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Study spaces with internet access

WiFi study spaces, group study spaces, and computer workstations at the University in the winter semester 2021/22​
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Let’s stay healthy together—you can protect yourself and others by practising good hygiene:

  • Wash and disinfect your hands regularly and thoroughly.
  • When you experience flu-like symptoms, consult a doctor and keep your distance from others.
  • Wear a face mask covering your mouth and nose — inside university buildings and at the study spaces.
  • Only take off the mask at the study space if you can maintain a distance of 1.5 m.
  • Comply with the restrictions regarding capacity—the removal of distance markings is prohibited.
  • Contribute to a healthy room climate by airing rooms for ten minutes every hour with the windows wide open.
  • Observe the University’s Hygiene and Infection Prevention Plan at all times.

In order to support students of our University in participating in online lectures, the number of study spaces with internet access has been extended in the winter semester 2021/22.

You can use these study spaces for free provided that such use is related to your studies.

Study spaces are available in several facilities such as the Thuringian State and University Library (ThULB), the University Main Building, and the Multimedia Centre (MMZ). Site plans and overviews below provide information on the locations, room numbers, opening hours, and reservation.

Please consider others and use them for studying only. Take your items with you when you leave for a longer break.

Use of the University WiFi network

The computer pools are equipped with computers provided by the University Computer Centre (URZ). You can use your own devices in WiFi study spaces and group study spaces.

WiFi (eduroam) can be accessed via the university network. Students and guests from cooperating institutions can use it for free.

In order to log into a computer or the network, use your personal login credentials

If you encounter problems with your account or while logging in, please turn to the online customer support (URZ service desk).

In case of hardware problems, there is a help desk de for your mobile devices at the URZ.


At the turn of the year, the opening times for the study spaces with Internet will change:

The canteen "Philosophenweg" is open until 17 December 2021 and the canteen at the Ernst-Abbe-Platz until 22 December 2021.

All other study spaces will not be available from 24 December 2021 until 2 January 2022.

Computer rooms and WiFi study spaces

August-Bebel-Str. 4 Expand entry

WiFi study spaces without prior booking, 8:00-22:00 :

  • 1st floor, seminar room 106: 20 places
  • ground floor, seminar room 021: 20 places
Bibliotheksplatz 2 Expand entry
  • Main Library Building with the Branch Library of Arts and Humanities (Teilbibliothek Geisteswissenschaften) 9:00-22:00.
  • WiFi study spaces, booking via 932 places
Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3 Expand entry

Wifi study spaces without prior booking from 8:00 to 22:00:

  • seats in front of the cafeteria (in the building), 180 places
  • 1st floor, gallery / study spaces, 100 places
  • 2nd floor, gallery / study spaces, 102 places
  • 1st floor, seminar room 120: 24 places
  • 1st floor, seminar room 125: 24 places
  • 2nd floor, seminar room 226: 30 places
  • 3rd floor, seminar room 385: 50 places
  • 2nd floor, seminar room 227: 10 places

Computer room, primarily for students of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and the Faculty of Law; logins for students of other faculties are issued by the computer service centre on site Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, opening hours: Mon and Thu 6:00-18:00 and Fri 06:00-14:00:

  • 2nd floor, computer room, room 2014, 20 workstations
  • 2nd floor, computer room, room 2016, 20 workstations
  • 2nd florr, computer room 2017, 49 workstations

Branch Library of Law, Economics and Social Sciences (Teilbibliothek Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften) with WiFi study spaces; booking via 9:00-22:00: 597 places

Dornburger Straße 159 Expand entry

Institute of Ecology

  • computer room 407: 16 places
  • opening hours: Monday to Friday 7:00-19:00
  • the room is open (if it is locked, please contact an employee in the building)
  • choice of seats according to availability on site
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2 Expand entry

WiFi study spaces available for booking via, opening hours 10:00-20:00:

  • Branch library of Natural Sciences (Teilbibliothek Naturwissenschaften): 172 places

Computer room only for students of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science (Kompetenz- und Service-Zentrum der Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik), booking via de, opening hours 7:30-17:00:

  • Linux computer room 1 (3413): 20 places
  • Linux computer room 2 (3410): 24 places
  • Win computer room 1 (3415): 24 places
  • Win computer room 2 (3417): 20 places

Information on opening times and registration can be found again here.

Fürstengraben 1 Expand entry

Study spaces in the UHG/ University Main Building distributed across corridors, WiFi study spaces without prior booking: 20 places

Löbdergraben 32 Expand entry

Computer room 135, without prior booking: 24 places

Max-Wien-Platz 1 Expand entry

Reading room WiFi study spaces without prior booking, 9:00-16:00: 51 places

Mensa Ernst-Abbe-Platz (canteen) Expand entry
  • Canteen: WiFi study spaces without prior booking outside of meal times: 600 places 8:00-11:00 and 14:00-18:00.
Mensa Philosophenweg 20 (canteen) Expand entry

Canteen: WiFi study spaces without prior booking outside of meal times, 8:00-11:00 and 14:00-18:00: 600 places

MMZ Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8 (Multi Media Centre) Expand entry
  • computer rooms 202/204/205, 216 and 217, opening hours: Mon to Fri 8:00-20:00, the rooms are open, seating is subject to availability on site