[Translate to English:] Außenansicht Universitätsbibliothek am Abend

As the "central laboratory of the human sciences" the UB provides place for reading and working, all areas of specialisation under a single roof and wide-ranging open access to the stock of reference materials.


K+P Architekten und Stadtplaner GmbH, Munich
Project Descriptionwith photos

Chronicles of the new construction

1994/95 Urban planning idea competition, and simultaneous implementation competition for the new construction of the University Library
July 1996 Commencement of the planning and design by the winner of the competition, Koch + Partner, Munich
July 1998 Start of construction
April 2000 Delivery of the new construction
28.8.2000 Commencement of use

Building specifications

Net internal area (NIA) 9.700 m²
Gross internal area (GIA) 16.960 m²
Gross volume 78.440 m³
Construction costs (HU construction) 56 Mio DM
Initial equipment (HU device) 4 Mio DM


Open access racks 750.000 volumes
Storage racks 400.000 volumes
360 user workplaces with PC or access to WLAN  
18 carrels  
5 group study rooms  
1 family study room  
lecture room  
media library  
exhibition room and special reading room  


(Companies in the selection stage)  
Open access racks Kesseböhmer
Storage racks Mauser
Cabinets for journals ekz
Carriages for books Eichmüller
Reading room tables Tischlerei Fischer
Reading room chairs Dietiker
Office furnitures Vitra
Book conveyor system Swisslog
Security system for books Sensormatic
Self issue EasyCheck
Interior view UB with skylight
Interior view UB with skylight