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What is happening at the TU Graz Library? Click through the current news items and find the events you won’t want to miss!

 

  • Open-Access-Symbol auf blauem Hintergrund

    Information event: FWF

    TU Graz Library is presenting an online information event with the title “The FWF Open Access Policy and Open Access Funding Options” on 26 January 2022.

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  • Schild an einer Tür mit dem Schriftzug "Open"

    Traffic light status RED: TU Graz Library remains open for TU Graz staff and students

    When TU Graz switches to traffic light status RED on January 10, the library stays open for staff and students of TU Graz. Our services will be slightly adapted to the new situation.

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  • Four students looking at a tablet.

    Virtual course reserves

    From now on, the library offers lecturers at Graz University of Technology virtual course reserves in a new form.

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Open-Access-Symbol auf blauem Hintergrund

Information event: The FWF Open Access Policy and Open Access Funding Options

TU Graz Library is presenting an online information event with the title “The FWF Open Access Policy and Open Access Funding Options” on 26 January 2022. Katharina Rieck, MA MA, Open Science Manager at the FWF, will present the development and current requirements of the FWF Open Access Policy and discuss funding opportunities for open access publications.

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is Austria's central funding organization for basic research and supports the ongoing development of Austrian science and basic research at a high international level.

In this event you will learn:

  • what the FWF Open Access Policy means for approved projects,
  • how to obtain funding for scientific articles through the FWF's “Refereed Publications” program, and
  • which funding opportunities the FWF offers for open access books.

Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the lecturer.

The information event will take place online on January 26, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.

Join the event on:
https://tugraz.webex.com/tugraz-de/j.php?MTID=m9c24cf722e0d97814078c8d13eb8cefc

The event language is English.

Members of all Styrian universities are invited.

No registration required.

Schild an einer Tür mit dem Schriftzug "Open"

Traffic light status RED: TU Graz Library remains open for TU Graz staff and students

When TU Graz switches to traffic light status RED on January 10, the library stays open for staff and students of TU Graz. Therefore, the opening hours of all library locations remain unchanged:

Main Library: Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Subject libraries NAWI and Inffeld: Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Due to the current situation, some adjustments to our services are still necessary. The learning and reading areas are partially open for TU Graz staff and students: You can use all seats that are visible to our library staff. Unfortunately, you can no longer book our group rooms. The foyer at Technikerstraße 4 will remain closed.

The journal reading room remains open for TU Graz members. All library patrons are eligible to use our free scanning service. Please mail any requests to zeitschriften.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at.

As a staff member or student of TU Graz, please remember to take your TU Graz card with you to enter the library buildings.

The changed access and opening hours are expected to apply until January 30.

During these measures, we are also still available for you by telephone on 0316 873 6176 and via email at service.bibliothek@tugraz.at.

Thank you for your understanding!

Bibliotheksgebäude mit verschneitem Baum im Vordergrund

Opening hours during Christmas holidays

Due to traffic light status ORANGE, the current opening hours still apply during the Christmas holidays.

Main library: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Subject libraries NAWI and Inffeld: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

In addition, both subject libraries are closed from December 27 to 31, and all library branches on December 24, December 31 and January 6.

We extend all loan periods automatically to January 17, 2022. There are no overdue fines during this period - this also applies to already overdue resources.

You can return borrowed books outside opening hours to the return boxes available in front of the entrance to the main library as well as in front of the entrances to the subject libraries.

The changed access and opening hours are expected to apply until January 7, 2022.

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Workshop: Effective searches in Compendex

On December 13th the Library is presenting an online workshop on how to search effectively in the database Compendex with Christian Vier from Elsevier.

Compendex is an extensive bibliographic database in the field of engineering and technology. The database lists over 29 million articles and abstracts from over 6,000 journals, congress reports and technical reports across 190 engineering disciplines.

During this session, you will learn:

  • how to find relevant publications for your research,
  • how to optimize your search queries to get more precise results and
  • how to use filter and facets for better results.

After the presentation, there will be time for discussion.

The workshop “Compendex: Effective searches for your success” will be held online on December 13th 2021, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Join the workshop on bit.ly/3cNKq6r

For preregistration, please send an email to service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at. This is optional and only necessary if you like to receive the slides afterwards per email.

