The university is essentially one big building. There is a great hall
(like a station or an airport) and there are wings.
The different parts of the building are labelled by letters:
C, D, E:
these are the north wings
(as well as the neighboring parts in the long
corridors of the main building).
T, U, V, W: these are the south wings.
L, M, N: these are the labels for the bridges inside and above the hall.
A room labelled V2-xyz will be in the second floor, and it will be
in the V-wing in case x = 2, and on the long corridor near to the V-wing
in case x = 1.
Toilets: Off the main hall, in the passages to the wings; always
near to the elevators.
Opening hours of the building
The building is open:
Mo - Fr: 6:00 - 22:00
Sa: 8:00 - 18:00
On Saturdays, only the main entrance is open! In order to enter
at other times, one has to show the library card ("Bibliotheksausweis")
at the main entrance.
The main hall
shops (stationaries, grocery)
several cash machines (Sparkasse Bielefeld)
restaurants and coffee shops
a swimming pool
and, in between, there are (slightly hidden) the entrances to the
(they are labelled H1 to H16).
The Faculty of Mathematics is located mostly in part V.
There, you will find:
on the second floor (labelled V2): seminar rooms
on the third floor:
the administration of the Faculty of
Mathematics is in V3-115.
the "Common Room" V3-201
on the upper floors (V4, V5): offices and further seminar rooms.
The library is located on the first floor, in the whole building, the
mathematics books and journals can be found in part V1.
You can enter the library from the
main hall (part U), where you have to use the stairs to the first floor.
Mo - Fr: 8:00 - 1:00 am
Sa, So: 9:00 - 22:00
There is an additional entrance in part V, near to the
Mathematics wing. This entrance is open only Mo - Fr 9:00 - 16:00.
All books can be approached directly.
There are plenty of seats and tables in the library.
Please return the books to the shelves.
In order to borrow books one needs a special permit ("Bibilotheksausweis").
Here is the link to the university library - you may use it in order to find
out whether books are available: