Individual Study Rooms Where You Can Work Undisturbed

Individual study rooms, known as carrels, are provided at the SLUB Central Library. These carrels are free of charge for library users who are working on their final research theses and/or dissertations. Three of these study rooms provide space for two scholars, and two are accessible for users with disabilities. There are also specially-equipped carrels for working with audiovisual media. Carrels numbered 25 to 35 are completely closed and thus suitable for working with audio playback.

Who Can Use a Carrel?

Library users wishing to use a carrel at the SLUB need to present a statement written by their university professor, confirming the fact that the user is working on his/her final paper (thesis, dissertation). Please bring this document when picking up the key card for the carrel.

For the closed carrels, library users may reserve the necessary audiovisual equipment, as long as the case for using such can be justified. The student will be asked to bring proof of this when picking up the key card for the closed carrel (i.e. topic of the student’s final paper, list of audiovisual media to be used, etc.).

How Do I Sign Up for a Carrel?

You can sign up for a carrel online. Carrels are assigned by lottery, and the winners are notified by e-mail. Users must agree to the conditions defined in SLUB Procedure for Allocating Carrels. After receiving an e-mail notifying you of your carrel assignment, you can pick up your carrel key card at the circulation desk.

Overview of the 2023 raffles

1st quarter 2023

    Registration period  28.11.2022 - 09.12.2022
    Draw                            09.12.2023
    Issue                            02.01.2023 - 07.01.2023

2nd quarter 2023

    Registration period   27.02.2023 - 10.03.2023
    Draw                             10.03.2023
    Issue                             01.04.2023 - 07.04.2023

3rd quarter 2023

    Registration period   29.05.2023 - 09.06.2023
    Draw                             09.06.2023
    Issue                             01.07.2023 - 07.07.2023

4th quarter 2023

    Registration period   28.08.2023 - 08.09.2023
    Draw                             08.09.2023
    Issue                             02.10.2023 - 06.10.2023

Registration Form

Unfortunately, participation for the application of the carrels is currently not possible.

Our carrels will be raffled once a quarter. The next raffle begins: 27.05.2024, 12:00 Uhr

Thank you for your understanding.