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Review 2021

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

Review 2020

Update: Interlibrary-loan service

From now on you will be able to order media from other libraries via the TU Graz LibrarySearch and manage them via your personal account.

To order books or journal articles, please go to TU Graz LibrarySearch and login with your TU Graz online username and password. The button "Interlibrary Loan" will then be displayed at the top of the website. This button leads you to the new online form. To view and manage your orders, take a look into your personal account under “requests”.

Please note that inter-library loans are subject to fees (PDF in German only).

To get you started, please watch the tutorial on inter-library loans on our YouTube channel. (German only) If you have further questions, please contact us via 0316 873 4176 or fernleihe.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at. The inter-library loans team will be happy to answer your questions.

New database: Compendex

With Compendex, staff and students of TU Graz now have access to an extensive bibliographic database in the field of engineering and technology.

The database lists over 27 million articles and abstracts from over 6,000 journals, congress reports and technical reports across 190 engineering disciplines. It is the broadest and most complete engineering literature database available in the world.

If you use the database from home, please connect to the network of TU Graz via VPN-client or simply log into Compendex with your TUGRAZonline username and password via the option “Sign in via your institution”.

If you are not yet familiar with the database, Compendex offers useful tutorials to get you started. For further questions please contact your library: service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at

Click here to go to Compendex.

Access to library via TU Graz card from October 28

Due to the Corona traffic light status Orange a valid TU Graz card is needed to enter the library buildings from October 28 until further notice.

As a member of staff or TU Graz student, please remember to take your TU Graz card with you when you visit the library. NAWI students with no TU Graz card can obtain one free of charge at the TU Graz Registrar’s Office.

External users can unfortunately not enter the library buildings due to measures taken against Covid-19 from 28.10. until further notice. If you have a library card, you can however pick up resources from our holdings and inter-library loans via our pick-up station. If you want to use this service, please send us your mobile phone number via email to ausleihe.bibliothek@tugraz.at or call us at 0316 873 6176. If you do not have a library card, please contact us by phone. We will try to find a solution for you!

Thank you for your understanding!

Opening hours in October

From Thursday, October 1, we are open for you again at the usual hours:

Main library
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Subject Library NAWI
Mon - Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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

Our publication advice team in the main library is available again from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please continue to follow the rules for distancing and hygiene. Together we ensure the safety of every library user. Thank you for your support!

O'Reilly: E-Books & Videos available via TU Graz LibrarySearch

Find more resources with just a single search request: All e-books and videos provided by the O’Reilly platform are now available via TU Graz LibrarySearch.

O'Reilly offers access to over 38,000 e-books and 2,000 video tutorials by renowned computer science publishers such as Pearson, Safari and Wiley. In addition to its IT focus, O'Reilly offers literature from fields like electrical engineering, mathematics, economics and technology in general.

When you search TU Graz LibrarySearch and find electronic resources from the O’Reilly platform, you will be directed to them with a few clicks. Please find instructions on how to access and download electronic resources via TU Graz LibrarySearch on our YouTube channel. (German only)

New database: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Search the world's largest database of dissertations and theses: TU Graz Library provides access to the Science and Engineering Collection of the database.

The database provides access to theses and dissertations: The majority of dissertations from 1997 are available as full texts. In addition, the collection contains a large collection of full texts from 1861 onwards. All dissertations starting from 1980 as well as all master's thesis starting from 1988 include an abstract. Simple bibliographical information for dissertations from 1637 and onwards are another part of the database.

"ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: The Science and Engineering Collection" covers a wide range of research areas:

  • Computer sciences
  • Mechanical engineering, materials science, manufacturing engineering, mining and metallurgy, traffic engineering, precision engineering
  • Agriculture and forestry, horticulture, fishing, housekeeping, nutrition
  • Process engineering, biotechnology, food technology
  • Pharmacy
  • Earth sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Natural and technical sciences in general

Click here to go to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Reading rooms reopening

All reading rooms, the foyer and group rooms will be available again from August 31.

Working and learning areas on all floors of the main library will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The foyer will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you want to use the group rooms of main library and subject library Inffeld a reservation is required. Please go to the circulation desk or contact the respective library branch by phone or email for your reservation. Up to four people are allowed in a group room at the same time.

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 so you can disinfect your work space on your own. In addition, please leave your name and your arrival and departure time using the attendance lists on-site. Together we ensure the safety of every library user. Thank you for your support!

