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Location code: 0001, 0011, 0013, 0014, 0015, 0016, 0022, 0080

Opening hours

Please note the changed lending conditions and terms of use during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Information on the services of the University Library, which still are partially modified, can be found on the corresponding websites: 

• Borrowing
• Workspaces

Circulation area 

Monday - Friday 9 am - 8 pm 

Self-service return machine

Monday - Friday 6.30 am - 10 pm
Saturday 8 am - 10 pm

Monday - Friday 9 am - 6 pm

Telephone and chat information

Monday - Friday 9 am – 6 pm

Allgemeiner Lesesaal (General Reading Room)

Reading and study workspaces are freely accessible and can be used without prior reservation. A quota of workspaces is available to LMU staff and students for a reservation via the reservations system.
Monday - Friday 8 am - 10 pm
Saturday - Sunday 10 am - 8 pm
(Access on Weekend only via the main building, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz)

Lesesaal Altes Buch (Rare Books Reading Room)

Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm

PC room 1

Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday - Sunday 10 am - 8 pm
No reservation posssible, the places are freely accessible for participation in online courses (requirement: wearing a headset during the course. The existing PCs [without camera] can be used.).

PC room 2

No reservation posssible, the places are freely accessible.
Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm

Short-term changes to our opening hours


Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Phone: 089 2180-2427

How to reach us

U3, U6, bus 58, 68, 153, 154, alight at Universität

Who may use the library

The work desks in both the General and the Rare Books Reading Rooms can be accessed via a single entrance. 

Both CIP-Pools (Computer Pools) have unrestricted access. You will need your LMU user ID to use the computers there.


All users in possession of a valid library card may borrow items from the stacks.

More on borrowing and loan periods

Subject focus

  • General academic library
  • Special rare book collection

Location code

0001 Zentralbibliothek/Stack collections
0003 Zentralbibliothek/CIP-Pool
0011 Zentralbibliothek/General Reading Room
0013 Zentralbibliothek/Rare Books Division
0014 Zentralbibliothek/Rare Books collections
0015 Zentralbibliothek/LMU history collections
0016 Zentralbibliothek/Rare Books Reading Room
0022 Zentralbibliothek/Cataloguing Office
0080 Permanent loans Polling and Wessobrunn (not accessible to the public)

Library regulations