Mit Pflanzen überwucherter Zahn vor der Hauptbibliothek

Traffic light status ORANGE at TU Graz library from November 22

Due to traffic light status ORANGE, a valid TU Graz card is required to enter the library buildings from November 22. Furthermore, changed opening hours for all library locations will apply from this date on.

Our new opening hours from November 22:

Main library: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Subject libraries NAWI and Inffeld: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Learning and reading areas remain partially open for TU Graz staff and students. The foyer at Technikerstraße 4 will be closed as of November 22. As a staff member or student of TU Graz, please remember to take your TU Graz card with you when visiting the library.

We extend all loan periods automatically to December 20, 2021. There are no overdue fines during this period - this also applies to already overdue resources.

The changed access and opening hours are expected to apply until December 10.

During these measures, we are also still available for you by telephone on 0316 873 6176 and via email at service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at.

Thank you for your understanding!

Lesesaal mit Bücherregalen, Tischen und Stühlen

Opening hours October, 25 and 26

Due to the public holiday on October, 26 all library branches have changed opening hours.

Main Library
Monday, 25.10.2021: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 26.10.2021: closed

Subject Libraries
Inffeld and NAWI

Monday, 25.10.2021: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 26.10.2021: closed

You can return books at any time to the return boxes in front of the entrance to the main library and subject libraries.

We wish you a restful holiday!

Eingang der Fachbibliothek NAWI mit Baum und Herbstlaub

Opening hours from October 4

As of Monday, October 4, we are planning to open at our regular opening hours again. If there are any short-term changes due to the current situation, we will inform you in a separate post on our website and social media accounts.

Main Library
Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Subject Library Inffeld
Mon – Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Subject Library NAWI
Mon – Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

You can return borrowed books outside opening hours to the return boxes available in front of the entrance to the main library as well as in front of the entrances to the subject libraries.

To pick up books at our pick-up station on the same day, please order them by 3 p.m. at the latest. Orders we receive after that will be ready for you from the next working day.

We wish you a successful winter semester!

Four students looking at a tablet.

NEW: Virtual course reserves

From now on, the library offers lecturers at Graz University of Technology virtual course reserves in a new form. 

With virtual course reserves, your students get an overview of all the literature that is needed for a course or of a particular topic that you recommend. Electronic resources can be used directly; for print literature, both the location and availability are displayed.

Virtual course reserves offer lectures a variety of advantages: The library prepares the literature list for you and offers students access via the library’s website and via TU Graz LibrarySearch
You can combine print and electronic resources freely. If you want to include print literature in the virtual course reserve, the library will automatically create a physical course reserve at the appropriate library branch. 
Documents from the TeachCenter can also be included in virtual course reserves. If you do so, they are available in the virtual course reserve for participants of your course only and cannot be viewed by third parties.
The link to your virtual course reserve remains stable and can be integrated into other systems such as the TeachCenter or TUGrazonline.

Students can either access these resources via the library's website or directly on the homepage of TU Graz LibrarySearch by clicking on the button "Virtual course reserves". All virtual course reserves can also be found via the search bar of the TU Graz LibrarySearch - either by entering the name of the course reserve into the search bar or via filters in the result lists.

You would like to set up a virtual course reserve? Please send an e-mail to service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at or call us at 0316 873 6170.

Ausschnitt einer gelben Ampel vor einem Backsteinhaus

Traffic light status YELLOW from July 1

Due to the traffic light status YELLOW at TU Graz, there will be further easing of the restrictions at all library locations starting July 1.

The minimum distance will be reduced to one meter in July. This will allow us to offer you more places to work and study in the reading rooms. In addition, four people will be allowed in the group room of the main library and six people in the group room of the subject library Inffeld.

As of July 19, all buildings of TU Graz will be open to the public. Therefore, we are happy to welcome external users again from this date.

As of August 16, the 3G rule (i.e. tested, vaccinated, recovered) will be in effect at all library locations. Please have a valid certificate ready when visiting us.  The library staff will check it if necessary.

Please continue to follow the rules for distancing and hygiene. We provide you with disinfectants in all library areas to disinfect your work space on your own. In addition, please wear an ffp2 mask and register your stay with TU Graz check-in at your seat.

