All the University Library's locations have barrier-free access with the exception of the Fachbibliothek Tiermedizin (Veterinary Medicine Subject Library).
Further information on barrier-free movement within the LMU buildings has been compiled by the "Beratungsstelle für Studierende mit Behinderung und chronischer Erkrankung" (Information Centre for Disabled and Chronically Ill Students). Building plans with barrier-free access information are available on the LMU website. However neither of these information sources highlight libraries separately.
Information on barrier-free access (in German)
"Barrier-free access to the University" (631 kB) (in German)
Barrier-free access to the individual libraries
- Zentralbibliothek (Main Library)
- Zentrale Lehrbuchsammlung (Central Textbook Collection)
- Publication Services Theses
- Fachbibliothek Biologie und Biomedizin
- Fachbibliothek Chemie und Pharmazie
- Fachbibliothek Englischer Garten
- Fachbibliothek Germanistik und Komparatistik
- Fachbibliothek Historicum
- Fachbibliothek Kunstwissenschaften
- Fachbibliothek Mathematik und Physik
- Fachbibliothek Medizinische Lesehalle
- Fachbibliothek Philologicum
- Fachbibliothek Psychologie, Pädagogik und Soziologie
- Fachbibliothek Theologie und Philosophie
- Fachbibliothek Tiermedizin
- Fachbibliothek Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Statistik
Barrier-free access to the building in Ludwigstraße 27 can be gained via the wheelchair ramp in the inner courtyard leading to the lift. The areas of the Library on the ground floor (Circulation Area, UB.info, Training Room, CIP Computer Pool 1) can be reached via a further wheelchair ramp. To access those areas of the Library situated on the upper floors (1st floor: CIP Computer Pool 2, 2nd floor: Allgemeiner Lesesaal (General Reading Room), Lesesaal Altes Buch (Rare Books Reading Room)) please use the lift in the Circulation Hall.top
Access to the Zentrale Lehrsbuchsammlung (Central Textbook Collection) in Building 1, Leopoldstraße 13, is through the separate library entrance on the ground floor of the building. Both floors of the Zentrale Lehrbuchsammlung can be reached by internal lift. Please contact the library counter staff if you require the lift.
The ground floor affords barrier-free access to the building in Leopoldstraße 13. Use the lift in the central stairwell in Building 2 (opposite the entrance to the LMU shop) to travel up to the 1st floor. Building 1 (Haus 1) is situated to the right of the elevator: follow the hallway through the two glass doors past the entrance to the Fachbibliothek Psychologie, Pädagogik und Soziologie. The corridor leading to room 1108 begins opposite the second glass door on the far left.
The library entrance on the ground floor is barrier-free. The lift in front of the library wing will take you up to the 1st floor or down to lower-ground level. Staff at the library counter will open the access doors, which are secured by automatic alarm.top
The entrances at both ends of the building allow barrier-free access to Building F, Butenandtstraße 13. The entrance to the library is on the ground floor of the building. You can use the library's own lift to move between the three floors within the library. Since a code card is required to travel back down to the lowest level (exit), please contact library counter staff for help.
There is a toilet for disabled users on the 1st floor next to the information desk.top
Barrier-free access to the Fachbibliothek Englischer Garten is possible via the ramp at the main entrance in Oettingenstraße 67. The lift will take you up to the 1st floor of the library, where you can use a bell and loudspeaker system to request library staff to open the door for you. We regret that barrier-free access is not possible to some holdings on the 1st floor. Please contact library counter staff on the ground floor who will be happy to fetch the required literature for you.top
Barrier-free access to the rear building in Schellingstraße 3 is possible through the inner courtyard, which you can reach directly from Schellingstraße. There are two entrances: approaching from Schellingstraße you will see a (side) entrance on the right, while at the back of the inner courtyard you will see the main entrance to the rear building. A lift in the rear building is available for your use. The Subject Library extends over the 2nd and 3rd floor (entrance on the 3rd floor). Please use the lift in the stairwell to move between floors.top
Barrier-free access to Schellingstraße 12 is available through the Salinenhof (Saline Courtyard). You can reach the Salinenhof through the passages in the buildings Schellingstraße 4 and Amalienstraße 52 or via the barrier between the main University building (Ludwigstraße 27) and the building Schellingstraße 4. A lift is available for use within the library.
A toilet for disabled users is located opposite the library entrance on the ground floor.top
Art history and theatre studies section
Zentnerstraße 31 has barrier-free access. You can take the lift for disabled persons (please use transponder) to travel up to the upper ground floor. A lift is available for your use in the building. The lift within the three-storey library is for internal use only. Please ask library counter staff for a transponder.
A toilet for disabled users is located on the ground floor.
Barrier-free access is available via the main entrance of the main LMU building. On the left-hand side of Section A of the building you will find a lift which you can use to travel up to Room A228 of the library on the 2nd floor.
From the entrance in Theresienstraße 37 please follow the signs up to the library on the 1st floor. The lift is located next to the stairs. The library entrance is right next to the lift on the 1st floor.top
Barrier-free access to the library is available via a ramp to the rear of the building as approached from Lessingstraße. Please use the intercom system to announce your presence. Wheelchair users can move freely within the library with the exception of Group Study Room 1, the café area with the automatic dispensing machines, and the journals reading room. The 1st floor can be reached by lift.
A toilet for disabled users and 2 special lockers are available for your use. The keys can be obtained at the library counter. Please contact the library counter staff when you wish to leave the library so that they can open the rear exit door for you.top
The main entrance offers barrier-free access to the Subject Library. All floors in the building can be reached by lift/elevator. There is a toilet for disabled users on the ground floor; please ask at the desk for the transponder to unlock it.
A work station for the visually impaired is provided in Room 313 on the 3rd floor of the Subject Library. Users can find their way there from the entrance area or the main desk using either the tactile floor guides or the Braille signs on the staircase banisters.
The ground floor affords barrier-free access to the building in Leopoldstraße 13. You can use the lift in the central stairwell in Building 2 (opposite the entrance to the LMU shop) to travel up to the 1st floor. The library entrance is to the right of the lift. An internal library lift will enable you to move between the four floors of the library.top
Barrier-free access is available via the main entrance of the main LMU building.
Please use the lift to the left of the main entrance (building section A) to travel up to the 1st floor. Passing to the left of the statue of the "Speerträger" (javelin-bearer), go down the deanery corridor (D180) to the Thomas Mann Hall (D183), where you will find the entrance to the Library. You can travel between all the levels of the library using the internal lift.
There is a toilet for disabled users on the 3rd floor.top
We regret that the high curbstones and two steps in the library vestibule do not permit barrier-free access. The spiral staircase similarly prevents wheelchair access to the 1st floor. Should you need media (journals and theses) from the 1st floor we will be happy to fetch them for you.top
The regular entrance to the library is barrier-free (via elevator).