Information A-Z


If there is a question while using the library or you need help and inspiration finding literature, please speak to the library staff at the issue desk. You can also contact us via mail or phone. The numbers and addresses are mentioned at “Contact”.


Here you can find the current declaration for accessibility from the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig.
The library is accessible barrier-free.

Acquisition proposal

In case you cannot find a desired title in our stock, it is possible to submit a purchase suggestion.

Please use the online form in the local catalogue (menu bar on the left – „Purchase suggestion“). After sending your suggestion, the library employees are deciding if the title is going to be purchased or not, according to its relevance for the academy.

Application and sign-out

The usage of the library is generally free of charge and possible for non-academy members. The personal application  in the library happens with your personal ID card or a registration card and your student card in case you are a student. You can speed up the process of application by already signing up in our local catalogue (menu bar on the left – „Sign up“) before your library visit.

Here you can find the form, which has to be filled in additionally.
Here you can find information on the protection of data privacy while the process of application.

It is possible to delete your user account if you are not interested in a library membership anymore. In that case, please talk to the library staff at the issue desk. We can only delete your data if your library account is free of lending and fees. Students of the academy of Fine Arts Leipzig can still use the library free of charge after de-registration. The library account persists, but you will get a new library card.


The online library ARTstor offers the research in over 2.5 million pictures from art collections, museums, international collections of art, architecture, humanities and sciences. There are also 360-degree-panorama-views of buildings in the whole world among them.

Academy members are allowed to use ARTstor at home for free. For that, you have to choose the login via institution and then you can apply with the login data of your HGB E-Mail-Account.

AVA Library

AVA (Audio Visual Access) Library is a streaming service for international art-house movies for libraries. Academy members are allowed to use AVA Library at home for free. For that, you have to choose the login via institution and then you apply with the login data of your HGB E-Mail-Account.


The different kinds of catalogues, in which the collection of the HGB library is listed, are findable at „Research“. There you can also find catalogues of other libraries in Leipzig or possibilities for interregional research.
We recommend the usage of the Discoverysystem finc and/or the local catalogue.


In library science, a classification means a systematization, which is used to array a library collection thematically. Contextual related literature is therefore associated in the same group. The HGB library uses an in-house overall classification to arrange media.In the open access area of the library, you can also find a separation after functional groups, the so-called “Shelf classification” (see “Shelf classification”). It is a shortened version of the overall classification.

The overall classification can be useful for researching (in addition to keywords). In the Discoverysystem finc you can search for a certain placements in the classification and for notations. When you want to research for media that thematise the early time of photography for example, you can search with the notation
You can find the notations (see “Notation”) in front of every functional group. It is a combination of numbers and letters, which describes these groups and shows their hierarchy. The following example shows the functional group “ History of development of photography until ca. 19th century” (German: - Entwicklungsgeschichte der Fotografie: bis ca. 19. Jahrhundert“).

The notation is not identical with the position of a medium within the library, even if the often numbers are similar. For viewing a position of a medium you have to look at the “Exemplarinformationen” at the bottom of the page.

Closed stacks
Please go to the point “Shelf position and signature” to find information about the stacks.

Head of library: Yvonne Schürer
T: +49 (0)341 21 35-171
M: schuerer@hgb-leipzig.de

Employees: Josephine Thiele und Heidrun Sprinz
T: +49 (0)341 21 35 -183
M: thiele@hgb-leipzig.de / sprinz@hgb-leipzig.de

Issue desk / general requests:
M: bibliothek@hgb-leipzig.de
T: +49 (0)341 21 35-156


Please look at the point „Print and copy“ to find information about copying in the library.

Damaged media

Upon receipt of each item, users are responsible to check its condition and report any existing damages immediately. If the user fails to do so, it will be assumed that they received the item in an undamaged condition. The user must replace any lost or damaged media. More specifically, the HGB Library may request the user to restore the item to its previous condition, acquire at the user’s expense a replacement, equivalent item or reproduction, or determine appropriate monetary compensation. Additionally, the HGB Library may seek compensation for the loss of value not covered by these measures.

These guidelines are determined in §14 User Responsibilities and Liability for Damages of the library regulations.
Digital library

The digital library contains date bases, portals and researching tools, which are specialised for the teaching of the academy. They are described in the following.

