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How to Use the Library

General Library Rules

  • cell phones are not permitted

  • silence must be observed

  • eating and drinking are not allowed in the library

  • smoking is not permitted

  • coats, jackets, bags are to be stored outside the library

  • keep things in order; put books back properly on shelves after using or copying

  • handle books carefully; do not write anything in books

Book Search

Please use the Online-Catalogue as follows:

  1. Type an author's name or a keyword or both in the search box and press the go to button.
  2. Select a library from the list and write down the book number. In the departmental library books are arranged according to subjects. The book number shows where the book is shelved.
  3. Take the book from the shelf and bring it to the library supervisor to have the loan recorded.

>> Here you can find further details on literature searching

Journal Search

Journals can be found in the following catalogues

Hard-copy journals held in the departmental library are for reference only. 

If you have any questions please contact the library staff.

Book Loan

The Departmental Library consists of an open access collection and a small reference collection. Contrary to the main library books cannot be ordered. Users take them from the shelves themselves and bring them to the library staff. The loan is recorded online. To borrow books, a library card is needed.

Excluded from loan are rare books, journals, encyclopedias, reference books, collected works editions, and materials on the course reserve shelves.

The normal loan period is 30 days. The loan period can be extended three times online by the users themselves. 

Overdue loans are fined.

>> click here for futher information on searching, ordering, extending loan periods, and overdue fines.

Book Return

Books borrowed from the Departmental Library are to be returned in the Departmental Library. In exceptional cases books can also be returned in the main library. 

You may return books by mail. But the books must reach the Library by the due date. The borrower is liable for the risks and costs.


Heinrichstraße 26/5th floor A-8010 Graz
Nadja Kielhauser Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 2317
Fax:+43 (0)316 380 - 9705

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