You can book a seat in the Central Library's reading room and in other libraries [de] of the University of Münster via the Seat Reservation Service. Seats in the Central Library can be booked as follows:
Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat + Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Students and scientists of Münster University can book seats up to 7 days in advance. How many reservations you can make per day or per week can be checked in the FAQ of the Seat Reservation Service. Seats available in short term can be booked "last minute" from one hour before the time slot starts, even if your reservation budget per day or per week is already exhausted. In case you cannot use a reservation you can easily cancel it; if you cancel up to 24 hours before the start of the reservation, you can use this "slot budget" for a reservation on another date.
External users can book available seats "last minute" from one hour before the time slot starts.
To use the Seat Reservation Service, you need a valid ULB library card and a valid WWU ID or corresponding ID obtained at the library card desk (Bürgerkennung [de]).
If your student ID card is not yet activated for using the ULB, you can simply start the activation process online. You will receive a message to your Münster University email address when the activation is complete. Please note: For the Seat Reservation Service, the newly activated card can only be used the day after activation, since the data transfer from the loan system to the Seat Reservation Service only occurs once a day.
If you as an external user do not yet have a ULB library card, you can apply for a "Bürgerkennung" together with your library card. If you already have a ULB library card but do not yet have a "Bürgerkennung", please contact the ULB circulation department (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your user number.