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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!

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    New service: Info Bar

    From now we offer you with the Info Bar in the main library a contact point for advice in all library matters and your questions about library services.

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    Publish free of charge in ACM journals

    TU Graz Library signed a Read-and-Publish agreement with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

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    New online textbooks for physics and chemistry

    The library makes twenty of the most demanded Wiley textbooks for physics and chemistry available online.

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Opening "Architekturarchiv Steiermark"

On November 30 the "Architekturarchiv Steiermark" opens its doors. TU Graz Archives invites all interesed parties to the opening event.

The foundation of the "Architekturarchiv Steiermark"(ASt) is a joint initiative of the HDA Graz, the Institute for Architectural Theory, Art and Cultural Studies (akk) of TU Graz and TU Graz Archives, which will contribute their expertise to the archiving, research and presentation of the pre- and after estates of Styrian architectural offices. The architectural holdings of the TU Graz Archives, which comprise some 70,000 pictorial documents, 55,000 plans and around 50 architectural models, form the basis of the ASt. The aim is to acquire further holdings and to become the first address for research into Styrian architectural history of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Opening event:
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 6 p.m.
Lecture hall BMT of the New Chemistry of TU Graz, Stremayrgasse 16, ground floor.

Including a tour of the archive rooms at Münzgrabenstraße 36, EG and drinks in the cafeteria of the Neue Chemie, Stremayrgasse 16, EG

Registration is requested by November 25 at: service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at

Opening hours of the ASt:
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
And by appointment

Contact:
Tel: 0316 873 6615 or 6616
Email: office.archivnoSpam@tugraz.at

New service: Info Bar

From now on we offer you with the Info Bar in the main library  a contact point for advice in all library matters and your questions about library services.

Every question is welcome at the Info Bar. Here you get support, inter alia, for:

  • literature searches
  • orientation in the library
  • tips for accessing e-resources
  • information about our research tools (TU Graz LibrarySearch, DBIS, EZB, etc.)
  • general information about library services
  • and much more.

You find the Info Bar on the third floor of the main library. It is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No registration required!

You can also call the Info Bar at 0316 873 4175 or contact it by email at service.bibliothek@tugraz.at.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Info Bar!

Book Sale

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022
  • 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
  • Main Library, Technikerstraße 4/Ground floor, 8010 Graz

We are selling outdated editions of our textbook collection and extra copies of various fields. 

Price: 1 €, 2 € or 5 € per book

The revenue is used to buy new textbooks.

'Finding scientific literature and publishing your texts'

TU Graz library offers this semester its course on various topics of the research lifecycle completely online.

From effective information retrieval to finding the right journal for publishing your manuscript: The seminar 'Finding scientific literature and publishing your texts' offers PhD candidates an intensive introduction to various aspects of academic work ranging from retrieving information to the final publication. In this hands-on seminar participants learn how to develop a search strategy, distinguish predatory from trustworthy publishers and how to rise ones visibility within the scientific community.

Sign up for the course at TU Graz Online.

„Krisensicher durch Daten“ Lecture by Peter Klimek

As part of the event series "Österreich liest. Treffpunkt Bibliothek ", complexity scientist Peter Klimek speaks about global crises and how we can face them as a society.

Today's challenges are manifold: Global crises such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic or instabilities in supply chains keep the world on its toes. At the same time, even local events can have a global impact. This makes them so-called complex systems. They carry a high risk of system-wide collapse.

Peter Klimek calculates the risks of such systems and makes them - to a certain extent - predictable. How our society benefits from this data, Peter Klimek – winner of “Wissenschafter des Jahres 2021” – explains in this lecture.

„Krisensicher durch Daten – Wie Wissenschaft unsere Gesellschaft resilienter macht“

Lecture by Peter Klimek

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 7:00 P.M.

Aula of Graz University of Technology, Rechbauerstraße 12, 8010 Graz

Welcome and moderation: Ulrike Krießmann

Buffet and live music

Registration requested: service.bibliothek@tugraz.at or +43 (0) 316/873 6660

Free admission

Publish free of charge in ACM journals

TU Graz Library signed a Read-and-Publish agreement with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Researchers are now able to publish in all ACM journals and selected proceedings series without additional costs.