Together we ensure the safety of every library user. Thank you for your support!

blühender Busch im Vordergrund, unscharfe Menschengruppe im Hintergrund

Holiday opening hours

Main Library
05. – 30.07.: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 3 pm
02.08. – 03.09.: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 1 pm
06.09. – 01.10.: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 3 pm

Subject Libraries Inffeld and NAWI
05.07. – 01.10: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 1 pm

You can return books at any time to the return boxes in front of the entrance to the main library and subject libraries.

To pick up books at our pick-up station on the same day, please reserve them at least 30 minutes before the library closes. Reservations we receive after that will be ready for you at the next working day.

We wish you nice summer holidays!

leicht geöffnete Tür mit Türschild "Do not disturb" und Blick in einen hellen Raum

Group rooms bookable via TU Graz LibrarySearch

From now on, book the group rooms in the Main Library and the Subject Library Inffeld easily via TU Graz LibrarySearch.

Please find the bookable rooms under the field "Room booking". Once you have successfully booked, they appear with the selected date in your TU Graz LibrarySearch account under "Requests". You can also cancel the booking there if necessary.

The rooms are available during the opening hours of the respective library locations. Due to the ORANGE traffic light status at TU Graz, the group rooms are currently only available to students and university staff.

Before you can use the room on the booked date, please come to the circulation desk at the respective library location. If you do not show up 30 minutes after the start of your booking, we will automatically cancel the booking.

Click here to book the group rooms.

Neo-Schild mit der Aufschrift "Open"

Reading rooms reopening and opening hours extended from May 17th

All reading rooms will be available again from May 17th. Additionally, we extend our opening hours:

Main library
Mon – Fri, 8:30 am - 6 pm
Subject library NAWI
Mon – Thu 8:30 am - 6 pm, Fri, 8:30 am – 1 pm
Subject library Inffeld
Mon – Thu 8:30 am - 6 pm, Fri, 8:30 am – 1 pm

To ensure that all working and learning areas of the library remain open, please continue to follow the rules for distancing and hygiene. We provide you with disinfectants in all library areas to disinfect your work space on your own. In addition, please wear an ffp2 mask and register your stay with TU Graz check-in at your seat.

Together we ensure the safety of every library user. Thank you for your support!

leuchtende Glühbirne auf Holzoberfläche

Workshop:  Possibilities for exploitation – royalties and patents

On April 20th the Library is presenting an online workshop on the possibilities of exploiting research results. The workshop is jointly organized by TU Graz Research & Technology House and the publication services of University of Graz Library.

Experts of both universities will inform participants about their possibilities of exploiting their research results. They will elaborate on how to protect own research results, how to apply for patents and on the compatibility of open access and commercial exploitation. Furthermore, the process of applying at the collecting society Literar Mechana will be discussed.

After the talks, there will be time for discussion with the presenters and Literar Mechana director Dr. Sandra Csillag.

The workshop will be held online on April 20th 2021, from 10:00 to 12:00 am.
Join the workshop on https://unimeet.uni-graz.at/b/sch-ozu-a6r-ivi

No preregistration necessary.

Verkehrsampel

Corona traffic light status “red”: Reading areas remain closed

Due to the extension of the corona traffic light status “red” all reading rooms will unfortunately remain closed and opening hours reduced as of March 15.

Main Library | Mon - Fri, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Subject Libraries NAWI & Inffeld | Mon - Fri, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The current opening hours will remain in effect until at least 11.4.2021. We will inform you as soon as we plan to expand our opening hours.

Thank you for your understanding!

Grafik mit Computer, Tablet, Smartphone und einer Lupe

New online journals licensed: VDI Verlag- eLibrary

VDI Verlag is the leading publisher for engineers in German-speaking countries. The library of TU Graz is licensing the electronic library of the renowned publisher, making their journals accessible for researchers at TU Graz.

With “VDI Verlag-eLibrary”, researchers gain online access to the high-quality technical content of VDI Verlag and VDI Fachmedien for the first time. This content includes eleven renowned specialist media from the fields of construction, production, logistics, energy and environment, as well as the weekly newspaper “VDI nachrichten”.

You can access the portal on the campus area of ​​TU Graz as well as from home via VPN client: https://elibrary.vdi-verlag.de/