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Current information during the COVID-19 pandemic

Hygiene regulations at the University Library


To make your stay in the LMU libraries as safe as possible, a comprehensive hygiene concept has been developed. Information on the services of the University Library, which still are partially modified, can be found on the corresponding websites. 

If you have further questions that are not answered in this information or on the UB website, please contact the University Library’s Information Desk by sending an e-mail to or by calling 089 2180-2427. You can also chat directly with us in real time on the University Library website.

The following protection and hygiene rules are to be observed when staying in the libraries of the Univerity Library:

  • Library users are required to wear a face-mask. This can be a surgical or FFP2 mask, depending on the current hospitalisation rate. Currently, FFP2 masks must be worn. You may remove your mouth and nose covering when seated at your own reading and study workspace.
  • 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.

To protect the people present, the University Library is taking the following hygiene measures:

  • No-one with symptoms associated with a respiratory infection, or with general unspecific symptoms may enter the library.
  • 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.