• In order to be able to guarantee the required distance of 1.5 metres, only every second seat in the reading room may be occupied until further notice.
  • In our buildings, it is compulsory to wear a mask.
Reading rooms
[Translate to English:] Hauptlesesaal

The University Main Library offers around 400 work spaces in various reading rooms.

Opening hours study areas

[Translate to English:] Öffnungszeiten

Monday to Friday 08.00 - 20.00
Saturday 12.00 - 19.00

All opening hours

Work spaces and study areas
[Translate to English:] Lernräume

Study areas in addition to the reading rooms.


[Translate to English:] UB Hauptbibliothek

University Library Basel
University Main Library
Schönbeinstrasse 18-20
4056 Basel


Computer workstations

A number of computer workstations and search stations are available.

Reservation system for work spaces

Link zu Platzreservation

The work spaces in the reading rooms and study areas of the University Main Library must be reserved online.

Work spaces and study areas
[Translate to English:] Arbeitsplätze UB Medizin

180 work spaces without PCs

25   PC workstations
3    group study areas (16 work spaces)
Uniprint/copy devices available

Opening hours
[Translate to English:] Arbeitsplaetze_005

Opening hours during exam periods (Dec/Jan):

In accordance with the Federal Council resolution, our libraries are closed in the evenings at 7 pm and on Sundays and public holidays.

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 19:00
Saturday 08:30 – 19:00
Closed on Sundays

Location University Medical Library
[Translate to English:] Arbeitsplaetze_004

Universitätsbibliothek Medizin
Spiegelgasse 5
4051 Basel

University Medical Library

Work spaces and study areas
[Translate to English:] UB Religion Arbeitsplätze

Currently a reduced number of work spaces due to safety regulations.

Study spaces are available from Mon – Thu from 9:00 to 17:00.

Uniprint/copy devices available

Opening hours
[Translate to English:] Öffnungszeiten UB Religion

Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00

Special opening hours see here.



Location University Religion Library
[Translate to English:] Nadelberg 10

Universitätsbibliothek Religion
Nadelberg 10
4051 Basel


University Religion Library

Work spaces and study areas
[Translate to English:] UB Rosental Arbeitsplätze
  • 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
[Translate to English:] UB Rosental: Informationstheke

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 08.00 - 17.00

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


Location University Library Rosental
[Translate to English:] UB Rosental: Gebäude von aussen

Universitätsbibliothek Rosenta
lMattenstrasse 42
4058 Basel

University Library Rosental

Work spaces and study areas
[Translate to English:] ubw-arbeitsplart-2019.jpg

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

Opening hours
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Monday - Friday: 09.00 – 19:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 16:00
Orders from the closed stacks: until 16:00


Location University Business and Economics Library / Swiss Economics Archive
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UB Wirtschaft - SWA
Peter Merian-Weg 6
4052 Basel

Work spaces and study areas at the University of Basel

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.