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FAQs on using the library during the COVID-19 pandemic

Here you will find a list of the questions most frequently asked about (special) lending and literature provision services in the current situation.

26.04.2021

If you have other questions please contact the University Library’s Information Desk by sending an e-mail to information@ub.uni-muenchen.de or by calling 089 2180-2427.

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Why are fewer reading and study workspaces available now than before the Corona pandemic?

General

Book issue and return

Reading/study workspaces

E-Media use

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Additional services for academic staff

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General

What protection and hygiene regulations must be observed when using the library?

Protect yourself and others by observing these protection and hygiene regulations:

  • There is an FFP2 mask requirement in the library. This also applies to reading and study workspaces.
  • Please maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • Please take note of the barriers and distancing markings in the circulation areas.
  • Do not visit the library if you are ill, especially if you have symptoms associated with a respiratory infection, or general unspecific symptoms.
  • Observe the etiquette governing coughing and sneezing (use the crook of your elbow instead of your hand).
  • Use tissues once only and dispose of them safely in a closed container.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene and wash your hands with sufficient soap and water.

What hygiene regulations has the University Library adopted to protect library users?

The University Library has introduced a range of protection and hygiene regulations to protect users and staff from infection.

  • No-one with symptoms associated with a respiratory infection, or with general unspecific symptoms may enter the library.
  • The number of persons present in the library at any one time will be limited as stipulated by the Infektionsschutzmaßnahmenverordnung (Infection Prevention Ordinance). If necessary, admission will be regulated.
  • Study workspaces have been placed 1.5 metres apart. 
  • Protective screens have been installed at all service desks. 
  • Disinfectant and cleaning fluid will be provided in the reading rooms for cleaning the reading/study workspaces and other contact surfaces.
  • All rooms will be regularly ventilated. Please note, that in libraries without air condition room temperatures might decrease temporarily during ventilation. 

Where can I validate my LMUcard?

Many LMU buildings are open to the public again, although with limited opening hours. An overview of all currently available validation devices can be found on the IT Service Desk pages.

Current usable validation terminals in public areas

Validation terminals in libraries

  • In the circulation hall in the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library)
  • Fachbibliothek Chemie und Pharmazie
  • Fachbibliothek Medizinische Lesehalle
  • Fachbibliothek Philologicum
  • Fachbibliothek Psychologie, Pädagogik und Soziologie top

Book issue and return

Which of the University Library's locations are open for circulation?

The Zentralbibliothek (Main Library), the Zentrale Lehrbuchsammlung (Central Textbook Collection) and most of the Subject Libraries have been re-opened for borrowing services, with modified opening hours and under strict compliance with hygiene regulations. 

Please note at the Fachbibliothek Biologie und Biomedizin: Book orders are possible for the textbook collection and the open access collection; however, the provision and lending takes place entirely through the textbook collection, Großhaderner Straße 9; the location Großhaderner Straße 4 remains closed.

Opening hours

Please inform yourself about the terms of use of the institute libraries directly at the respective institute libraries.

Who is authorized to borrow from the library?

Borrowing services have now been restored to all user groups. In addition to members of the LMU, external users and secondary/high school students may now also borrow media again.

  • LMU staff: Regular borrowing privileges apply.
  • Students of the LMU: Regular borrowing privileges apply. Additionally, LMU students may temporarily borrow books from the open access collections of the subject libraries.
  • Students of the Munich Technical University: Regular borrowing privileges apply (books from the Zentralbibliothek, the Textbook Collections, the open access shelves of the Fachbibliothek Mathematik und Physik, and items from the stacks of some Subject Libraries). Additionally, TU students may temporarily borrow books from the open access collections of the subject libraries.
  • Secondary/high school students: Regular borrowing privileges apply (they can borrow media from the Zentralbibliothek and the stacks of some Subject Libraries).
  • External users: Regular borrowing privileges apply (books from the Zentralbibliothek and the stacks of some Subject Libraries).

Is the loans function on my LMUcard enabled?

Newly issued LMUcards are being dispatched by post. This means your registration address will not have been checked and as a result you will not be able to order and borrow books for off-site use. To borrow books to take home you will need to have your LMUcard activated. To do this, please contact UB.info by e-mail to benutzung@ub.uni-muenchen.de and upload a picture of your [German] personal identity card or your residence permit (front and back) or your certificate of residency via upload form. As soon as the data is released, we will inform you by email.

