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New to the library?

Opening Hours and Locations

Opening hours Central Library

Library locations


Please lock away your coats and bags before entering the library. There are lockers in the foyer of the Central Library. They can only be used during the opening hours of the library. Please bring your own padlock with a bow diameter of 5 to 6 millimetres.

You can buy or rent a padlock at Kiepert Unibox in the foyer.

More information about the lockers for daily use (in German only):

 Benutzung der Tagesschließfächer in der Zentralbibliothek

Library Card / Registration

If you are a TU student your student card is also your library card. It is ready to use immediately for borrowing items.

TU staff can register their staff ID as their library card or request a separate library card.

Other users receive a separate library card. Library cards are issued in the Circulation Department in the Central Library.

Registration and Library Card

Issue of Library Cards / Library account matters:

  • Mon - Fri  09:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 18:00

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Internet Access / Study Spaces

Internet access is provided at one of our computer workstations or by using Wi-Fi logging in with your Eduroam account.

Internet Access in the Library

The Central Library offers different study spaces:

Group and Single Study Rooms

More information about Internet workstations (in German only):


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Searching for Resources

You can find resources held by TU and UdK libraries via:

Primo Knowledge Portal (Wissensportal Primo)

Further searches for books, e-books, journals and databases:

Searching for Resources

You can register for an introductory course in English here:

First Steps in the Central Library

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Borrowing Materials

Information about borrowing materials in the university library:

Borrowing, Renewing and Returning

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Special Services for ...

PhD candidates
Users with Disabilities

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Zusatzinformationen / Extras

Central Information Desk

Tel.: 030 314-76101