24-hour pick-up service extended

TU Graz Library extends the new pick-up service: All reserved books from the main library will be automatically deposited at the pick-up station if you choose to activate this option. All you need to use this service is a current mobile phone number.

To offer this service, we need your current mobile phone number. Please send your mobile phone number via email to ausleihe.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at, call 0316 873 6176 or go to the circulation desk at the main library. We make sure your data is processed in compliance with data protection. You can withdraw your consent to use this service at any time.

We furthermore make all books of our open access areas (except the reference collection) available for reservation via TU Graz LibrarySearch. Thus, you can choose from a wider variety of books that can be reserved and collected from our pick-up station outside opening hours.

On the day of the reservation, the books are available at the circulation desk on the third floor until 3 p.m. Afterwards, we deposit them in the station for you to pick them up conveniently at any time within 7 days. Reservations after 3 p.m. are available for you the next day.

Reopening: learning spaces and on-site library resources and publishing guidance

From July 1, 2020, the library reopens selected spaces for reading and studying with and without PCs in all branch libraries. Library resources and publishing guidance will be available again in the main library.

Accessible study places you find in the main library both on the 1st floor (journal reading room) and on the 3rd floor as well as in the subject libraries NAWI and Inffeld. The main library’s reading rooms on the 2nd and 4th floors and the foyer on the ground floor are not available for now.

The library guidance team is available to you on-site from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 am, starting from July 1st. You don’t need an appointment.

Please, continue to disinfect your hands before entering the library and keep your distance. Disinfectants are available at all library branches. You find further security measures for using the learning spaces on-site.

New: Around the clock pick-up service

TU Graz library offers a new pick-up service for books from July 8, 2020: Collect your books at the new pick-up station at the entrance of Technikerstraße 4 – regardless of library opening hours.

The pick-up service was developed in cooperation with SoWAS research project and is currently in trial operation. For now, the service is available for books from the main library’s collection that patrons may reserve via TU Graz LibrarySearch. After the test phase, we are planning to extend the service.

Patrons need a mobile phone to use the pick-up service. As soon as the reservation is ready, you receive a text message including a link to a QR code. With this QR code, you may collect the reserved books at the station at any time.

A Tutorial for the pick-up service is available on our YouTube channel.

TU Graz Library reopens on June 2, 2020

Welcome back at TU Graz Library and Archives! We open all our branches on June 2, 2020 with slightly altered opening hours.

Feel free to use the open shelves again, including the reserved books collection at the main library.  The learning and reading areas and our computers, however, cannot be used until further notice.

The journals department and the inter-library loan service at Technikerstraße 4 are also reopening on June 2. Our scan service for journal articles is still available and free of charge. Scanners and copiers are available at all of our branch libraries.

For reservations and orders from the closed stacks please use your personal account at the TU Graz LibrarySearch or ask our staff on site.

Please follow the rules for hygiene and maintain a safe distance to other patrons during your library visit.

New opening hours

Main library | Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Subject libraries NAWI and Inffeld | Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Inter-library loan for print copies available

On May 4th inter-library loan of print copies is made available again for TU Graz researchers. All orders are currently free of charge.

We contact you as soon as your books have arrived. Please pick them up on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the foyer of the main library, Technikerstraße 4.

Due to the measures taken against COVID-19 and the closure of some of our partner libraries, we cannot guarantee the availability of all books and journals. We will inform you as soon as possible in case  we cannot process your order.

Please use our electronic form for your order.

Now available: virtual textbook collections

All textbook collections are now accessible via TU Graz LibrarySearch under the category "Collections". Lecturers can add both print media and e-books to these collections. Thus, students get online access to the most important books of their courses.

All e-books can be read and downloaded within the virtual textbook collections at TU Graz LibrarySearch. Additionally, you can search for collections using the search bar and the “Collection” facet. Please select this facet on the left side of the website after you have entered your search term.

Lecturers who want to provide their students with a textbook collection via TU Graz LibrarySearch send their requests to service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at. Links to individual textbook collections remain unchanged and can therefore be forwarded to students for easy access.

Please find all virtual textbook collections here.

Limited loan service

The library offers all TU Graz students and staff a limited loan service starting on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Depending on the location of the books, please send an email with your desired book titles and pick up your books on the following day. You find the locations of media in the detail view of the books on TU Graz LibrarySearch. Contact details of our libraries are enlisted below.