All corresponding authors who are staff members of TU Graz publish Open Access articles free of charge. There is no limitation regarding the number of published OA articles. Scientists have no obligation to publish Open Access. The agreement is funded by the Austrian Transition to Open Access 2 (AT2OA²) project and is valid until December 31, 2024.

Please find all details including a list of all journals and proceedings included in the agreement on the library's Open Access website: https://openaccess.tugraz.at/funds-publisher#acm

For questions, please contact zeitschriften.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at. We are happy to help you.

Holiday opening hours

Main Library
11. – 29.07.: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
01.08. – 09.09.: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
12. – 30.09.: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Subject Libraries Inffeld and NAWI
11.07. – 30.09: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 1:00 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!

New online textbooks for physics and chemistry

For the first time, the library makes twenty of the most demanded Wiley textbooks for physics and chemistry available online.

All new textbooks are listed in the TU Graz LibrarySearch. For accessing the textbooks, please click the link to the platform Ciando in the detailed view of the books. You can read all books online, downloading the e-books is not possible.

You find all new Wiley e-books here.

New opening hours from May 2

As of May 2 we open at our regular opening hours again.

Main Library
Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Subject library NAWI
Mon – Thurs, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Subject library Inffeld
Mon – Thurs, 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

As of April 25, no masks, minimum distance, 2,5G or registration will be required in the library buildings. All study and learning areas will be available for you without restrictions.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back at the usual times.

Workshop: Optimize your workflow with the new Web of Science solutions

Are you wondering how to speed up every step of your research work and focus on maximising the impact of your research? On May 3, 2022 TU Graz Library invites researchers and students of TU Graz to a workshop, where Klementyna Karlińska-Batres from Clarivate will demonstrate the new Web of Science platform and the Journal Citation Reports.

Whether you are looking for new ideas, funding for your projects, collecting literature or selecting the most impactful journal to publish your work. Web of Science's integrated features make it easy to find, access and connect with the right research, master your publishing strategy and raise your profile.

The workshop will be held online on May 3, 2022, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Please, register right under this link.

For questions, please contact service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at.

Opening hours during the Easter holidays

Main Library

Mon, 11.04. – Thu, 14.04.2019, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Good Friday: 15.04.2019, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Easter Monday, 18.4.: closed
Tue, 19.04.– Fri, 22.04., 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Subject Libraries Inffeld and NAWI

Mon, 11.04. – Thu, 14.04.: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Good Friday, 15.04.: closed
Easter Monday, 18.4.: closed
Tue, 19.4. – Thu, 21.4.: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri, 22.4.: 8:30 AM – 1:00 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 a happy Easter holiday!

„Key Points to Getting Published” – IEEE Author Workshop

On April 5 the Library is presenting an online workshop with Eszter Lukács, IEEE Client Services Manager, on how to get published by IEEE.

During this session you will learn:

  • Tips for selecting an appropriate IEEE journal or conference
  • What do successful IEEE authors do to make their papers stand out
  • Why editors and reviewers reject papers
  • How to enhance the visibility and impact of your research with open access
  • Where to find tools to smooth the publishing process

After the presentation, there will be time for discussion.

The workshop will be held online on April 5, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Join the workshop on https://bit.ly/3LicIFd.

No pre-registration required. For questions, please contact service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at.

New Opening hours from February 28

Due to the traffic light status YELLOW at TU Graz, all library branches have extended opening hours from February 28.

Main Library
Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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

Additionally, the minimum distance will be reduced to one meter from March 1. This will allow us to offer you more places to work and study in the reading rooms. The group rooms of the main library and the subject library Inffeld will be bookable, the foyer in the main library will open again from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

All buildings of TU Graz will be open to the public from March. Therefore, we are happy to welcome external users again from this date.

Also, the 2,5G rule (i.e. PCR-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!

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.

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.

We extend all loan periods automatically to February 7, 2022. There are no overdue fines during this period - this also applies to already overdue resources.

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 March 7.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.