Alternatively, you can go to the service desk of the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library) and proof that you are resident in Germany. Please present your [German] personal identity card OR your residency permit OR your certificate of residency.

Link to the upload form

How can I apply for or extend a library card?

If you do not have an LMUcard and would like to apply for a library card, please send us an email to benutzung@ub.uni-muenchen.de and upload all required documents using the upload form.

If you already have a library card and would like to extend it, please send us an email to benutzung@ub.uni-muenchen.de and upload the current document confirming your affiliation with the LMU using the upload form.

Overview of the required documents

Link to the upload form

How does the loans service work?

Borrowing from the Zentralbibiothek (Main Library) und the Zentrale Lehrbuchsammlung (Central Textbook Collection)

Please use the University Library’s online catalogue to order books or other media from the stacks of the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library) or from the Zentrale Lehrbuchsammlung (Central Textbook Collection). The media you have ordered can be collected from the issue desk in the Circulation Area of the Zentralbibliothek or from the desk in the Zentrale Lehrbuchsammlung. Your items will be available two working days after the date you placed your order. Please collect all items within the next ten normal library opening days. You will need your LMUcard or your library card to borrow books. In the Zentrale Lehrbuchsammlung (Central Textbook Collection), you can take books and media off the shelf and borrow them yourself, even without ordering in advance.

Please note that the collections in the Allgemeiner Lesesaal (General Reading Room) are not available for loan.

Borrowing from the Subject Libraries

If you wish to borrow books and other media from any of the Subject Libraries, please go directly to the shelves at your chosen location to select and borrow the items you require. You do not need to reserve a workspace first. However, you may have to wait a little before entering the library as only a limited number of users are allowed in at any one time.

Alternatively, you can order the items you require via the online catalogue and collect them from the respective Subject Library two days later. Please collect the ordered medium within the next 10 days. You will need your LMUcard or your library card to borrow books.

If you wish to borrow books from the Fachbibliothek Biologie und Biomedizin, you must first order them via the online catalogue, as the reference collections at the Großhaderner Straße 4 location are still closed. Please collect these items from the Lehrbuchsammlung (Textbook Collection) at Großhaderner Straße 9.

Please note: before placing your order you must select the correct University Library branch location under „Location Selection” in the English version of the online catalogue, or German „Standortauswahl”.

How to order media:

  1. If you wish, change the interface language to English using the link „Sprache” top-right.
  2. Log in to your library account.
  3. Use the tab „Search” to search the online catalogue (on mobile devices choose „Navigation” to access the online catalogue). Then select the library under „Location Selection” or „Standortauswahl”.
  4. Search for the desired title and select it.
  5. When you have chosen the title you want, click on the tab „Get document” and then on „order”.

Please note that some collections in the Subject Libraries (e.g. reference books, loose-leaf works, journals) are for reference only.

Online catalogue

Maximum number of items

  • Students may borrow a maximum of 25 media, therefrom 10 media from the open access collection from the subject libraries. Included are also items registered to your account which you already have on loan.
  • LMU Students preparing their final undergraduate dissertation: contingent can be increased to 50 items by sending an e-mail to benutzung@ub.uni-muenchen.de
  • Borrowing limits for academic staff and doctoral candidates remain unchanged.

Loan periods

Loan periods for students:

  • 4 weeks: loan period for media from the Zentralbibliothek (Central Library), the Zentrale Lehrbuchsammlung (Central Textbook Collection) and the Textbook Collection from the Subject Libraries
  • 2 weeks: Media from the open access collection of the Subject Libraries
  • The loan period can be renewed up to 4 times for 2 weeks each time provided no other user has placed a reservation.

Special loan periods and renewal conditions apply for the academic staff of the LMU.

Over the past few months, the loan period for any media borrowed from the University Library has been extended automatically because of the coronavirus pandemic. This period of grace expires now in order to make these media available to other library users again. Please therefore make sure you check your library account to see when your media are due for return, and ensure you return them on time.

Please return books to the location from which you borrowed them. Books ordered via the inter-library loans service should be returned to the Circulations Desk in the Main Library.

You can also return your media by post. In this case, please send the media as a trackable parcel, so that you have proof of despatch.

Returning your media

Opening hours

Book reservations

If a desired book is already on loan you can reserve it via the online catalogue.