Academy members have access to the offers, licenced by the HGB, via IP-interrogation inside of the buildings and partly via Shibboleth from outside of the academy buildings. Non-academy members can use the free open access offers. 

Please pay attention to the terms of licenses of the individual institutions!

Diploma thesis
Theoretical diploma thesis from the alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig are stored in the archive of the academy. Alumni have to sign a declaration of consent (currently only available in German) if they allow their diploma thesis to be used for academic purposes or not. If the person agreed to this, the thesis can be listed and found in the local catalogue of the library and in national databases. Besides that, library users are allowed to read the thesis, but not to copy, scan or record it otherwise.
Discovery System (finc)
The discovery system finc enables the research in the stock of the library of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig as well as other institutions: UB Leipzig (Universitätsbibliothek), HMT Leipzig (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy), Halle 14 and HTWK Leipzig (Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur).
Finc also offers many ways of researching e.g. aimed search after media formats, languages or fields.
DVD and Blu-ray
The library also offers movies and videos besides numerous types of books and magazines. You can lend them for two weeks and extend the loan period up to two times (just in case no other user has ordered the medium). We suggest to use the Discovery System finc while researching because there you can choose the option Search via Type of Resource and select the type “video”.
Academy members have the possibility to receive access to WLAN through the network Eduroam in the main building and in outbuildings of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. Information on the configuration for different operating systems in german is accessible on this website. Before accessing the network is possible, every person has to read and sign the „Erklärung der Studierenden bzw. Gasthörer und Gasthörerinnen der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig zur Nutzung privater Endgeräte im Hochschulnetz“ (LINK gleichnamige Pdf Datei).
You can also find the form on the door of Dr U. Klaus (Room 1.39). It also has to be submitted to him to have access to Eduroam. The document is unfortunately only available in german right now.
Electronic publishing
Here you can find information about electronic publishing with the document- and publication server Qucosa.
F.A.Z. Bibliotheksportal

The F.A.Z. Bibliotheksportal listed all of their sources out of 70 years of current affairs, published by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. They can be rummaged, printed and saved in individual watch lists.Academy members are allowed to use F.A.Z. Bibliotheksportal at home for free. For that, you have to choose the login via institution and then you can apply with the login data of your HGB mail account.


Fees of the Library are determined in the Schedule of Fees of the Academy of Fine Arts in Appendix 2.
They are to be paid in cash at the issue desk. 

Different fees, which can arise while using the library, are explained in the following:

1. Late Fees

a) For usage beyond the loan period (per started week and media unit): 1.00€ (but 25.00€ at most)
b) for a short loan period (per day and media unit): 2,50€ (but 25,00€ at most)
c) Processing fee for overdue media reminder: 1.50€

2. Acquisition and replacement, repair and compensation for damages

a) Compensation for the replacement of library items lost by the user: in each case as incurred in full 
b) Processing fee for indexing the substitute: 40.00€
c) Repair of library items damaged by the user: in each case as incurred in full
d) Lesser damages to library items caused by the user: according to the value of the object and extent of damage
e) Processing fee for the repair and replacement of locks following the loss of a key: 20.00€

3. Reissue of library card: 5,00€

4. Copies and prints

  • up to DIN A4 b/w: 0.10€
  • Print A4 b/w: 0.04€
  • Print A4 colour: 0.40€

5. The addressee of postal mail is responsible to pay for postage

Please view the point “Discovery System (finc)” to find access to the Discovery System finc. 
HGB Media center
The HGB media center (Mediathek) contains an archive of various audio-visual contributions that have been produced as part of Academy-activities or in which Academy-members have been involved.

The history of the Library begins with the inauguration of principal Ludwig Nieper in 1872. As part of the reorganization of the Königliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste zu Leipzig, the Library was founded in the northwest wing of the Pleissenburg. Basis was a donation of artbooks and textbooks by the publishing house E.A. Seemann. The original book collection comprised only 155 titles, but by purchasing and receiving other gifts, the Library held 235 volumes in December 1879.

From 1890, the Library was managed full-time and expanded successively. In 1930, there were around 6,000 prints and over 25,000 sheets of a graphic collection in the Library. In the meantime, the holdings have multiplied to approximately 65,000 media units, but the Library continues to pursue the original task of providing relevant literature for the studies at the Academy. for the studies at the Academy.