Please note that requests via TU Graz LibrarySearch can currently not be processed.

Main library
Requests to service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
Pick up from Monday to Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Technikerstraße 4, ground floor, in the foyer

Subject library NAWI
Requests to fbnawi.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
Pick up from Monday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Stremayrgasse 16, ground floor, at the entrance of the library

Subject library Inffeld
Requests to fbinff.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
Pick up from Monday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Inffeldgasse 10, at the entrance in the inner courtyard of the mensa terrace

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

TU Graz Library closed 

Due to the measures taken against COVID-19, all branches of TU Graz Library and Archives are temporarily closed from March 14 until further notice.

As soon as the library opens, we will inform you immediately on our website and on our social media channels.

We extend loan periods automatically to June 5, 2020. There are no overdue fines during this period - this also applies to already overdue resources.

Our print collections are temporarily not available for loan. You can use our extensive range of electronic resources. You can access them from home using a VPN client. You find instructions for installing a VPN client on the TU Graz intranet TU4U: tugnet.tugraz.at/zugang/vpn/

While the library is closed, TU Graz students and researchers order electronic journal articles via interlibrary loan free of charge. Due to the closure of our partner libraries, availability of articles is limited and is checked individually. After you have placed your order, we will inform you as soon as possible whether the article is available. Please use our electronic form for orders: https://online.tugraz.at/tug_online/ill_new.Formular_ZSS.

Please contact us via email if you have further questions.

We apologise for any inconvenience!


Main Library
Mon to Fri, 8 am to 4 pm
Email: service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
Tel.: 0316 873 6176

Subject Library NAWI
Mon to Fri, 8:30 am to 1 pm
Email: fbnawi.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
Tel.: 0316 873 6167

Subject Library Inffeld
Mon to Fri, 8:30 am to 1 pm
Email: fbinff.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
Tel.: 0316 873 4166

Mon to Fri, 8 am to 12 am
Email: office.archiv@tugraz.at

Science Education: science experiments from home

TU Graz Library supports students and teachers by offering free videos of scientific experiments from top laboratories around the globe.

Experts present details of their experiments to give students the opportunity to see how cutting-edge science is done without using the currently closed labs. The videos are temporarily available until June 15, 2020.

To access all videos, please create a free account on Science Education and connect to the TU Graz network via VPN-client. You find instructions for installing a VPN on the TU Graz intranet TU4U.

Click here to go to Science Education.

Electronic resources and services

All TU Graz researchers and students have access to a wide range of electronic resources and library services while we are closed.

You can access our electronic resources easily via VPN client. You find instructions for installing a VPN on the TU Graz intranet TU4U: https://tugnet.tugraz.at/zugang/vpn/

Electronic resources

Find a variety of electronic resources using TU Graz LibrarySearch: https://search-tug.obvsg.at/primo-explore/search?vid=TUG&lang=de_DE.

Tutorials for TU Graz LibrarySearch are available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_gbOM-5X553ryHWHAPjKXA 

Find our electronic journals in the Electronic Journal Library (EZB): https://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/ 

Databases are available via the Database Information System (DBIS): http://rzblx10.uni-regensburg.de/dbinfo/fachliste.php?bib_id=tubg&lett=l&colors=&ocolors= 

Order not available e-books and electronic standards as usual by email: order.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at

While the library is closed, TU Graz students and researchers order electronic journal articles via interlibrary loan free of charge. Due to the closure of our partner libraries, availability of articles is limited and is checked individually. After you have placed your order, we will inform you as soon as possible whether the article is available. Please use our electronic form for orders: https://online.tugraz.at/tug_online/ill_new.Formular_ZSS.


For advice on scientific publications and information retrieval please send a mail to our publication services team: service.bibliothek@tugraz.at

Our open access team is available for all questions about open access funding. You find general Information on OA funding at TU Graz Library at https://openaccess.tugraz.at/funds. Your grant applications for open access publications are being processed as usual. If you have any further questions, please contact zeitschriften.bibliothek@tugraz.at.

TU Graz Publishing

TU Graz Publishing offers open access publications for download: www.tugraz-verlag.at/open-access-e-books/.
Advice for authors, the compilation of e-books and allocation of ISBN is still available. Please send your inquiries to verlagnoSpam@tugraz.at or call us at 0316 873 6157.

