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Universitätsbibliothek (University library)

A cross between the comfort of your living room and dynamic co-working — you’ll study better in Freiburg! The interior of the new University Library looks like a page out of a glossy magazine.

Each area is perfectly designed: from the 1,200 individual workstations, all equipped with security locks for laptops, ample power outlets and attractive lighting, to the comfortable group working areas and multi-media rooms. The lounge area offers the perfect space to take a break, complete with comfortable designer Vitra armchairs. On the inside, it is a true palace.

However, opinions are divided when it comes to the building’s exterior. Critics feel that its modern architecture is too overwhelming, situated between landmarks steeped in history, such as the Stadttheater (City Theater) or other university buildings. But there are those think that the dark, glass building looks like a black, finely cut diamond, with the facade reflecting the historic buildings and creating a strong symbiosis between the modern library and its surroundings. The fact is that everyone is talking about the new University Library.

The structure is also primed for the future. It uses 65 percent less energy than the old University Library and produces its own electricity using a 2,000-square-meter photovoltaic system.

free entry
Monday 08:00 - 22:00 Open 24 hours daily for holders of the UniCard
Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00 Open 24 hours daily for holders of the UniCard
Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00 Open 24 hours daily for holders of the UniCard
Thursday 08:00 - 22:00 Open 24 hours daily for holders of the UniCard
Friday 08:00 - 22:00 Open 24 hours daily for holders of the UniCard
Saturday 08:00 - 22:00 Open 24 hours daily for holders of the UniCard
Sunday 08:00 - 22:00 Open 24 hours daily for holders of the UniCard

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