Please note: before placing your reservation you must select the correct University Library branch location under „Location Selection” in the English version of the online catalogue, or German „Standortauswahl”.

How to reserve media:

  1. If you wish, change the interface language to English using the link „Sprache” top-right.
  2. Log in to your library account.Use the tab „Search” to search the online catalogue (on mobile devices choose „Navigation” to access the online catalogue).
  3. Then select the desired library under „Location Selection” or „Standortauswahl”.
  4. Search for the desired title and select it.
  5. When you have chosen the title you want, click on the tab „Get document” and then on „order”.

We will automatically notify you by e-mail as soon as the item is available for you to collect.

Where can I return books I have borrowed?

Library locations

Please return books to the location from which you borrowed them. Books ordered via the inter-library loans service should be returned to the Circulations Desk in the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library).

Note on the self-service return machine and the book drop in the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library)

The options for returning books in the Zentralbibliothek outside of library opening times are currently limited. You can return books via the self-service return machine: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm

The book drop in the Zentalbibliothek (situated opposite the entrance to CIP Pool 1) is accessible during the opening hours of the LMU main building (Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 / Ludwigstraße 27): Monday - Friday 6.30 am - 7.00 pm

Exceptional cases / Returns by post

If you have a valid reason for not being able to return your media (because you are abroad, for example), please contact the User Services Department (benutzung@ub.uni-muenchen.de). You can also return your media by post. In this case, please send the media (any media that you have borrowed from the Main Library, the Central Textbook Collection or the Subject Libraries) as a trackable parcel, so that you have proof of despatch, to the following address :

Universitätsbibliothek der LMU
Abteilung Benutzungsdienste
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Other libraries at the LMU

Please inform yourself about the terms of use of the institute libraries directly at the respective institutes.

Is there a barrier-free access to the libraries?

All the University Library's locations have barrier-free access (currently only exception: Fachbibliothek Tiermedizin). 

When are the media I have borrowed due for return?

Over the past few months, the loan period for any media borrowed from the University Library has been extended automatically because of the coronavirus pandemic. This period of grace expires now in order to make these media available to other library users again. Please therefore make sure you check your library account to see when your media are due for return, and ensure you return them on time. Please note that if you have had media on loan for a longer time they may already be due for return on March 2nd.

We ask you to return your media to the library where you borrowed them. Please note the current opening hours. Finally, we ask you not to wait until the last day of the loan period in order to return your media, since there may be longer waiting times because of the hygiene regulations.

You may also return your books by post. In this case, please send the media as a trackable parcel, so that you have proof of dispatch and delivery.

Where can I pay overdue fees or other charges?

Fees can currently be paid at the following locacations:

  • Zentralbibliothek (Main Library, pay station, next to the entrance to CIP-Pool 1, cash or bank card)
  • Zentrale Lehrbuchsammlung (Central Textbook Collection, pay station, bank card only)
  • Fachbibliothek Chemie und Pharmazie (pay station, bank card only)
  • Fachbibliothek Mathematik und Physik (pay station, bank card only)
  • Fachbibliothek Medizinische Lesehalle (pay station, bank card only)

Payment of fines is currently also possible by bank transfer. Please transfer the entire amount shown in your library account to the bank account below. Please make sure you give the reference and send us a transfer receipt to benutzung@ub.uni-muenchen.de. This is the only way to promptly cancel the fine from your account.

Account details:
Recipient: Bayerische Landesbank München
IBAN: DE53 7005 0000 0000 0248 68
BIC: BYLADEMMXXX
Purpose / reference: 704000128-6

Can I currently order books and magazine articles via interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary loan orders on books and articles are available again.

In acknowledgement of the more restrictive conditions of the Corona lockdown, the German copyright fees collection agency VG Wort has granted libraries exceptional permission to supply customers with digital copies of journal articles ordered on inter-library loan. There is no charge for this electronic article delivery service. There may, however, be exceptions to electronic delivery, for example in cases where the supplying library does not have access to an electronic delivery system, or for international inter-library loans. Please note that this service will only be available until July 31, 2021, after which orders will once again be limited to print form only.

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Reading/study workspaces

Which libraries offer reading/study workspaces?

Members of the LMU will be able to use the reading and study workspaces at all of the University's locations.

In order to use the reading and study workspaces, it is necessary to make a reservation in advance.