How to write a term paper
The workshop with Lilian Walters was created as part of the Academy for Transcultural Exchange (AtA) in the winter semester 2021/22. The video presentation captures the results of the workshop in a possible guide for writing academic papers. Unfortunately, the video is only available in German.
Inter library loan
Please understand that we do not have the opportunity to offer inter library loaning because of staff-related reasons. However, there is the option to use the inter library lending of the Leipzig University Library (Bibliotheca Albertina). Here you can find necessary information.
The library has about 80 current journal subscriptions and around 6000 bound journals. Some of them are in the reading room and sorted alphabetically. The current issues are located in the open access area near the issue desk. You can scan them, but they are part of the reference stock. Older issues without barcode can be lend for one weeks and the ones with barcode for two weeks. All other bound copies can be lend for two weeks, unless specified otherwise. A few journals are also accessible through the digital library.
The menu item “Journal Search” in the local catalogue allows the targeted research by title of some journals.
JSTOR (Journal storage) offers full-text search of digital journals, books and pamphlets. The library of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig subscribed an enormous archive collection, which contains digital copies of the fields art and art history, language and literature, philosophy, music, education, history and classical studies.
Academy members are allowed to use Jstor at home for free. For that, you have to choose the login via institution and then you can apply with the login data of your HGB mail account.
Here you can find a short instruction for Jstor in German.
Keyword and catchword

To decipher a document thematically and search targeted for a certain content, it is especially useful to allocate key- and catchwords.


A keyword (ger.: Schlagwort) describes a term (as short as possible) which reflects the content of a publication. They are determined after consistent rules and normally in singular. Furthermore, they do not have to appear inevitable in the document itself.
The determined keywords are shown in the catalogues of the library while researching. This enables the targeted search for other, thematically similar literature.


A catchword (ger. Stichwort) applies when documents are publicized recently and not deciphered thematically yet. Catchwords are terms that appear in the document itself (mostly in the title or the abstract) and are important for the meaning and content of the publication.
Example for the difference between keywords and catchwords
A publication with the title “Under lock and key” receives the catchwords “lock” and “key”.  By researching with catchwords in this case, many irrelevant results will appear e.g. lock (of hair) or key (in the meaning of legend). The appropriate keywords for the content of the medium are for example “imprisonment” or “penal system”.

The allocation of keywords and the search with them allows a more specific discovery of relevant publications.

Kunstforum international
The Kunstforum international online archive contains 25.000 texts, 200.000 images and all issues of the journal since 1973. It also provides a source for online research in all fields of visual art e.g. painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, architecture, design or multimedia.
Academy members are allowed to use the Kunstforum international online archive at home free of charge. For that, you have to choose the login via institution and then you can apply with the login data of your HGB mail account.
The library of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig uses a library management system called Libero. The software maintains and processes many library-important procedures e.g. the support of the local catalogue and the process of lending, making reservations and the library account.
Library account
Your personal library account is accessible through our local catalogue (menu bar on the left – „Benutzerkonto“). There you can see your current lending and reservations, as well as your fees. Besides that, you can extend the loan period (only if possible and not reserved by another user) as well as view and change your personal data.
The user number on your library card (e.g. HGB01234) and your password is necessary to login to the account. The default password is your birthday (DDMMYYYY).
Library card
The library is providing a library card for new users during registration. It is generally free of charge, but in case you lose it, its 5€ (see “Schedule of fees”).
Students of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig can use their student ID as a library card since the winter semester of 2022/23.
The card is required for lending and other requests about your user account.
Library introductions

The library offers German as well as English introductions in the library at the beginning of every semester. There you can learn about the collections and the stock of the library, as well as its modalities about usage and lending. Besides that, the research in different kinds of catalogues and databases is shown and the process of applying and ordering from the closed stock.

Employees of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig also gain information about how to express purchase suggestions and the creation of a Semesterapparat.
Dates are announced in time via Mail for all academy members. Non-academy members, who are interested in an introduction, are asked to send an E-Mail for arranging an appointment.

Library regulations
Here you can view the current library regulations from 8th February 2011.
Loan period and loan period extensions

•    Books: 4 weeks - up to 4 renewals possible
•    DVDs, CD-ROMs etc.: 2 weeks - 1 renewal possible
•    Bound periodicals: 2 weeks - up to 2 renewal possible
•    Unbound periodicals: 1 week - no renewal possible
•    Locker keys: 3 days – no renewal possible
•    “Semesterapparate”: 1 or 7 days – no renewal possible

Registered users can lend up to 25 items (including a maximum of five DVDs).

