The university library makes available a total of 1550 work spaces for studying, searching for information, discussions or writing assignments. These are located in different types of rooms, such as classic reading rooms, study areas, individual cubicles or relaxation zones.

Reading rooms
[Translate to English:] Hauptlesesaal

The University Main Library provides about 400 work spaces in the various reading rooms. Overview

Computer workstations

A number of computer workstations and research stations are available. Overview

Work spaces and study areas
Study areas

On the 1st and 3rd floor there are several study areas as well as a parent-child room. Overview

[Translate to English:] UB Hauptbibliothek

University Main Library
Schönbeinstrasse 18-20
4056 Basel


Openly-accessible areas
Journals stacks

Various alcove, single and group work areas are available in the open stacks and in the journals stacks. Overview

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 20:00
Saturday 10:00 – 20:00

Extended opening hours during exam periods(May/June, December/January):

Monday to Saturday 08:00 – 22:00
Sunday 09:00 – 20:00

Work spaces and study areas
[Translate to English:] Arbeitsplätze UB Medizin
  • 180 work spaces without PCs
  • 26 PC workstations
  • 3 group study areas (16 work spaces)
    (reservation available via

Uniprint/copy devices available

Opening hours
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Monday - Friday 08:00 - 21:00
Saturday 08:30 - 16:00

The lockers are accessible with the opening of the library from 8:30.

Before and during exam time:
Monday - Saturday 08:00 - 21:00
Sunday 10:00 - 21:00

Special opening hours are listed here


University Medical Library
Spiegelgasse 5
4051 Basel

Work spaces and study areas
[Translate to English:] UB Religion Arbeitsplätze
  • 15 work spaces on the 1st and 2nd floor
  • 18 work spaces on the 3rd floor
  • 3 work spaces without PCs in the basement
  • 3 MAC/PC workstations with unibas-login
  • 1 PC workstation with library-login
  • 2 PC search workstations for library catalogue
  • 1 group study areaa

Uniprint/copy devices available

Opening hours
UB Religion

Monday – Thursday 09:00 - 17:00

Lecture-free period
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 13:00

Special opening hours see here.


University Religion Library
Nadelberg 10
4051 Basel

Work spaces and study areas
UB Rosental work spaces
  • 84 individual work spaces without PCs
  • 50 work spaces for group work
  • 9 PC workstations
  • 1 group study area

Currently reduced number of work spaces due to safety regulations

Uniprint/copy devices available

Booking for the allocation of a carrel, a locker and/or extended access authorisation (Monday to Friday 08:00-19:00): form

Opening hours
UB Rosental

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Library staff attendance hours:
Monday – Thursday 14:00 – 17:00



University Library Rosental
Mattenstrasse 42
4058 Basel

Work spaces and study areas
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  • 160 work spaces (21 with PC)
  • 4 group study areas (a total of 20 spaces)
  • Presentation screen with standing desk
  • Carrels, lounge areas, armchairs
  • Special reading room for archive material and document collections
  • Uniprint devices for printing and copying
  • Bookeye book scanner
  • WiFi
  • AV workplace (Memobase+ station)
Opening hours
UB Wirtschaft - SWA

Monday – Friday 08:00 – 18:00
Saturday 08:00 – 16:00
Orders from the closed stacks 09:00 – 16:00

Special opening hours see here.


UB Wirtschaft - SWA
Peter Merian-Weg 6
4052 Basel

Bibliothek Juristische Fakultät
  • 300 work spaces
  • 6 computer workstations (+3 catalogue research stations)
  • 8 group rooms


Universität Basel Kollegienhaus

An overview of all work spaces and study areas, including information about reservation options, may be found here.

For regulations regarding access to work areas in the libraries of individual institutes, departments and faculties of the University of Basel, see the list of all libraries.