Library communication 1/2022

08 April 2022

1. Extended opening hours

The opening hours of the University Library in the Leibniz Building have already been extended in recent years during the examination periods in the summer and winter semesters. However, we have received an increasing number of requests to extend these longer opening hours throughout the year due to the students' need to have access to study rooms and workstations. Now we can finally meet this request. Beginning in May 2022, the UB is to be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and continues to be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Several student employees have been hired to support the UB, especially in the evenings from 7pm to 10pm. The extension of the opening hours is accompanied by a change in the service hours. After 7 p.m., for example, it will then no longer be possible to borrow books, return books or pay fees in cash at the counter. Lending books and paying fees with thoska card continue to be available at the self-checkout terminals, and the book drop for book returns is also available. In the next few weeks, the changes in opening and service hours will be distributed using a variety of media. Should you have any questions, you can always contact the information desk (03677 69-4531,

2. Closure of the Curie Library

In April 2022, an era will come to an end: The specialist library in the Curie Building will close permanently. Since 1998 the Curie Library primarily provided specialist literature for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, but the specialist library also served as a place of learning for students and scientists at the Georg-Schmidt-Technikum. Over the past two years, the relocation of the library's books and the integration of the literature into the Leibniz Building were planned and carried out - a total of approx. 800 shelf meters of literature were moved. Now the books from the specialist library have been fully included in the university library (on the mezzanine and basement levels) and can be used without delay. We are looking forward to welcoming the students and scientists from the Georg-Schmidt-Technikum.