to Friday from 08:00h to 19:30h and can be booked in two time slots:

08:00h to 13:00h or 13:45h to 19:30h. If you do not need a slot, please cancel your booking in time (also via LSF) in the interest of your fellow students. The tables will be cleaned before each time slot.

Please note that your booking will expire if you do not take your seat one hour after the start of the time slot.

Please have your library card ready when entering the reading room. Furthermore, we ask you to wear a mouth-and-nose protection when entering the reading room and to observe the distance rule of 1.5 meters.

PhD students and trainee teachers who are not matriculated and therefore cannot make bookings via the LSF are asked to contact us in advance by e-mail to pt.ub@ur.de. Please state "Leseplatz *Your subject* (e.g. Leseplatz German Studies) as the subject of the mail, as well as your user number and wait for a response, because these places are limited as well.

Use of reading spaces in Reading Room PT 2

No booking is necessary for the use of the reading places in the reading room PT 2, but the number of places is limited according to the hygiene guidelines. The reading places are available Monday to Friday from 08:00h to 20:00h.

PhD students and trainee teachers who are not matriculated and therefore cannot make bookings via the LSF are kindly requested to contact us in advance by e-mail to pt.ub@ur.de. Please enter *your subject* (e.g. reading place German Studies) and your user number as the subject of the mail and wait for a reply, because these places are limited.

Use of reading spaces in the Reading Rooms Law I and II, Economics

Since the number of places is limited according to the hygiene guidelines, we ask you to book a place in the reading room via the LSF ("Platzbuchung in Lesesälen") before each visit. You can make the desired booking for the respective day until 14.00h the day before. Should the places not be fully booked in advance, the remaining places will be allocated on the respective day on site.

Until further notice the reading places are open Monday to Friday from 08:00h to 19:30h and can be booked in two time slots: 08:00h-13:00h or 14:00h-19:30h. If you do not need a place, please cancel your booking in time (also via LSF) in the interest of your fellow students. The tables are cleaned before each time slot.

Please note that your booking will expire if you do not take your seat one hour after the start of the time slot.

Please note, moreover, that group rooms cannot yet be used.

Please have your library card ready when entering the reading room. We also ask you to wear a mouth-and-nose protection when entering the reading room and to observe the distance rule of 1.5 m. 

PhD students who are not matriculated and therefore cannot make bookings via the LSF are asked to contact the LSF in advance by e-mail to recht.ub@ur.de or wirtschaft.ub@ur.de. Please enter your user number and wait for a response, because these places are also limited.


Interlibrary loan of books for all members of UR (from 08.06.20)

As of Monday, June 8th, 2020, interlibrary loan is again available without restrictions for all members of the University of Regensburg (both students and staff). This means that in addition to interlibrary loan orders for copies of articles, books can now again be ordered via interlibrary loan.

Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to send copies of articles as PDF files, as VG Wort has not extended its agreement to this procedure, which was valid until May 31, 2020.

All media ordered via inter-library loan can be collected in the contact-free lending area in the Central Library. You will be notified by the library via e-mail as soon as it is possible to pick up the ordered interlibrary loan media.



You will find answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQs.

If you have any further questions, please contact the staff of the University Library by phone on 0941 943-3990 (Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 14:00). You are also welcome to send us your request or question in writing by e-mail at any time.

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