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Auf dem Bild zu sehen die Bücherregale der Bibliothek der Hochschule Ulm in der Prittiwitzstraße.


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Sourcing literature and providing information for studying, teaching and research

​​​​​We procure and provide access to specialist literature and we offer training courses to boost our users' information literacy. Our stock comprises approx. 50,000 items – mainly textbooks in the fields of computing and engineering, as well as journals, newspapers and data carriers (DVDs etc.). We make our digital information available within the limits of campus licenses. This includes scientific databases for specialist literature, standards and training videos, as well as around 30,000 eBooks and 10,000 eJournals. Students and staff at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences are permitted to use these, as well as people not affiliated to the University of Applied Sciences.

Opening times during the Pentecost/Whitsun holidays (June 11-21, 2019):
The library in the Prittwitzstrasse is open Mondays to Fridays from 8 am to 1 pm.
The libraries on the Böfingen and AEA campuses are closed.

We have summarised questions and answers on using the library for you here:

​Registration and lending

Students at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences are registered with the library on their enrolment. University staff must present their Hochschule Ulm ID card for registration; people not affiliated to the Ulm University of Applied Sciences must present their identity card. If you are not part of the Ulm University of Applied Sciences you will have to pay a registration fee of 10 EUR. Students from other universities are exempted from this.

The lending period for books is generally four weeks and two weeks for magazines and data carriers. They can be renewed multiple times if they have not been reserved by someone else.
It is generally possible to borrow reference copies over the weekend. You can extend lending periods and reserve items which are currently out on loan using the online catalogue. If you exceed the lending period, you will have to pay a fine.​

Locations, contact and opening times

​Main library
89075 Ulm
Tel. 0731 / 50-28113
​During the semester:
Mon – Thur: 08:00 – 18:00
Fri: 08:00 – 14:00

Lecture-free periods:
Mon – Thur: 08:00 – 16:00
Fri: 08:00 – 13:00
​Branch office
​Albert-Einstein-Allee 55
89081 Ulm
Tel. 0731 / 50-28512
​During the semester:
Mon, Wed, Thur: 09:00 – 13:30
Tues: 08:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00

Lecture-free periods:
Thur: 09:00 – 13:00
​​Branch office
89075 Ulm
Tel. 0731 / 50-28318
During the semester:
Mon – Thur: 09:00 – 13:30

Lecture-free periods:

Literature search

All the books, magazines and data carriers (e.g. DVDs) of the Ulm University of Applied Sciences Library are listed in the online catalogue. Furthermore, it provides direct access to all licensed online media (eBooks/eJournals).
The KVK (Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog) enables simultaneous research in libraries throughout the world.
The DBIS portal enables access to all licensed and numerous freely accessible literature and fact databases.


Using reference copies, borrowing items and using online media are free of charge.
If you do not belong to the Ulm University of Applied Sciences you will have to pay a registration fee of 10 EUR. Students from other universities are exempted from this.
Please see our Overview of fees for more information on other fees, such as interlibrary loans and fines.​

Video introduction

This short film will give you an amusing introduction to using the library.

Room: B002
Prittwitzstrasse 10
89075 Ulm
Fon: +49 (0)731 50-28113

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