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Library Bergstraße / Open Science Lab

The Bergstraße / Open Science Lab Library is located within the Faculty of Law building on the TU Dresden campus.

A small textbook collection is available for loan. The main collection of law literature is for in-house-use only and cannot be taken outside of the building. These items can be used inside the library's reading rooms. This restriction also applies to the loose-leaf collections, which are located in the open-access area. The holdings of the Bergstraße / Open Science Lab Library are sorted by the Regensburg library classification system (Regensburger Verbundklassifikation).

The library also houses the SLUB Open Science Lab.

SLUB emergency lending and download services available from from 19/01/2021 in the Bergstraße Library - this is how it works

Check: Online first

Can your request also be fulfilled online, by phone, via chat or with our scan delivery service? If not:

Opening hours and contact registration

The Bergstraße Library is open for emergency services on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. Our current opening hours could be subject to change, so please double check them here before visiting the library. Access to the library is regulated on site. Contact registration is done via the contact registration tool of the Free State of Saxony.

Max stay of 30 mins / Follow the hygiene and social distancing rules

The maximum length of stay at the Bergstraße Library is 30 minutes. Wear a face mask during your stay and always keep a sufficient distance away from other users.

Items from the textbook collection are accessible and loanable

The textbook collection at the Bergstraße Library will be accessible during your stay. These items can be borrowed.

Short-term loans of selected reference items

Due to health and safety reasons regarding infection prevention, it is unfortunately not possible to use the library for reference purposes at present. To offset this, some reference (non-loanable) items are currently available for short-term loans. These items are marked accordingly in the catalogue (short-term loan possible/Kurzausleihe möglich). We ask you to return borrowed reference items as soon as possible and always within the loan period of seven days so that other users can also have access to them.

On-site use of non-loanable reference items

Some commentaries or loose-leaf collections cannot be borrowed. These are available on-site during your 30-minute library visit. On-site photocopying is possible.

On-site database access

A number of PCs are available on-site for online research and database access. You may use these during your 30-minute stay.

Workplaces and Technology


For your studies you will find more than 360 reading places with comfortable working conditions.

For postgraduates we offer a postgraduate workplace which we set up on request.

If you chose to work in groups you can use one of our three group workrooms whithout registration.


10 PC workstations and the access to the campus-wide WLAN allow the use of our online services such as licensed databases and electronic journals.