Loan periods can be extended on the user account 10 days before the deadline expires. Extensions are only possible if the media has not been pre-ordered by someone else.
Loan periods for HGB-members are different, please ask the Librarians for further information.

Media center
Please view the point “HGB- Media center” to access the media centre of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig.
New acquisitions
You can find a shelf with our new acquisitions next to the entry of the reading room. Almost every currently purchased medium remains there before it is brought to its regular position. The shelf contains new releases as well as older media, which was purchased by us recently.
Besides that, all new acquisitions are listed in the Local catalogue under the point “New Items List”.

In library science, the term notation is a combination of numbers or letters, which describe where a medium in a functional group within a certain classification system belongs (see “Classification”). The notation is part of the signature in some libraries, but not in the library of the HGB.

The different notations are displayed of a title in the Discovery system finc. They state in which group a medium thematically belongs. The library of the HGB has its own notations. Their composition is shown by clicking the drop-down menu.
The notation is not the position of a medium within the library, even if the numbers often are similar. They are only used as a thematically way of researching (besides keywords).

The following example shows the HGB-notations of the title “The photographic art of William Henry Fox Talbot” (4:13082).
The title has the notation and is therefore affiliated to the group “ History of development of photography until ca. 19th century” (German: - Entwicklungsgeschichte der Fotografie: bis ca. 19. Jahrhundert“).

The acronym OPAC means Online Public Access Catalogue. It describes a catalogue, which records the stock of a library and makes it searchable. The previous used description was “WebOPAC”.
Open Access Area
Please look at the point “Shelf position and signature” to find information about the open access area.
Opening hours
Lecture period Lecture-free period
Mo: closed   Mo: closed
Tue-Thu: 11am – 6.30pm Tue-Thu: 11pm – 4pm
Fr: 11am – 4pm   Fr: 11am – 3pm

The library remains closed on weekends and holidays, as well as the Friday after Ascension Day and the days between Christmas and New Year. We will inform in time about the closing in summer.

Orders from the closed stack

Media with the position “Magazin” (closed stack), “Hochschuldruck” (academy printings) or “Sonderstandort” (special location) are not freely accessible for the users and have to be ordered. This can be done via reservation-feature in the local catalogue or by filling out an order form directly at the issue desk in the library.
If the medium is available, it is usually ready for usage the next open day after ordering. You will receive a notification via Mail. If the medium is currently lend, you will receive this E-Mail when it is available again.

Please pay attention to the corresponding hints of the information about location and copies in the local catalogue and control the released orders and reservations in your library account.

Print and copy

Library users have the possibility to print and copy in the library. The printer is located next to the scanner in the entrance area. The access is only possible from one of the computer workstations. Although it is not allowed to use and connect an external storage medium (e.g. USB flash drive). If the file is not accessible online, we suggest sending yourself a mail with the file, to print it out. Please note that only academy members are allowed to have nearly unrestricted internet access, after the login with the data of your HGB-Mail-Account.

It is only possible to print black and white in an A4 format and each page costs 0.04€, which can be paid at the issue desk. For coloured prints, please speak to the library staff.

Protection of data privacy

In the following documents, you can find information about the protection of data privacy while applying to and using the library.

Data privacy statement while applying in the local catalogue.
Data protection information according to Art.13 DS-GVO for the user administration of the Library of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig.

Qucosa (Quality Content of Saxony) is a document- and publication server of academic libraries in Saxony. It offers costless publication, proof and long-dated archiving of electronic documents. More Information are provided under „Electronic Publishing“.
Reference media
Reference books or media are non-lendable and can be used exclusively in the library. They have the position “Magazin” and are located in the closed stack and have to be ordered for insight. Please view the point “Orders from the closed stack” for more information.
This concerns mainly very rare or valuable copies and fragile or old ones, published before 1930.
In general non-lendable are: current journal issues, diploma theses, media with special location or media with a red “non-lendable” (nicht ausleihbar) tag.
For information about the regulations please view the points “Library regulations” and “Schedule of fees”.

