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Sourcing literature and providing information for studying, teaching and research

Our library collection includes about 50,000 books, journals, newspapers and data carriers. We provide access to databases for specialist literature, standards and training videos, as well as around 80,000 eBooks and 10,000 eJournals via campus licence. You can visit training courses, helping library members to use our constantly-updated stock effectively. Students and staff at Ulm University of Applied Sciences are permitted to use the library, as are people not affiliated with the THU.​

Due to the current situation the libraries are still closed, but

  • media can be borrowed without contact. Please send  an email ( with your desired titles or give us a call (0731/5028113). Media will be made available for you at an arranged time in front of the library
  • Please renew your due media by using the funcion "my library account" (library catalogue).
  • Due media can be returnd via deposit box.
  • You can place interlibrary loan ILL requests by mail or via the library catalogue.

Digital services of the library are still available 24/7:

  • eBooks (80.000 items) and learning videos (13.000 items): Combine your search in the library catalogue with type of item "E-Book" or "E-Video".
  • eJournals: Search the EZB (Elektronischen Zeitschriftenbibliothek) for specialized journals (z.B. ATZ, MTZ, Adhäsion, Brand eins, VDI-Nachrichten...and, newly licenced, the MIT-Press and SAGE journals)
  • databases: Get access to various databases via DBIS. The main databases are
  1. Perinorm: Standards (VDI) in fulltext
  2. IEEE xplore: Access to 4 Mio. publications  (IEEE)
  3. ACM Digital Library: Access to publications of the Association for Computing Machinery
  4. Wiso: specialized journals (economics, engineering), mainly in german

Try browsing publisher's portals like SpringerLink, ScienceDirect und Wiley Online Library. Many publications are accessible for members of the university (unfortunately not all of them!).

Install the VPN or login via Shibboleth to acces our electronic media from home.

Exmatriculation applications (library release stamp) can be sent to . We do forward these to the respective parties.

We are available by mail ( or phone (0731/5028113) for information and help.

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Registration and lending

Students at Ulm University of Applied Sciences are registered with the library upon their enrollment. The student ID card also serves as a library card. Other THU members must present their Ulm University of Applied Sciences ID card for registration. People not affiliated with the University of Applied Sciences must present their identity card. If you are not part of the THU, 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 catalog.
If you exceed the lending period you will be charged a reminder fee.​

Please also note our terms of use.

Locations, contact details and opening hours

​Main library
Prittwitzstr. 10
89075 Ulm
Tel. 0731 / 50-28113
​During the semester:
Mon - Thu: 8 am - 6 pm
Fri: 8 am - 2 pm

During lecture-free periods (15.2.21-12.3.21):
Mon - Thu: 8 am - 4 pm
Fri: 8 am - 1 pm

Still closed due to the present Covid19 situtation!
For further information please scroll to the top!
Should the lockdown end, the opening hours of the lecture-free period will apply from 15.2.21 to 12.3.21.

​Branch campus
Albert-Einstein-Allee 55
89081 Ulm
Tel. 0731 / 50-28512

​During the semester:
Mon - Thu: 9 am - 12 noon
Wed: 1 pm - 4 pm

During lecture-free periods (15.2.21-12.3.21):
Closed, open upon request

Still closed due to the present Covid19 situtation!

​Branch campus
Eberhard-Finck-Str. 11
89075 Ulm


Required media can be delivered to the library Prittwitzstraße by mail or by order request button (library catalogue).

We procure and provide access to specialist literature and we offer training courses to boost our users' information literacy. Our stock comprises approximately 50,000 items – mainly textbooks in the fields of computing and engineering, as well as journals, newspapers and data carriers (DVDs etc.). We offer our digital information available on the basis of campus licenses. These include scientific databases for specialist literature, standards and training videos, as well as around 80,000 eBooks and 10,000 eJournals.

Members of the Technische Hochschule Ulm and external users are both entitled to use the library.

Searching for and finding items

You can search for our books, magazines, eBooks, eJournals and data carriers (e.g. DVDs) in the library catalog. Here you will find the appropriate location and, for eMedia, a link leading you to the full text.

DBIS, our database information system, enables you to access all the freely-accessible literature and fact databases, as well as those we have a license for (e.g. Perinorm, IEEE Xplore, ACM Digital Library, TEMA Technik and Management, Wiso etc.).

The EZB (electronic journal library) lists the eJournals we have a license for (marked yellow), or which are freely available on the internet (marked green). The eJournals marked red are not available. However you will often find lists of contents and abstracts here.

The KVK (Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog) enables simultaneous research in libraries throughout the world.

Print copies of the magazines we have a subscription for are located on the magazine racks. The latest issue can be used within the libraries. You can borrow older issues to take home with you.


Using reference copies, borrowing items and using online media are free of charge.

External users are charged a registration fee of 10 EUR. Students from other universities are exempted from this.

Our Overview of Fees gives you more information about, e.g. fees for interlibrary loans, penalty fees for items not returned on time or extended loans.

​Fee in EUR
Reminder penalties/fines for late return​
​First reminder per item on loan​
​Second reminder per item on loan​
​Each further reminder per item on loan​
​Message deliveries associated with the reminder process​
​Reminder penalty for short-term loans per item on loan / per day
​New purchases due to loss, damage or non-return after the fourth reminder:
​actual cost + 20.00 EUR administration fee
​Lost data carriers​
​New issue of an external library ID card
Other fees
​Interlibrary lending per item​
​External users are charged a registration fee. Students from other universities are exempted from this
​If you lose the key or damage a locker, you will be charged an administration fee​

Video introduction

This short film will give you an entertaining introduction to using the THU library. Please note: unfortunately the video player is currently not yet working for mobile applications.

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

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