The University Library is open solely for borrowing and returning books.
Please take note of current guidelines and restrictions – such as the mandatory wearing of masks and scanning of your library card – before your visit.
Entry provisions, such as phone number registration, are detailed here.
The Education, History and Antiquity Library is part of the Campus Library Innenstadt. It is located on floors 1-7 of the University building at August-Bebel-Straße 28. The entrance is on the first floor.
10:00 - 19:00
Tue. - Fri.
08:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 16:00
Rooms 2027, 3027, 4023, 5021, 5022 and 6028 are group study rooms.
Readers for magnifying of microfiches or microfilms are located on the first floor. Please contact a member of staff for information and guidance.
There are 40 lockers, located near the entrance, for locking away your personal belongings while you are in the library. You must present your library card to obtain a locker key at the Circulation Desk. The key must be returned on the same day, as lockers are emptied daily.
Lost and found property is kept at the circulation desk for a few days before being handed over to the University's caretaker.
The Circulation Desk can lend you a USB devices for a few hours.
A Break Room (1033) is located to the right of the entrance. It contains a snack vending machine and is meant as a space to take a break, eat, and talk. In room 6025 is another Break Room.
There is a baby changing room near the building's entrance.
The ear plug dispenser is located near the entrance.
This library is not wheelchair accessible. A member of staff will collect the materials you need for you.
You can recharge your copy card using the charging unit near the entrance.
You can find black and white copiers in Room 1030, as well as on floors 2-6. Room 1030 addictionally contains a colour copier. There is a coin-operated copier on the third floor, which only accepts the correct amount of money and is not connected to the server. Therefore, you can only use this machine to copy, not to print. Instructions on how to activate a copy card for students and Rostock University staff
Readers who are not members of the University, can buy a copy card using the vending machine in room 1018, near the entrance. The minimum credit amount is 10 Euros, including a nominal charge of 3 Euros. The card can be used to make copies and to print from USB devices.
There are 3 book scanners, located on the third, fourth and fifth floor (rooms 3017, 4025 and 5027, respectively). The scanners may be used without registration – you only need a USB device for saving your scanned documents.