We will send postal reminders to the users in case of violation or expiration of the lending period of media.
Thereby it comes to overdue fines of 1.00€ per medium per week, as well as a processing fee of 1.50€ and postage for the addressee.
If there is no reaction from the user since the second reminder, we will send a third one by registered mail. By repetitive no reaction,
we will assume the loss of the media and are obliged to bring it to account.
The process is committed to the financial department of Saxony and can even lead to the bailiff.

To avoid fees, we established an e-mail reminder 4 days before the ending of the loan period free of charge.
The deadline is independent from this message and has to be respected even if you do not receive a message like this due to technical issues.

More information on accruing fees while using the library you can find under “Fees”.

Reminder of loan period end
A few days before the end of your loan period, we will automatically send a reminder via mail. The deadline is independent from this message and has to be respected even if you do not receive a message like this due to technical issues.
Local Search

The finc-Discovery System is a search engine based catalogue interface with the possibility to search in the media collection of the HGB as well as in the collections of the following institutions: UB (University Library) Leipzig, HMT (University of Music and Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy) Leipzig and Halle 14. finc offers numerous additional research possibilities, as selective search for media formats, languages, fields etc. 

The OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) is the traditional public online catalogue that lists the library media inventory. When searching for Academic prints and theses, please contact the archive.

The regional discovery system Lerχe is a one stop research solution for numerous libraries and archives in the science region Leipzig. It is also known as Discovery Service for Leipzig’s Science Community.

Art Libraries in Leipzig

An overview of all libraries in Leipzig offers the website Bibliotheken und Archive in Leipzig. This portal is a project of students of the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences. The following libraries are important to be mentioned for (visual) artists and enthusiasts:

Stocking almost 100,000 volumes, the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts Reference Library for aesthetics and art history is among Germany’s largest museum libraries. The inventory focuses on art and art history from the 17th to the 19th century. In addition to a rich collection of historical and current artists’ monographies and otherwise barely traceable exhibition- and auction- catalogues, one can find significant source material in aesthetics and art history and also guides through the important European art scenes. Reference use only.

The Library of the Grassi Museum für angewandte Kunst  (Museum of Applied Arts) offers a comprehensive 60,000 volumes historical and artistic book inventory. They also keep a valuable journal collection, a cover collection and a special stock of books on architecture. The graphic collection includes an exemplary collection of 50,000 sheets, a photographic collection and a poster collection. Reference use only.

The library of the Galerie für Zeitgenössiche Kunst Leipzig (Leipzig Museum of Contemporary Art) owns a collection of about 30,000 items. The main subjects are urban development, art in the public space, art mediation and art educational theory. Moreover, one can find rare literature on art theory, art sociology and other art-related subjects. Reference use only.

More than 35,000 books, media and other materials, which present a cross section in the field of international contemporary art, can be found at the Art Library of the Halle 14 e.V. Moreover, the Halle 14 Library archives the publications of artists, that work at the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei. Reference use only.

The institute of art history  keeps the Library of Arts as part of the Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig with suitable holdings in the Dittrichring 18-20. Research is possible via the Online-catalogue of the UBL. Reference use only.

The Leipzig Public Libraries (Städtische Bibliotheken) are an important part of the municipal services. The main central library on the Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz is the center of collections, information and communication of the public libraries, comprising a stock of approx. 430,000 items. The collection includes numerous special collections as for example the regional library, the literature archive and the Max Schwimmer artistic estate. Besides the main central library exist 15 part-town libraries and one mobile library.

The German National Library collects, archives, bibliographically classifies and makes available to the general public all German and German-language publications from 1913 onwards, foreign publications about Germany, translations of German works, and the works of German-speaking emigrants. The location Leipzig also includes the German Museum of Books and Writing.

National and International research – an overview
The Database Information System (Datenbank-Infosystem DBIS) is a cooperative service for the use of scientific databases. Currently it includes approximately 14.000 entries.

The Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog (KVK) provides the possibility of simultaneous search in various domestic and international library- and booktrade- catalogues. Especially suitable for bibliographic research.

WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections.

The Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB) is the world’s largest specialized database for serial titles (journals, annuals, newspapers etc., incl. e-journals) and is held by 3.700 German and Austrian libraries.

The IBA (International Bibliography of the History of Art) is a leader in terms of the repertoire of literature on occidental art.