  • General Reading Room at the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library)
  • Lesesaal Altes Buch (rare books reading room). Please note: Special regulations apply for reserving items and library desks (in German)
  • Computer Rooms at the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library)
  • Zentrale Lehrbuchsammlung (Central Textbook Collection)
  • Fachbibliothek Biologie und Biomedizin / textbook collection 
  • Fachbibliothek Chemie und Pharmazie
  • Fachbibliothek Englischer Garten 
  • Fachbibliothek Geowissenschaften
  • Fachbibliothek Historicum
  • Fachbibliothek Kunstwissenschaften 
  • Fachbibliothek Mathematik und Physik
  • Fachbibliothek Medizinische Lesehalle 
  • Fachbibliothek Psychologie, Pädagogik und Soziologie
  • Fachbibliothek Philologicum
  • Fachbibliothek Theologie und Philosophie
  • Fachbibliothek Tiermedizin (Please ask at the desk)
  • Fachbibliothek Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Statistik

Several of the larger law libraries are also open:

  • Zivilrecht, Zivilverfahrensrecht, Medienrecht und Medizinrecht
  • Politik und Öffentliches Recht
  • Deutsches Steuerrecht
  • Strafrecht
  • Handels- und Arbeitsrecht
  • Völkerrecht (exclusively for seminar participants of Faculty 3 from focus area 9)
  • Europäisches und internationales Wirtschaftsrecht (reservation by e-mail)
  • Leopold-Wenger-Institut für Rechtsgeschichte, Abt. Antike Rechtsgeschichte und Papyrusforschung (reservation by e-mail)
  • Leopold-Wenger-Institut für Rechtsgeschichte, Abt. Bayerische und deutsche Rechtsgeschichte (reservation by e-mail)

Why are fewer reading and study workspaces available now than before the Corona pandemic?

Due to the uniform federal regulations – depending on the current incidence rate – only a small number of study workspaces can currently be made available. 

How do I reserve a reading/study workspace?

  1. Click on the link below to access the reservation system.
  2. Log in using your LMU account at the top right of the website.
  3. Select the library in which you wish to reserve a reading/study workspace and, if necessary, a reading/work place directly. For some Subject Libraries there are two different quotas applicable to the reservation of reading/study workspaces: One for the students and staff of the library's own subject area („nur Fachangehörige” - subject affiliates only) and one for non-affiliates (“Allgemeiner Bereich” - general area).
  4. Please select a day and time-slot for your reservation (you may need to scroll down or right to see the date or reading/working workspace you want).
  5. Check the information provided and save the entry.
  6. On the day of your reservation, show your reservation confirmation (printed, if possible) and your LMUcard at the service desk.

Link to the reservations shelf
Floor plans for reading/study workspaces booking (in German)

What rules apply to the reservation of reading/study workspaces?

  • The reservation of workspaces via the reservation system of the UB is only possible with an LMU user ID.
  • Two time-slots are available each day: 9.00 am - 1.30 pm and 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm.
  • Each user may reserve a maximum of six time-slots per week. Exceptions: the scanner PCs CIP1-02 and CIP1-03 in CIP Pool 1 of the Zentralbibliothek are limited to three time slots.
  • Reservations can be made up to seven days in advance.
  • If you can't make use of a reserved reading/study workspace, please cancel the reservation and thereby release the reading/study workspace to other users. 
  • Some Subject Libraries have their own workspace quotas, available exclusively to staff and students of the library's own subjects.

Lunchtime procedure

If you have only reserved a morning slot please ensure you vacate your reading / study workspace by 1.30 pm at the latest. Infection prevention regulations stipulate the maximum number of persons permitted in the library at any one time, so please make sure your workspace is free in time for the afternoon slot. If you have reserved the afternoon slot as well, you may use your workspace over lunchtime (1.30 – 2 pm).

The following rules apply to the law libraries:

