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.
We have reopened!
You are welcome to visit us during the opening hours listed below, in compliance with the general rules of conduct (limited number of visitors, wearing a mouth-and-nose protection, keeping the minimum distance). Available services are lending, returning via deposit box and information. The reading room places are still blocked. If you would like to borrow media without contact, please send your desired titles to firstname.lastname@example.org. The media can be picked up at a certain time agreed upon.
Please do continue to use our eJournals and eBooks, which you can access via our library catalogue!
Newly-licensed for you:
- Access to standards and drafts of the VDE regulatory framework
- No print or download option
- Access is authorized for members of the THU and walk-in users
- Non-commercial use (incl. research activities) permitted
If you have installed Citavi on a university computer, you can now use DSM Software Shop to update from Citavi 6.0 to Citavi 6.4. The update is not carried out automatically. Please also make sure to update the picker. On a private computer, you can use Citavi just as you always have with your campus license and download the latest version.
Safari eBooks are moving
eBooks are moving to O’Reilly. Authentication is via university account. Titles
in our library catalogue will be exchanged successively and are intended for
online reading. The previous restriction to 3 simultaneous users is no longer
applicable, making room for any number of users.
The popular learning videos from Lynda.com (formerly Video2Brain) are now available on LinkedIn Learning. Please register here with your university's e-mail address, the anonymous address is working as well. Pay attention to the language selection icon in the upper right corner to get access to videos in 7 languages.
To library catalog and account
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
If you exceed the lending period you will be charged a reminder fee.
Locations, contact details and opening times
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 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 60,000 eBooks and 10,000 eJournals. Students and staff at Ulm University of Applied Sciences are permitted to use these, as well as people not affiliated with the THU.
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.).
(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.
(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.
|Reminder penalties/fines for late return |||
|First reminder per item on loan||1.50 |
|Second reminder per item on loan ||5.00|
|Each further reminder per item on loan ||10.00|
|Message deliveries associated with the reminder process||20.00|
|Reminder penalty for short-term loans per item on loan / per day ||3.00|
|New purchases due to loss, damage or non-return after the fourth reminder: ||actual cost + 20.00 EUR administration fee |
|Lost data carriers||2.50|
|New issue of an external library ID card ||5.00|
|Interlibrary lending per item||1.50|
|External users are charged a registration fee. Students from other universities are exempted from this ||10.00|
|If you lose the key or damage a locker, you will be charged an administration fee||20.00|
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.