The University Library


Current phase of traffic light and COVID-19 information of the University


Library services according to traffic-light colours:

General information

Green / yellow

  • Library opening hours: Mon-Thu 09:00-17:00h, Fri 09:00-13:00
  • Open-shelves area ("Freihandbereich") and reading room are open


  • NEW Library opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 09:00-13:00h, Tue and Thur 13:00-17:00h
  • Open-shelves area ("Freihandbereich") is open (with access restrictions)
  • Scanning, copying, binding of theses and other services will be possible
  • limited use of reading room after registration in the library
  • Media currently on loan are not renewed automatically.


    • Library closed; use of e-resources (Digital Library)
    • limited lending service for staff and students:
      • pre-order physical media via AnTon:search (after login)
      • collecting of requested media is possible twice per week: Mon 10:00-12:00, Thur 15:00-17:00h
    • returning of media via return box in the foyer only

    Welcome to the library of the ABPU!


    The library offers you

    • Over 800 m² of library space
    • Quiet reading areas on two floors
    • Spacious open-acces areas
    • Our own media room for playing audio-visual media
    • Our own screening room
    • A comfortable reading lounge

    Library and usage regulations (in German)

    We are pleased to offer you the following additional services:

    • Self-service borrowing: you can take out music and books without assistance via the self-service borrowing stations.
    • Scanner: material can be safely scanned onto storage media free of charge.
    • Box for the return of media: borrowed media can be returned outside opening hours by placing in the box on level 0 – near the porter's lodge / opposite the  Studiobühne.
    • Bibliobags (library bags) are transparent carrier bags, which are available free of charge and can be taken into all the library rooms. They need not be returned, and are thus also a practical everyday accessory.