  • Zivilrecht, Zivilverfahrensrecht, Medienrecht und Medizinrecht (civil law, civil procedure law, media law and medical law; access via Prof.-Huber-Platz 2, 1st floor, Room T111)
    Two time-slots are available each day: 8.00 am - 1.30 pm and 2.00 pm - 8.00 pm
  • Politik und Öffentliches Recht (politics and public law; access via Prof.-Huber-Platz 2, 1st floor, Room T111)
    Two time-slots are available each day: 8.00 am - 1.30 pm and 2.00 pm - 8.00 pm
  • Deutsches Steuerrecht (German tax law; access via Prof.-Huber-Platz 2, 1st floor, Room T111)
    Two time-slots are available each day: 8.00 am - 1.30 pm and 2.00 pm - 8.00 pm
    Please use "Jura: Ö-Recht, Nur Fak. 3" in the reservations shelf.
  • Strafrecht (criminal law; access via Prof.-Huber-Platz 2, 2nd floor, Room T203)
    Two time-slots are available each day: 8.15 am - 1.30 pm and 2.00 pm - 7.45 pm
  • Handels- und Arbeitsrecht (commercial and labour law; access via Prof.-Huber-Platz 2, 1st floor, Room T111)
    Two time-slots are available each day: 8.00 am - 1.30 pm and 2.00 pm - 8.00 pm
  • Völkerrecht (public international law; access via Prof.-Huber-Platz 2, ground floor via Room T009). 
    One time-slot is available each day: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm. All workspaces will be provided exclusively for seminar participants of Faculty 3 from focus area 9. Please use the "Fak. 03/Schwerpunkt 9" in the reservations shelf.
  • Europäisches und internationales Wirtschaftsrecht (European and international economic law; Ludwigstraße 29)
    Open Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm, by prior reservation.
  • Leopold-Wenger-Institut für Rechtsgeschichte, Abt. Antike Rechtsgeschichte und Papyrusforschung (Leopold Wenger Institute for Legal History, Department for ancient legal history and papyrus research)
    Open Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm. For reservations, please contact sekretariat.platschek@jura.uni-muenchen.de
  • Leopold-Wenger-Institut für Rechtsgeschichte, Abt. Bayerische und deutsche Rechtsgeschichte (Leopold Wenger Institute for Legal History, Department for the legal history of Bavaria and Germany)
    Open Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm. For reservations, please contact sekretariat.platschek@jura.uni-muenchen.de

How can I change a reserved reading/study workspace or cancel a reservation?

To cancel or change a reservation, click the link in the confirmation email of your reservation (if necessary, you may need to log in the reservation system in advance). By clicking „Eintrag löschen” you cancel the reserved reading/study workspace. Change your reservation, such as a different seat or area, by clicking „Eintrag ändern”. In both cases, you will receive a confirmation email again.

Please note that cancellations and changes are possible until the day before the reservation, for cancellations on the day itself please contact reservierung@ub.uni-muenchen.de.

Can I reserve a group study room or an individual carrel?

The group study room at all our locations will remain closed until further notice.

The individual carrels at the Subject Libraries Historicum and Philologicum can be reserved again. Please contact the relevant Subject Library to reserve individual carrels.

The FFP2 mask requirement in the entire library also applies to individual carrels.

Do I have to make a reservation if I "just" want to go to the shelves?

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E-Media use

What e-media are available?

The University Library provides a broad selection of electronic media which can be accessed by members of the LMU at any time and from anywhere. These include electronic books, electronic journals and databases covering all the University's subject disciplines. Information concerning the availability of the e-book is listed in the online-catalogue, tab "more title information". 

Online catalogue of the University Library

E-Media at the UB (in German)

Are all digital media listed in the online catalogue available permanently?

No - due to the ongoing exceptional circumstances, the University Library is currently involved in a number of projects with publishers who grant us temporary access to their digital content. Once these projects end, access will be cancelled. For all digital content that is only available for a limited period of time, the expiry date is being indicated in the online catalogue (please see the tab "More title information").

How does the University Library's e-media login work?

To use the University Library's e-media, please log in via the E-Media Login. You will need your LMU user account details to confirm that you are a member of the LMU After successfully logging in you will have access to all full-text resources licensed by the University Library.

If you have questions concerning the E-Media login, please contact the University Library E-Media Support by sending an email to emedien-support@ub.uni-muenchen.de or by calling 089 / 2180 2934.

New E-tutorial E-Media Login: Login lohnt sich

This tutorial will show you how to use the E-Media Login and the associated bookmarklet to use the University Library's e-books, e-journals and databases.
Attention: The tutorial is only available without sound!

E-tutorial: Login lohnt sich (in German)

What is an LMU account?

Members of the LMU also receive an email address associated with their LMU user account. This address is issued by the IT Service Desk; you will need it to access many of the LMU's services (e.g. registration for courses or central IT services at the LMU). You will find more information about the LMU user account on the webpages of the LMU IT Service Desk.

