FAQs on measures regarding the Coronavirus pandemic

Last update: 1 August 2022

German FAQs version

What are the rules for entering the ULB Central Library?

Opening hours

Please enter the foyer via the revolving door to the right; the exit is through the left door. Please observe the usual spacing rules (1.5 m minimum distance).


3G access restrictions no longer apply and there is no obligation to wear a mask. However, in view of the current infection situation, we still ask you to wear a mask inside the ULB out of solidarity and for everyone's protection.

All areas (including the stacks) may be accessed with jackets and bags; only umbrellas must be deposited in the bin in the ground floor reading room.

In addition to the usual hygiene rules (keeping distance, sneezing and coughing etiquette, washing your hands), we also ask you to observe the special conditions of use (e.g. maximum number of people or reservations) for individual areas of the library (see below).

How can I use the textbook collection and the open stacks?

The textbook collection and the open stacks are accessible, but only a limited number of people are allowed to enter at the same time. Counting is done by means of baskets; each user must carry a basket when entering the area. If the maximum number of people is reached, waiting times are to be expected. Our time-saving tip: While still at home, you can already browse online through the shelf classification of the textbook collection.

How does collecting books work?

The self-collection area in the Central Library cannot be entered, the books will be provided by ULB staff. For textbook sales, however, access is possible for 1 person at a time.

Can I place new interlibrary loan requests?

As other libraries are also affected by closures and reduced services, the delivery might take longer than usual, and it could be that some requests cannot be fulfilled.

Can I use the workspaces in the reading rooms and the group workspace?

Using the workspaces

What services does the ULB offer in the corona crisis?

current services of the ULB in the corona crisis

If you have any further questions, please contact the information desk.