According to the new version of the CoronaVO of the state of Baden-Württemberg as of 27.12.2021, access to the University Library and the campus libraries is only permitted with an FFP2 (or comparable) mask. Medical masks are no longer sufficient. This also applies in particular to borrowing or returning media. Please be prepared for this the next time you visit the University Library and the campus libraries and carry a respiratory mask with the above standards.
The current CoronaVO of the State of Baden-Württemberg permits the use of reading rooms, parlatorium and campus libraries only for vaccinated, recovered or tested users. One of the following proof must be presented:
Loans are available and can be returned Mon–Fri 8 am–8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm (last admission: 7.30 pm, Sat 5.30pm).
Please note that only a limited number of people may enter the lending area. Therefore, please limit your stay to the minimum necessary. Access does not entitle you to use the reading rooms!
Students and staff of the University of Freiburg can use the UB's study areas in the reading room and the Parlatorium without fixed time slots Mon–Fri from 7 to 24 hrs and Sat–Sun 8 to 24 hrs. Registration takes place directly on site.
Mon–Fri from 5.30 p.m. and Sat–Sun and all day on public holidays, all users of the UB with a library card can access the reading room and the Parlatorium.
The special reading room is open Mon–Fri 9–12 and 14–17 only after prior registration. Further information
Some of the specialist libraries can be used by students and staff of the University of Freiburg without prior registration. Other subject libraries can be visited after prior registration via e-mail or telephone reservation.
Current information on the opening of the subject libraries can be found here
In addition to the UB, ordered media can also be borrowed from the campus libraries of the Technische Fakultät and the Wirtschaftswissenschaften. For further information, please visit the websites of the two campus libraries
Entrance and exit are separate. Access is via Platz der Universität 2 (revolving door east). The exit is via Milchstraße (revolving door west).
Please note that access to the reading room and the Parlatorium is only possible on presentation of a proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative corona test. Please have the relevant proof - preferably in digital form - ready at the entrance.
Freiburg University Library has further expanded its digital services during the Corona crisis.
Here you will find information on newly added electronic offers on an ongoing basis.
During the restrictions in the University Library and in the campus libraries caused by the Corona pandemic, it is possible for members of the University of Freiburg to order articles from journals and collective works from the holdings of the UB and the campus libraries free of charge. Scan service
During the restrictions in the University Library and in the campus libraries caused by the Corona pandemic, it is possible for members of the University of Freiburg to get loanable books from our stock by mail for a fee. Postal service
Interlibrary loan requests are processed within the framework of Corona-related restrictions.