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 main reading room can be booked Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Westfalica reading room Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can book one time slot per day and three short slots or one long and one short slot per week. (In other libraries of the University of Münster different times and conditions apply; you will see the details in the Seat Reservation Service). You can book seats up to 7 days in advance.
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.
To use the Seat Reservation Service, you need a valid WWU ID or corresponding ID obtained at the library card desk (Bürgerkennung [de]) and a valid ULB library card (A, B, K or X). 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.