Free access to electronic journals and textbooks expanded during COVID-19 pandemic

TU Graz Library supports researchers and students by expanding free access to electronic books and journals in order to make working from home easier.

  • TU Graz researchers and students gain free access to all journals published by World Scientific from 2001 onwards. All journals remain freely accessible until June 30, 2020.
  • Researchers and students get free access to 450 e-books via the platform SpringerLink. Please visit SpringerLink website and search for a book. Click on the item to find the download link. Please use the following lists to check which titles are free of charge in English and in German. All e-books are temporarily available until July 31, 2020.
  • All textbooks on the platform ScienceDirect are free of charge. To download an e-book please visit the ScienceDirect website and search for an item. Free access is granted until July 31, 2020.

To access e-books and e-journals from home, please connect to the TU Graz network via a VPN client. You find instructions for installing a VPN on the TU Graz intranet TU4U.

New: TU Graz Library on YouTube

Digital Teaching Library at TU Graz Library: On our new YouTube channel you find tutorials on library services. With our first videos, we inform you about the new TU Graz LibrarySearch and show you how to use it. We will continuously add new videos – for example on topics like PURE or reference management software.

Click here to go to our YouTube channel.

Open Knowledge Maps – Lecture and workshop

Open Knowledge Maps offer a visual interface to the world's scientific knowledge. They provide an instant overview of a field by showing the main areas of the field at a glance, and papers related to each area and enable users to create knowledge maps from 150+ million scientific outputs.

Peter Kraker, founder of Open Knowledge Maps, will demonstrate the free and open service on March 4, 2020. The talk will be followed by a hands-on workshop where participants will learn how to improve their discovery skills using Open Knowledge Maps. Together with other participants, they will explore several knowledge maps in a virtual scavenger hunt.

Please bring your own Laptop!

  • 4.3.2020, 3 pm to 5 pm
  • HS FSI 1 "Magna Steyr Hörsaal", Inffeldgasse 11

Registration requested: service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at

Read & Publish Agreement with Elsevier

TU Graz library – within the Kooperation E-Medien Österreich (KEMÖ) – has concluded an open access agreement with Elsevier.

TU Graz Researchers can publish open access in hybrid Elsevier journals at no additional cost and receive a 15% discount on APCs in Elsevier’s Gold open access journals. The remaining costs of these Gold OA articles can be covered from the TU Graz OA publication fund.

This gives researchers the opportunity to publish open access as well as gain access to relevant research results. The agreement is valid until December 31, 2020.

All details and journal lists with open access options can be found on the open access website of TU Graz (in german).

If you have any questions, please don`t hesitate to contact our open access team zeitschriften.bibliothek@tugraz.at or 0316 873 6677.

Elsevier Author Workshop

PhD Union and TU Graz Library are hosting an Elsevier Author Workshop.
Ms. Valerie Teng-Broug, Senior Publisher at Elsevier, will outline in her presentation the publishing process at Elsevier. She will talk about the following topics:


  • Scientific Publishing
  • Country and Institute information (brief Scival analysis)

How to get published

  • Before you begin and how to get your research noticed
  • Bibliometrics
  • Writing your paper
  • The editorial process

Responsibilities of the author (and what not to do)

Furthermore, an editor of an Elsevier Journal will give insights into the publishing process of his or her journal. The editor will be announced at the beginning of January.

  • 22.1.2020, 5 pm to 7 pm
  • HS II, Rechbauerstraße 12
  • Participation is free of charge

Registration requested: service.bibliothek@tugraz.at
Places are limited to a maximum number of 60 participants.

NEW: TU Graz LibrarySearch

Literature search is becoming easier: TU Graz LibrarySearch combines the classic online catalog with the previous Library Search.

Use our new tool to search the print and electronic collections. The new interface offers you an accurate literature search by filtering your results in different ways. In addition, TU Graz LibrarySearch improves searching on your smartphone: Its design is responsive and you can use it perfectly on all devices - including smartphones and tablets.

Take a look at TU Graz LibrarySearch here.

Review 2019

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/

Service restrictions from December 19, 2019 to January 13, 2020

Due to a system upgrade from December 19, 2019 to January 13, 2020 there are major restrictions on library services.

