All desks feature reading lamps with a plug socket at each seat and a Kensington Security Slot for your laptop. There is a divider between you and the person sitting opposite to give you some privacy and enable you to work in peace.
Comfortable seating is dotted throughout all of the reading rooms – perfect for thinking, reading and taking a brief break from your studies.
The special collections reading room is on the fourth floor. You can access it via the lifts in the reading room area.
The workstations and the book collections placed here are available to use at any time when the special collections reading room is open.
There are various ways to reserve items, depending on the groups of holdings. We provide information on how these media can be used in the “Special collections” section of our website.
The special collections reading room primarily provides workstations for library users to view the holdings in the special collections. Plug sockets for laptops; microfiche and microfilm equipment; and access to Katalog plus as well as online databases, subject-specific resources and special catalogues are available here. An extensive reference library with special catalogues in print format and reference works on codicology and the history of books and libraries (shelf mark group: LS: Buch) are included in the special collections reading room’s holdings.
The collection in the special collections reading room (special catalogues, reference works on codicology and the history of books and libraries) is systematically arranged within the LS: Buch shelf mark group.