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Information for visiting scholars

If your stay is likely to be lengthy

Access to the electronic media

Visiting academic staff with a longer teaching commitment at the LMU can obtain a LMU user ID. This ID will entitle you to use the LMU WLANs and enable you to access the University Library's electronic media collections. You should apply to the LMU IT service desk for your LMU user ID.

IT-Servicedesk website including application form for a LMU account (in German)

Learn more about the University Library E-Media Login

Borrowing books

Zentralbibliothek (Main Library)

If you are a visiting scholar with a longer-term engagement at the LMU you will be able to borrow books and other media from the University Library. You can obtain a library card at the Service Counter in the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library). 

Subject Libraries

Please contact the appropriate Subject Library to ask about local borrowing conditions:

Contact partners at the Subject Libraries

If you are not a German resident

Visitors without official German residency status will not be able to borrow books to use outside the Library.

Zentralbibliothek (Main Library)

However, you will be welcome to order media from the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library) collections for use in the Allgemeinen Lesesaal (General Reading Room). You will require a library card which you can obtain at the Information Desk or Service Counter in the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library).

Subject Libraries

Please contact the appropriate Subject Library to ask about local terms of use:

Contact partners at the Subject Libraries

Short-term use of the library

Zentralbibliothek (Main Library)

If your visit is expected to be short (one day, or just a few days) and you wish to use the Main Library collections, you can consult individual items in the Allgemeinen Lesesaal (General Reading Room) or the Lesesaal Altes Buch (Rare Books Reading Room). You will not need a library card. Let us know which titles you will require at least a week before your intended visit, and include your personal details. Please send an e-mail to the following address:

information@ub.uni-muenchen.de (for newer titles)

handschriften@ub.uni-muenchen.de (for titles published more than 100 years ago)

Subject Libraries

Please contact the appropriate Subject Library to ask about local terms of use:

Contact partners at the Subject Libraries

Internet access via Eduroam

The Münchner Wissenschaftsnetz (Munich Academic Network) is part of the international Eduroam association. This means that members of any university participating in Eduroam can easily connect to the internet via an LMU WLAN. You will require only your own home university account details. You will not usually need to make any changes to the connection settings you use at your home institution. A large number of universities from all over the world now participate in the Eduroam initiative.

The advantage of this system is that you do not need to apply for a LMU user ID to access the internet. However, if you wish to use the electronic media licensed by the University Library of the LMU you will still need to obtain a LMU user ID first.

Home page of the Eduroam Initiative


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