  • All library branches are closed from December 23 until January 6. Service requests via mail, telephone or social media will not be processed.
  • User accounts of our online catalog are not available from December 19 to January 13.
  • The loan history list of all user accounts will be irrevocably deleted on December 19.

All books due from December 16 to January 7 will automatically be renewed until January 27. There are no overdue fees during this period.

Our book return boxes are available from December 23 to January 6 at the entrances of the main library and the subject libraries.

We are open for you on January 7. We apologize for the inconveniences.

ASEO Workshop

Increase the visibility of your publications and your digital presence on the Internet with ASEO - Academic Search Engine Optimization!

Learn in this course with Dr. Lisa Schilhan (Library of Graz University) how to make it easier to find your publications on the Internet. Academic Search Engine Optimization helps search engines and potential readers to retrieve titles, abstracts and keywords.

Combined with Open Access, repositories, Social Media and Academic Social Networks, ASEO represents a simple method to increase the visibility of your publications as well as your own researcher profile.

Increase the impact of your publication!

  • November 11, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Seminarraum Festkörperphysik | Petersgasse 16 | 1st floor
  • Registration requested: service.bibliotheknoSpam@tugraz.at
  • Participation free of charge
  • Presentation in German

Exhibition in the Architectural Reading Room on the 4th floor

GAD Awards 19

  1. Helena Eichlinger: Löcher. Betrachtungen des rheinischen Braunkohletagebaus als Architektur
  2. Olivera Savic: Kunstuniversität in Niš
  3. Barbara Gruber: Sukzession. Revitalisierung des Historischen Botanischen Gartens der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

Besondere Anerkennung für ressourcen- und klimagerechte Architektur

Kevin Fuchs: Allmende, Wiederentdeckung eines Konzepts für eine nachhaltige Zukunft

Tschom Housing Award

Karina Brünner: (Un)genutzt. Reaktivierung von Leerständen

Hollomey Travel Award

Lukas Meindl: Holz. Konstruktion. Österreich. Norwegen

Science meets art: Lecture and live music by Nuno Maulide

As part of the event series "Österreich liest. Treffpunkt Bibliothek ", chemist Nuno Maulide speaks about the parallels between music and chemistry.

Nuno Maulide teaches with unusual methods: As a trained pianist, he likes to teach his scientific field accompanied with live music. Born in Portugal, Nuno Maulide is Professor of Organic Synthesis at the University of Vienna and has received numerous awards such as the Lieben Prize 2019 and the award for "Wissenschafter des Jahres" 2018.

"Wissenschaft trifft Kunst – Parallelen zwischen Musik und Chemie"

  • Lecture with piano by Nuno Maulide
  • Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:30 pm
  • Main Library of Graz University of Technology, Technikerstraße 4, 8010 Graz
  • Welcome and moderation: Ulrike Krießmann
  • Buffet and live music

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

Free admission

Maintenance work in PURE

Due to urgent maintenance work, our research information system PURE will be temporarily unavailable on September 16, 2019.

The maintenance work is carried out from 7 am to 12 am.

We apologize for any inconvenience!

'Finding scientific literature and publishing your texts'

TU Graz library offers this semester a course on various topics of the research lifecycle.

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.

New database: Cabells Blacklist

Identify predatory journals with our newly licensed database Cabells Blacklist.

‘Cabells blacklist’ lists so called predatory journals, which are science journals with unethical publishing practices. They charge publication fees without providing the usual quality control - for example, peer reviews. A publication in such a journal mostly happens out of ignorance. Nevertheless, to publish a paper in a predatory journal damage your reputation.

Cabells Blacklist checks the quality of scientific open access journals based on transparent criteria and assesses them at regular intervals. Cabells Blacklist helps you to stay on ‘the safe side’. Just check journals before submitting your manuscript.

If you are still unsure, whether a journal is predatory or not, contact us! We gladly check individual journals or publishers for you.

Award for Open Access Days 2018

Library and Archives of TU Graz won the Congress Award Graz for the Open Access Days 2018.

With the Congress Award, the city of Graz honors event organizers from science, research, business and non-profit organizations.

The topic of the conference was "Diversity of Open Access". Library and Archives of TU Graz attracted a broad national and international audience with the Open Access Days and offered technical lectures, a product exhibition and a tool marketplace for its guests.

Get more information on the presented topics here and here.