LMU IT Service Desk (in German)

Can I use the University Library's e-media if I do not have an LMU account?

You must have an LMU user account in order to use the University Library's digital media. Your account confirms that you are a member of the LMU (e.g. a student, or a member of staff) and authenticates your use of the digital media. We regret that the LMU's e-media collections are not available to external users. A valid library card also entitles you to access the digital media of the Bavarian State Library.

How can I use the Bavarian State Library's e-media?

In order to access the e-media at the Bavarian State Library you will require an LMUcard or a valid library card and the associated library card number or access code of the Bavarian State Library with which you log in into the online catalogue.

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Services

Have the Information Literacy courses resumed, e.g. the course „Recherche leicht gemacht” or the courses on the reference management programmes Citavi and Endnote?

All the University Library's face-to-face courses have been suspended until further notice. Information and registration conditions for the webinar "Recherche leicht gemacht XS – Crashkurs Online-Katalog" (in German) can be found under Aktuelles/Veranstaltungen. You will continue to have access to the University Library's E-tutorials, which will guide you through the basic principles of literature searching.

If you have any general questions about literature management programmes, please contact the Information Literacy Division by e-mail at literaturverwaltung@ub.uni-muenchen.de.
You will find both helpful advice on how to conduct subject-specific literature searches in individual databases and a list of contact partners within the Library on the University Library's website.

General training courses

E-tutorials

Subject specific searching

Are guided tours of the Subject Libraries still taking place?

No. We regret that all guided tours of the Subject Libraries, e.g. for seminars or first-year students, have been suspended until further notice. If you have any further questions please contact the appropriate members of staff at the individual Subject Library.

Subject libraries

Where can I submit my thesis?

The Publikationsdienste Dissertationen (Publication Services Theses) is still currently closed. We regret it will not be possible for you to submit your doctoral or habilitation thesis in person at this time. If you have any questions please contact dissertationen@ub.uni-muenchen.de or call at 089 2180-9486.

Please send your thesis by post to the following address:

University Library of the LMU
Publikationsdienste Dissertationen
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Can I borrow a tablet from the University Library?

LMU Students and doctoral candidates can borrow tablets from the University Library. You can borrow or return your tablet at the following times: Monday - Friday 9 am – 12.30 noon and 2 pm - 7 pm in CIP Pool 1 in the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library)

If you want to check whether there are any tablets currently available for loan, enter the title keyword "tablet-pcs" in the online catalague and set the current branch to "Zentralbibliothek/CIP-Pool 1". You can also click on the link below.

Tablets available for loan

Where can I print, copy and scan?

Photocopiers / scanners with cloud-printing functionality are available:

  • in the reading room of the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library)
  • in the computer pools of the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library)
  • in Leopoldstraße 13 (area connecting House 2 and House 3)
  • in all subject libraries

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Additional services for academic staff

Is there a scan service for my electronic reserve collection (Semesterapparat)?

As our users currently have limited access to the University Library's print collections we are offering the LMU teaching staff a free scan service for the LMU's learning platforms and electronic reserve collections (Semesterapparate) to improve literature provision for their courses.

How the scan service works:

  • Let the University Library know your literature requirements by completing the order form linked below and submitting it to the Library.
  • You will receive your scan by e-mail in PDF format.
  • You can now add the scan to your learning platform.

Use of the scan service is subject to the following copyright regulations:

  • Scans of whole journal articles or up to 15% of monographs are permissible,
  • Access to the scans must be limited to participants of the respective course.

Order form "Scans for the LMU learning platforms"

How can I use scans from books and journals for my own academic research?

The Campuslieferdienst (campus delivery service) is the University Library's document scanning service for LMU staff and postgraduate doctoral candidates; it enables these users to order scans from those printed books and journals in the University Library's collections not available in electronic form. The University Library will scan the requested texts and make them available to the user as a PDF document.

So far it has only been possible to order journal articles and book chapters up to a maximum of 30 pages. These restrictions have now been relaxed. Until further notice, and irrespective of the number of pages, you can now order:

  • complete articles from journals or collected editions
  • up to 75% of any one monograph

This can lead to longer delivery times.

Please note that for copyright reasons you may only use the scans you have requested for your own personal academic purposes. Guidance on how to place an order and further information on the Campuslieferdienst (campus delivery service) can be found on the following webpage:

About the Campuslieferdienst

E-tutorial "Campuslieferdienst" (in German)