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Against the background of the spread of the coronavirus, Würzburg University Library has implemented the specifications of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art to restrict public access and service offerings. In the context of the current exceptional situation, we ask for your understanding for these measures.

Services of the departmental library during the Corona Pandemic

The Departmental Library for Law will reopen in two steps from Wednesday 05.08.2020 (see point B).

A. Important notes on use

  • Please wear a mouth-and-nose protection in the building, also inside the library and at the copy scanners.
  • The lockers are accessible. A longer stay there (break etc.) is not permitted.
  • New: Due to the currently high infection rates, mouth and nose cover are also compulsory at the workstations in the reading room until further notice.
  • Please keep sufficient distance to other people, outside and inside the library.
  • Copiers and scanners are available. The book scanner is currently located in group workroom 1. Please disinfect your hands before use; disinfectants are available on site.
  • Computer workstations are not available, neither in the Infothek area nor in the CIP pool.


B. Opening step by step (opening hours: 8:00 to 18:00 hours)

  1. From Wednesday, 05.08.2020 - opening for all users - no workplace use yet
  • Opening for scanning/copying, as well as for lending and return
  • Admission only with short-stay tickets. Tickets are available at the entrance of the departmental library. Please return the tickets on leaving the library.
  • Maximum stay: 30 to 45 minutes.
  • No learning workstations.
  • The emergency loan via lecture hall 2 of the Old University will be discontinued from 05.08.
  1. From Wednesday, 12.08.2020 - for students of the JMU: learning workstations with prior online reservation.
  • About 60 learning workstations in reading rooms 1, 2 and 3.
  • Two-shift system: Mon-Fri, 8:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
  • Reservation via online ticket system. The links to the booking system will be available here soon. Bookings can be made on Fridays from 9.00 am for the following week. Only one shift can be booked per day.
  • Half of the learning workstations are exclusively for students of the law faculty, the other half for students of all faculties.
  • Proof of eligibility upon admission: Presentation of the ticket and enrolment certificate (places law students) or student card (places: all students)
  • Masks must be worn on the way to the workplace. You are welcome to take off your mask at the workplace itself.
  • Users of the learning workstations can also use scanners/copiers; here again the obligation to wear a mouth-nose protection applies

In view of the large number of currently ongoing studies and term papers, we ask our external users for their understanding that we are not able to offer them jobs at present.


Items in the departmental library reading rooms (shelf marks starting with "250/") are not available for loan but can be copied or scanned on site.

Items from the textbook collection (shelf marks starting with "80/") are available for loan. The textbook collection can be found on the 2nd and 3rd floor, in front of the group carrels.

More information on further lending conditions can be found in the Guidelines on the use of departmental libraries (PDF, 124 KB).

Study desks

A total of 438 study desks are available, including 294 laptop workstations with power supply, 15 computer workstations with Internet access and 2 research PCs (electronic catalogue).

The Faculty of Law CIP pool (with further computer workstations) can be accessed via the departmental library for law. The CIP pool is located behind reading room 1.

Group carrels

There are 6 group carrels in the departmental library for student working groups, two of which are equipped with whiteboards. The rooms can be booked for three hours at the departmental library information desk. Please note that the carrels can only be booked by a minimum of two persons, both of whom must present proof of identity (identity card – which can also be obtained from the information desk – and student ID). Two of the rooms can also be reserved by telephone, e-mail (tb-recht@bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de) or on site up to one week in advance.

Cloakroom/ lockers / permanent lockers

Jackets and bags (including laptop bags) may not be taken into the departmental library. Transparent plastic bags are available from the information desk to take your belongings into the library. Random bag checks are carried out.

You can use the lockers outside the departmental library to store bags and jackets (€2 coin required). Please note that, in the interest of all users, lockers may not be used overnight. Also remember not to leave any valuables in the lockers.

The departmental library also offers a total of 125 permanent lockers that students can book for up to one semester at a time. These are located in the corridor in front of the Office of the Dean. The permanent lockers can be booked shortly before the start of the semester in the departmental library office. We will announce the exact date and booking options in due time before the start of the semester. Please check the notice boards in the departmental library.

Food and drink

Food may not be taken into the departmental library. If you would like something to eat, please visit the cafeteria in the basement of the Old University. Additional tables are located in the Max-Stern-Keller.

You are welcome to take non-alcoholic beverages to your study desk in leak-proof, sealable containers as long as you do not pour them into open containers (e.g. cups).

Library code of conduct


Internet access,  Wi-Fi (not available to external users), multifunctional copiers, Book2net scanning station



Specialist information


Department head and subject librarian

Christian Schmauch

Subject librarian for Law
Building: Domerschulstr. 16
Room: 126

Departmental library employees

Leoni Albert

Building: Domerschulstraße 16
Room: 129

Thomas Barth

Building: Domerschulstraße 16
Room: 126

Ruth Bärtlein

Building: Domerschulstraße 16
Room: 126

Birgit Dölfel

Building: Domerschulstraße 16
Room: 126

Marion Freund

Building: Domerschulstraße 16
Room: 128

Harald Scheller

Building: Domerschulstraße 16
Room: 126

Christine Schön

Building: Domerschulstraße 16
Room: 126

Luisa Schrauth

Building: Domerschulstr. 16
Room: 129

Bernhard Werner

Building: Domerschulstraße 16
Room: 129

Get in touch with us at any time, in writing, by telephone, by e-mail or via our contact form.