Individual workstations

Please feel free to use our individual workstations on the ground floor of the 3rd segment in two sessions Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. as well as in one session Sat from 11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (except public holidays).

Mandatory advance booking

  • Please book your desk up to 8 days in advance free of charge using our online workstation booking system - available in German only. You will then receive a booking confirmation with a ticket attached.
  • On admission to the Central Library, please either show your printed ticket or have it ready on your smartphone. You will not be allowed to use a workstation without a ticket.
  • Please use the system to cancel your reservation if you do not wish to use it. In doing so, you give other users the chance to use previously booked-out workstations. Whenever workstations are fully booked for a session, users can register on a waiting list provided by the system. Should a workstation become available again due to a cancellation, users on the waiting list will be notified in the order of their registration and can make a reservation.


Ground floor, 3rd segment (125 workstations)
  • Reading room: 66 seats, partly with electricity supply
  • Large room adjacent to the reading room: 52 seats, partly with electricity supply
  • Group room 6: 7 seats, partly with electricity supply
Ground floor, 4th tract (19 workstations)
  • Group room 2: 10 seats, with electricity supply
  • Group room 3: 5 seats, with electricity supply
  • Group room 4: 4 seats, with electricity supply

Mandatory book basket and contact data collection

  • When entering the building, please take one of the red book baskets provided in the entrance area with you. As a user of an individual workstation, a contact data registration in the entrance area of the Central Library is not necessary - even if you use the building for additional purposes, e.g. for taking out or returning books. Instead, please scan the QR code placed on your desk directly at your individual workstation with your smartphone - either via any QR code app (Android) or by automatic QR code recognition in the camera (Apple). Alternatively, you may manually enter the URL given under the QR Code. As an OpenOLAT user, please register with your user account (students: stu account, e.g. stu123456) and your password. If you are not an OpenOLAT user, please click on the field "Guest" and enter your address data. Your time of access to your workstation will be recorded automatically. Please also enter your estimated time of departure from the building (the actual time of your departure from the building will be automatically recorded when you log out in the exit area). You will also be asked to enter your specific desk number also placed on your desk. Please follow this request in order to minimize the number of people who may need to be quarantined in the event of the Health Department requiring contact tracking. Finally, please click on "Finish registration". Then please close the browser window. If you do not have a smartphone, please register at one of the two terminals provided in the reading room or in the anteroom of the reading room on the ground floor. Please make sure to then close the browser window.
  • When temporarily leaving the building during your session, please take your book basket with you so that the security guard can see that you are authorised to stay in the building.
  • When finally leaving the building at the end of your session, please return your book basket to the entrance area. Please also scan the QR code provided in the exit area next to the desk of the exit scanner with your smart phone (see "Mandatory basket and contact data collection") to log out – your time of departure from the building is automatically recorded in the form as start time.
  • For further information on contact data collection at Kiel University including data protection regulations, please refer to, menu item "Contact data collection". If you have any questions regarding your OpenOLAT account, please contact If you have questions regarding contact data collection, please contact


  • Desks are provided for individual work only. One person is allowed per desk. The desks are permanently installed or assigned fixed positions by markings on the floor and may not be moved. Chairs may not be moved.
  • Once you have taken your seat, you may not change it again within a session.
  • On weekdays, desks cannot be used by the morning session through on to the afternoon session.
  • Each workplace is cleaned in the morning before use. Should you wish to clean your workstation yourself at the beginning of the second session, please use the spray bottles with soap solution provided near your workstation, moisten the paper towels provided and wipe your work station surface with them.