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


  • Library opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 09:00-11:00h, Tue and Th 15:00-17:00
  • Open-shelves area ("Freihandbereich") is open (with access restrictions)
  • Reading room closed


  • Library closed
  • Use of e-resources 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.