An extensive collection of more than 215.000 volumes of core items, reference materials and the more recent holdings for all the Central Library's subjects are kept on open access on Floor 1 to 3 of the Central Library. Books are arranged by subject according to the Regensburg Classification Scheme ("RVK, Regensburger Verbundklassifikation"). For an outline of Central Library subject sections and facilities consult our Floor plan leaflet which is available at the Libraries or online (pdf). To get a quick orientation to subject areas on floor 1 to 3, check the Online Floor Plan ("Wegweiser zum Buch", German language only).
Books marked by a red dot on the spine are not for loan. Books marked by green dot are accompanied by a CD-ROM. You can ask for these CD-ROMs at the information desk on the respective floor.
The majority of the Central Library's holdings, mainly older materials, are stored in stacks not accessible to users. You can order these items via the Primo Knowledge Portal.
You will find Journals from 2000 to date (latest issues and bound volumes) shelved by subject in the respective Periodicals Areas ("Zeitschriftenbereiche") on Floor 1 to 3.
Bound volumes until 1999 are located in the Open Stack for Perodicals ("Zeitschriftenfreihandmagazin") in the Basement. They are shelved according to their accession number ("Signatur"), not by subject (shelfmark).
Journal volumes and unbound journal issues do not circulate, but they can be photocopied on-site.
The Textbook Collection is located on the Ground Floor of the Central Library. Here you will find basic literature for your subject in multiple copies, arranged by subject matter. Books from the Textbook Collection can be checked out by TU students and TU staff only. The loan period is 4 weeks. Items cannot be renewed or reserved.
Course reserve collections include the basic literature required for particular courses. They have been compiled by the lecturers themselves. At the Central Library TU course reserves can be found on floor 1 to 3, according to the course subject.
Items placed on course reserves do not circulate but are available for studying in the library and copying. The course reserve is kept in place for the duration of the course (usually for one semester). After that reserves are cleared and the items are shelved at their original location.