Coffee Lecture: ORCID

Join our first Coffee Lecture on June 27th at the main library. Get free coffee and a short overview of ORCID during your lunch break. What is ORCID and how can you benefit? Come and find out!

No registration required

The Coffee Lecture is held in German.

Coffee Lecture: ORCID – an introduction

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019
  • 12:45 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Main Library, Technikerstraße 4, 4th floor, group room

New: Our Library Blog is online

In our new blog, we talk about current topics in research and publishing.

Read about ORCID in our first blog post: What is ORCID and what benefits do you get from it. As June is all about ORCID, we will answer your questions about the ID for Researchers with this and another article later in June.

From now on, we present you exciting articles in our blog several times a month.

June is our ORCID month

We dedicate June to the researcher identifier ORCID.

We provide information on the researcher ID via posts on our website and on our social media channels, with a cup of hot coffee at our first coffee lecture, and with step-by-step tutorials.

Stay up-to-date via our website or Facebook and Twitter!



[Translate to Englisch:]

Neuerscheinung im Verlag der TU Graz

Tesla Nikola(us) und die Technik in Graz

Herausgegeben von Uwe Schichler und Josef W. Wohinz

Die reich bebilderte Neuauflage dieses Werkes stellt die Grazer Zeit der Ausnahmepersönlichkeit Nikola Tesla dar, eingebettet in die allgemeinen technischen und wirtschaftlichen Entwicklungen dieser Jahre. Darüber hinaus wird dargestellt, wie sich das Erbe Teslas auch heute noch an der Technischen Universität Graz manifestiert, welche Rolle in diesem Zusammengang das Hochspannungslabor einnimmt, wie sich Teslas Ideen auf Wissenschaft und Industrie auswirkten, und welche Entwicklung Nikola Teslas Grazer Bildungseinrichtung, das Joanneum, seit seiner Gründung im Jahr 1811 erfuhr.

Alle Informationen zur Buchpräsentation am 4. Juni 2019 finden Sie hier.

TU Graz Bibliothek und Archiv (Hrsg.)

Tesla Nikola(us) und die Technik in Graz

ISBN: 978-3-85125-628-4
Umfang: 120 Seiten
Einband: kartoniert
Erschienen: Mai 2019
Reihe: Archiv und Bibliothek, Band 7
€ 45.00

TU Graz joins ORCID Consortium

TU Graz library is a founding member of the consortium and represents the university within this group. The library promotes the use of ORCID - the Open Researcher Contributor Identification.

The consortium's goal is to establish ORCID as the most important personal identifier for researchers in Austria. The identifier helps researchers to gain recognition for their publications and activities as ORCID clearly links them to their publications. The key advantage over other researcher-IDs is that ORCID is an institution independent from any commercial publishers. Researchers, therefore, have full control over their data. As a member of the ORCID consortium, TU Graz library provides comprehensive advice to researchers.

Do you have further questions about ORCID or want to know how to set up your ORCID ID? Please contact us!


0316 873 ext. 6170 / ext. 6654


Kanopy – Video streaming powered by TU Graz library

With the newly licensed Kanopy database, numerous documentaries and films are freely accessible to TU Graz library patrons.

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that offers thousands of films, documentaries and instructional videos, predominantly in English. TU Graz library has licensed all material tagged with "The Arts". You can access the database within the IP range of TU Graz or via VPN off-campus if you are a student or employee of TU Graz.

Browse through the wide range of films in Kanopy!

Women Science Technology - 100 years of women at TU Graz

The exhibition "Women Science Technology" organized by the TU Graz Archive gives an insight into the history of emancipation at the University of Technology.

The so-called Glöckel Decree of 1919 allowed women in Austria to enroll in technical studies for the first time. In 1935, Martha Spiera was the first woman to graduate. After that, it was still a long way to go until the university appointed the first female professor, Karin Wilhelm in 1991. The exhibition revives the stories of all the remarkable female pioneers of TU Graz and presents current activities of the Office for Gender Equality and Equal Opportunity.

The opening of the exhibition is part of the symposium celebrating 100 years of women at TU Graz.

Free admission

Exhibition opening:
Fri, May 10, 2019, 7 pm
Rechbauerstraße 12, foyer “Alte Technik”, basement
Registration requested at teilnahme@tugraz.at

Exhibition dates:
May 10 to 31, 2019