People in wheelchairs can access the ground floor of the University Library via the revolving doors at the entrances on Platz der Universität and on Milchstraße. Press the designated button on the revolving doors to make them wheelchair accessible.
All floors can be accessed via the lift. The central lifts can be directly called for your use using a Euro key. They feature a user-friendly, lowered and embossed keypad designed specifically for people in wheelchairs.
Library users with visual impairments can access the University Library via the door in Café Libresso. A tactile guidance system on the ground shows visitors the way from the door of Café Libresso to the information counter on the ground floor.
The canteen door is freely accessible when Café Libresso’s outdoor space is open. Outside of these hours, an appointment must be made with information service staff. We are happy to wait for you at the canteen door in that case.
Blind and visually impaired members of the University of Freiburg and cooperating higher education institutions can receive a key card to gain access to the University Library. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are also happy to offer blind and visually impaired library users a private guided tour to familiarise them with the University Library site. To arrange a tour, please contact email@example.com.
We are happy to help students with disabilities use our holdings. When searching for literature, we will do everything we can to meet your needs and help with borrowing books or reserving items via interlibrary loan.
If you would like to use the University Library’s reference holdings, we can work with you to find the texts you need before your visit.
Please contact our information service with your requests.
Our library is accessible and people with reduced mobility or visual or hearing impairments are welcome to come on the library tour.
We have a wireless induction loop system for people who wear hearing aids, so you can easily follow the tour.
Please contact our information service for more information.
An induction loop is installed in the event room on the first floor in the area directly in front of the speaker's desk up to the façade. Wearers of suitable hearing aids and cochlear implants can thus follow the lecture without disturbing background noise.
In order to enable hearing impaired people to take part in our guided tours, we have 5 mobile induction loops. Please contact us before the tour so that we can provide you with an induction loop if required.
Library users with hearing impairments can borrow a pager for the duration of their visit to the University Library. It can be worn on your person throughout your stay in the building. The vibrations and the lights on the display will notify you in the event of an evacuation alarm.
Please visit the information desk in the foyer if you would like to use a pager during your visit.
The work rooms for people with visual impairments are equipped with a computer and the necessary software, a large monitor with a swivel arm, a scanner with text recognition software, speakers, a refreshable Braille display and two screen-reading devices. Internet access is also available here. There are also two workstations equipped with cold light sources.
To create an ergonomic workspace suitable for hours of study, all work rooms feature a height-adjustable table that can be lowered to 65 cm in height.
If you would like to use these workstations, please contact the reading room information desk.
There is a wheelchair-accessible catalogue PC, which can be lowered to 70 cm in height, in the foyer. This computer can be used to search Katalog plus.
All e-books, e-journals and databases with licences held by the University Library can be accessed at a special PC workstation in Reading Room 1.
There is a wheelchair-accessible presentation desk, which can be lowered to 70 cm in height, in the parlatory (first floor). It is a specially designed desk with a large screen. Library users can connect their own laptops and work on presentations and documents in a group.
There are additional presentation desks on the second to fifth floors of the parlatory. They can be lowered to a height of 107 cm, which is perfect for library users in height-adjustable electric wheelchairs.
Accessible toilet facilities are located in the foyer next to Café Libresso and in Reading Rooms 2 to 4, which are equipped with an Euro-lock. The key is available at the information desk on the ground floor.
There is another accessible toilet on the 1st floor of the parlatory near the event hall. This is accessible without an Euro-key.