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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • Innenhof der Fachbibliothek Inffeld mit Sonnenschirmen

    Holiday opening hours

    Subject Libraries Inffeld and NAWI

    05.07. – 01.10: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 1 pm

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September

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.

July

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!

June

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.

May

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!

March

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!

February

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/