... as a public library the library may be used freely by everyone interested in its services.

Services for students

Using the library

The TU Graz Card is the library card for students of Graz University of Technology. Students of other universities must present a valid identity card and a registration form in order to obtain a library card.

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Textbook collection

Students have two textbook collections at their disposal – one at the main library, one at the subject library at Inffeld campus. Both collections supply several copies of textbooks which are in high demand. The collections are shelved by subjects and freely accessible. Textbooks may be borrowed for 60 days. If you wish to suggest new books for the library please send an e-mail to service.bibliothek(at)tugraz.at.

Loan periods for diploma and doctoral candidates

Students of TU Graz who are currently working on their theses are given an extended lending permission, thus being admitted loan periods of three months and being allowed to borrow up to 25 items.

Students about to take their diploma thesis who apply for this status have to enter the (temporary) title in their personal card in TUGRAZonline under "theses". Students doing their PhD thesis get the extended lending permission automatically.

Photocopying / Scanning

In the main library there are three places for copying.

  • Entrance hall (ground floor): TU Graz Card or bankcard with "Quick" function (electronic purse). Terminal to top up "Quick" credit available.
  • 1st floor: TU Graz Card or bankcard with "Quick" function Scanner with USB-port
  • 3rd floor: TU staff can use the copying-facilities with the university's specific copy card Scanner with USB-port.


We provide a great number of internationally renowned journals in the main library’s serials department on the 1st floor. Issues of the current year are shelved in the serials reading room. The last ten years are freely accessible as well. Older volumes must be requested at the library’s circulation desk on the 3rd floor. At the subject libraries and institutes of TU Graz additional specialized journals are located and can be read during the respective opening hours.

Journals can be searched for by title in the online catalogue. Best results may be obtained by limiting the search to "Journals and journal-like publications" via the "Catalogue subset search"-button. Please note the traffic light symbols in the result lists. They indicate availability of electronic resources and allow direct access to e-journals. By using the Teilkatalog Zeitschriften und Serien (special catalogue for journals) of the Österreichischer Bibliotheksverbund (Austrian Library Association) you will not only find journals stocked by TU Graz library but also titles stocked by other Austrian research libraries.

The Library – A place to study at

You can find three reading rooms with wifi-access at the main library. Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 to 21:00

Journals’ reading room (1st floor)

We offer a wide selection of internationally recognized journals in the reading room on the 1st floor. Issues of current volumes are shelved by subjects.

Reading room 2nd floor (access via 3rd floor)

In this reading room you find basic literature as well as reference books on technology and natural sciences. To guarantee all time access to these books, borrowing is restricted to very short periods (overnight or weekend). There are also workstations at your disposal.

Reading room and open stacks on the 4th floor (access via 3rd floor)

In this reading room you can find a non-lending collection of about 40.000 volumes on architecture and civil engineering. There is also a training room which students may use free of charge. The technical equipment is ideal to discuss projects, for study groups and for work groups. For reservations please refer to the circulation desk on the 4th floor. Before using the training room for the first time, you will be given a short briefing by a member of the library staff.

The training room at the subject library at Inffeld may be booked by study groups too. For further information and bookings please call Tel.: +43(0)316 873 4165 or send an email to fbinff.bibliothek(at)tugraz.at.

Remote access

Most suppliers regulate access to online subscription resources by checking IP addresses. Campus computers will automatically be given access to databases that we hold licenses for.

For most of our databases you need to have a VPN-client installed in order to get access outside of "tug"-network.

Remote access to the library's databases is only available for students and staff of TU Graz.

For more information please contact the library's information desk (Main Library, 3rd floor, phone +43(0)316 873 6176)

VPN-Instructions by the Information Technology Services at TU Graz: Please switch language in the upper right-hand corner!

WLAN in the Library

Wlan is available for students and staff of TU Graz to use throughout the main library and the three subject libraries.

Instructions for using wlan at the library you get at the library's information desk (Main Library, 3rd floor, phone +43(0)316 873 6176).

WLAN-Instructions by the Information Technology Services at TU Graz: Please switch language in the upper right-hand corner!

Library tours

Guided tours for everyone: Every Tuesday we offer the opportunity to get to know the library to everyone. You will be given useful information about using the library and borrowing as well as searching the online catalogue and e-resources.

Meeting point: Main library, 4th floor, next to circulation desk. Time: every Tuesday 10 am. Duration: app. 30 min. No notification necessary - Just be there!

Arranged tours: possible at any time. Duration and focus of the tour will be adjusted to the wishes of the readers. For further information and to make an appointment please call +43(0) 316 873 6176 or send an email to service.bibliothek(at)tugraz.at.