Media that are available to borrow are on the collection shelf. You can obtain stock that is not available to borrow from the Service & Information counter or in the Research Reading Room. We will inform you by email if your item is not available from your chosen issuing counter.

The following information does not apply to orders placed on public holidays or when ULB is closed.

Please observe the current opening hours .

ULB Stadtmitte

order pick-up or for perusal
between 07:00am and 09:00am from 11:00am the same day
between 09:00am and 11:00am from 01:00pm the same day
between 11:00am and 01:00pm from 03:30pm the same day
between 01:00pm and 03:00pm from 05:00pm the same day
after 03:00pm from 09:00am the next working day
from 10:00am the next working day in the research reading room

Orders that are placed on Friday afternoon will be provided on Monday. If media are needed on Saturday they must be ordered until Thursday.

Retrievals from historical stacks

Media that are over 100 years old or require particular care will only be available in the Research Reading Room at ULB Stadtmitte. This applies mainly to manuscripts, incunabula and old prints such as volumes from the large folio collection (gr. fol.) and rare or bibliophile editions from the Rare Books Collection (Ro, Rf, Rfm).

For reasons of acclimatisation, old stock can only be seen 2 days after ordering. TheResearch Reading Room has special rules of use and opening hours.

ULB Lichtwiese

order for perusal
before 01.00 p.m. from 11.00 a.m. the next working day
after 01.00 p.m. from 02.00 p.m. two working days later
Saturday/Sunday Monday from 02.00 p.m.