How often I was locked in this place during my university studies… Now that I walk by in the evening and see the lights on, it reminds me of the long old study evenings. Still, my memories of it are not bad, quite the opposite. Reading in a nice environment of the beautifully renovated historical building is not really something to complain about. Especially if you do it for leisure 🙂
Anyway, the University library is good for both. It is full of students (and many international students by the way, who have access to the foreign language literature here), scientists, but its visitors also include other people and pensioners who just come to read newspapers or borrow books. The language portfolio of the library is large, since it includes among others US, British, Austrian and Russian centres. And based on your needs, you can choose between 1-week, 1-month or the whole-year membership.
The best thing about the library is that it is based right in the old city centre, so if you happen to spend your day there, you can always make it more pleasant by breaks in the nearby coffees and restaurants. My rituals used to include the Greentree coffee just in front of the library for my afternoon tea, and pancakes at FunkiPunki right around the corner for dinner.