Opening hours

Changed opening hours from 31 May

From 31 May the University Library is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Service desks are open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Self-service lending and the return of media is possible during all opening hours.


Monday - Friday 09:00 - 20:00  
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00  
Sunday closed  
Issue desk 10:00 - 18:00 Uhr* Phone 0361 737 5830
Information 1 (Foyer) 10:00 - 18:00 Uhr Phone 0361 737 5800
Information 2 (2. OG) 10:00 - 18:00 Uhr**  
Special reading room/Amploniana after advance notification Phone 0361 737 5880

Please note:

  • Access and stay is possible by the main entrance and only with a qualified mask.
  • According to § 5 paragraph 3 of the Special Containment Measures Ordinance, qualified masks are OP masks of type II or II R with CE marking, FFP2 masks without exhalation valve, FFP3 masks without exhalation valve or mouth-nose covering according to the KN95 and N95 standards, each without exhalation valve.
  • In compliance with government regulations (Thüringer SARS-CoV-2-Infektionsschutz-Grundverordnung) contact data of all persons entering the library have to be registered and kept for 4 weeks. Please have your thoska ready for electronic registration or fill in a form at the entrance.
  • For users with a login of Erfurt University 200 individual working places are available. They have to be booked in advance for a max. of 4 hours via the reservation system UB-Platz.
  • External users can still use the holdings and copying equipment in the library, but no reservation of working places is possible.
  • Carrels, lockers, individual work rooms and work room for parents with child can be used.
  • Service-desks are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Self-service lending and return of media is possible during all opening hours.
  • Use of the special reading room is possible on request. Please contact us in advance by phone +49 361 737-5880 or by E-Mail
  • Group study is not possible, tutorials and library tours are cancelled until further notice.
  • Please keep your distance of at least 1,50 m to other people in the entire library. Please observe information signs and distance markings.
  • In addition to our regular electronic accesses, a number of further services is available from outside the campus via Shibboleth.

All information on current library services can be found on this page. If you have any further questions, please contact us by e-mail:

Closing days in 2021

01.01.2021 New Year
02.-05.04.2021 Easter Holidays
01.05.2021 May Day
13.05.2021 Ascension Day
23.-24.05.2021 Whitsun Holidays
20.09.2021 Children's Day
03.10.2021 Day of German Unification
31.10.2021 Reformation Day
24.12.-31.12.2021 Christmas, New Year's Eve,
annual closing  

The library is closed on public holidays.

Please also take note of the  current information (News).

* Return of mediaand  self-service lendingis possible during all opening hours

** Issue of items not meant for loan up to the closing time of the library