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Opening Hours


Please note the current Corona regulations:

  • 3G regulation: For your library visit, you will need the red or green dot from the testing center at the university in Building X as proof that you have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative. The negative test result must be no more than 24 hours old. The dot is only available at the testing center in Building X.
  • Persons with symptoms of respiratory illness (unless otherwise cleared by a physician) or fever are generally not permitted in the library.
  • All visitors are required to wear a medical mask.
  • A minimum distance of 1.50 m must be observed (except for traffic routes).
  • The individual workstations in the reading rooms and the PC workstations can currently only be used by students of Bielefeld University and are subject to reservation.

Information on library use during the Corona pandemic (in German only)

University Main Building (UHG)

Main Building, Departmental Libraries C, D, E Mon – Fri Sat, Sun, Public Holidays
Entrance D1 08.00 – 22.00 09.00 – 19.00
Borrow / return items at self-service units 08.00 – 22.00 09.00 – 19.00
Circulation desk 08.00 – 18.00 closed
Entrance E1 closed closed
Main Building, Departmental Libraries U, T, V Mon – Fri Sat, Sun, Public Holidays
Entrance U1 08.00 – 01.00 09.00 – 22.00
Borrow / return items at self-service units 08.00 – 23.50 09.00 – 22.00
Circulation desk 08.00 – 18.00 closed
Entrance V1 closed closed
Reference Department (U0, entrance via U1) Mon – Fri Sat, Sun, Public Holidays
Reference desk 08.00 – 18.00 closed
Special reading room 08.00 – 18.00 closed
Central Lending Department (U1) Mon – Fri Sat, Sun, Public Holidays
Library cards, interlibrary loan, fees 08.00 – 18.00 closed

Building X

Departmental libraries in Building X (level 1) Mon – Fri Sat, Sun, Public Holidays
Library Entrance 08.00 – 01.00 09.00 – 22.00
Borrow / return items at self-service units 08.00 – 23.50 09.00 – 22.00
Circulation desk 08.00 – 18.00 closed

ZiF Library

The ZiF Library stays closed until further notice.


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