Further research options are available under the menu item “Digital library“.
Reservation from the stacks
Currently lend media and reference books can be reserved in the local catalogue after the login in your library account or via order form directly in the library.
When the reserved media is available again, you receive a message via mail and have time for up to seven days to pick it up at the issue desk.
Reservations and current lend mediums can be seen and if necessary deleted in the library account.
Returning media
Lend media can be returned at the issue desk during the opening hours.
If the library is closed, it is also possible to return media at the post room/headquarters of the academy.
Please pay attention to fill in the return voucher correctly.

The scanner, which can be used free of charge, is located in the open access area besides the journals.
The usage is especially recommended for current and non-lendable issues of journals or other non-lendable media,
which are allowed to be scanned.

Please use an USB flash drive to save your scans. An instruction for the usage of the scanner is available in the library.
In case you still need help, please speak to the library staff at the issue desk.

You can also find a german instruction here.

Schedule of fees
Here you can find the current schedule of fees from 11th July 2019.
At the beginning of the semester, some lecturers list a number of key texts and literature for their seminars and courses.
The library offers these to the students. This selection is called “Semesterapparate” and is placed in the open access area of the library.
The majority of the media can be lend for a short time period. The lecturers must confirm long-term lending from these collections.
Those kind of media are marked by a green circle above the signature sign and a banner with name of the lecturer and the class.
In case of multiple Semesterapparate from one lecturer, they can be identified by the number on the green circle.
Shelf classification

The library comes with a house-made classification in the open access area.
The media, depending on its topic, is sorted in the shelfs according to this classification.
You can find the classification in German, English, Spanish, Russian and French below.

Shelf plan
Shelf position and signature

All media in the library have individual positions, which are assigned by its label.
If you are researching in one of our catalogues the position of the medium is always mentioned.
The different positions and their meaning are explained underneath.

Closed stacks

All media, which are not located in the open access area, are located in the closed stacks of the library. Here, they are not arranged by functional groups,
but by ongoing numbers.
The media also has to be ordered (see “Reservations from the stacks”). Please pay attention to the declared location while researching.

Open access area

About 30% of the whole stock is located in the open access area and sorted by functional groups (see “Shelf classification”).
This label shows an example for a medium in the open access area and is assembled in the following way:
At the top, there is the superior functional group Design, which the book is affiliated.
The number combination underneath represents the specified location within the superior functional group. In one instance, it is the group 4.9.1. (Graphic design and computer graphics).

The numbers underneath the line are forming the signature of every medium. It is composed by two parts:
The first number stands for the format specification, the size of a book. The second number is an ongoing number to identify every book. The two parts are commonly and while using the local catalogue divided by a colon. A complete signature would be 8:26261 for example.

Additionally, you can find the art monographies in the open access area. These are catalogues of works, exhibition catalogues and biographies of artists, sorted alphabetically by surname. An art monography has a yellow signature tag with the signature of the book and the name of the concerned person. Here you can see an example about Marlene Dumas with the signature 8:15218.

Through Shibboleth, academy members may use the many licensed electronic offers of the library outside of the academy network.
The platform allows the location independent authentication and authorization of access to digital documents directly at the providers.
For the login, you have to use the login data of your HGB mail account.
Please look at the point “Shelf position and signature” for information about signatures.
Wardrobe and lockers
Coats and bags can be stored in the wardrobe next to the entry for a short time. The library assumes no liability for damage, theft or any other inconvenience. You can also lend keys for the lockers in the hallway for one week at the issue desk.
The description “WebOPAC” is a previous description for the OPAC, the local catalogue of the library. Please view the point “OPAC” for more information.

Academy members have the possibility to receive access to WiFi with the network eduroam in the main building and in outbuildings of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. Please look at the point “Eduroam” for information about the access and configuration.

Only academy members are allowed to have internet access at the computer workstations. For that, you have to login with your data from the HGB-Mail-Account. A few websites like the catalogues of the library are also accessible for non-academy members.


The library has several workstations users can work on. Ten of them are coming with a computer and internet access and the rest of them without. Besides that, our reading room also offers a quiet surrounding for working, studying and to spend time with various kinds of literature.

Only academy members are allowed to have internet access at the computer workstations. For that, you have to login with your data from the HGB E-Mail-Account. A few websites like the website of the Academy of Fine Arts and the local catalogue of the library are also accessible for non-academy members.