Library’s opening hours: Main summer holidays 2022

Loan desk opening hours of the University Library during the summer break (01.07.2022 – 30.09.2022):


July and September:

Mon – Wed, Fri: 08:30 – 16:00
Thu: 08.30 – 19:00

Mon to Fri: 08:30 – 12:00

Saturday: closed (July – September)

Normal opening hours start: Monday, 03.10.2022


All registered users have unrestricted access to the library‘s reading rooms.

Registration for the 24-hour library is possible via the campus system under “My settings” >> 24-hour library.
Please register at least one day before you plan to use this service for the first time. Accounts are activated every day at midnight.


Please use our self-service kiosks and the automatic return drop box when loan desk is closed!


Important information about summer semester 2022

The university library will return to regular operations from the start of the summer semester 2022.

The summer semester starts with the 3G rule for everyone. This means that people must be vaccinated, recovered or tested to be able to visit any university building, including the library. You can find the most recent information on this at


To ensure that the library can remain an open space for learning and studying, visitors must observe the following hygiene rules:

  • The library’s mandatory mask rule is based on the regulations in force throughout the university.
    Currently: FFP2 masks are mandatory in all areas of the library. This also applies while you are seated at one of the PC work stations!
  • Before entering the university library, please use the hand sanitiser dispenser.
  • During your stay, we recommend that you wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.


End of special library lending and conditions of borrowing for the reading rooms at the university library:

The surf@ubk online search engine is fully functional.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us during our counter opening hours:

Phone: +43 463 2700 9580
E-mail: schalter [dot] bibliothek [at] aau [dot] at

The University Library team is looking forward to your visit!

“LibKey / BrowZine” – Get the full text with a single click!

The University Library has licensed LibKey/BrowZine for its users, a software solution that significantly speeds up access to e-journals and the articles they feature.

At present, LibKey/BrowZine includes most of the e-journals licensed by University Library Klagenfurt as well as a large number of open access journals. This service can be used within the IP address range of the University of Klagenfurt. To gain remote access (from outside the campus) to the licensed content of the University Library Klagenfurt users need to connect via proxy server.

Detailed info and instructions

The following tools and features are now linked to the library services:


BrowZine offers easy and convenient use of electronic journal content.

The University Library has integrated BrowZine in the surf@ubk searche engine. The cover images of the respective journals and the following icons are displayed in the search results:

UB E-Ressourcen, BrowZine, Treffer-Ansicht in Surf@ubk

BrowZine search results in the surf@ubk search engine (library catalogue) – link to the article or issue

You can also use BrowZine on mobile devices (smartphone, tablet, etc.):

The BrowZine app is available free of charge from the Google Play Store, the App Store and the Amazon App Stores.



LibKey Nomad

The browser plug-in LibKey Nomad offers many additional features. This plug-in shows you which articles are accessible to members of the University of Klagenfurt when searching on different online platforms (publisher websites, PubMed, Google Scholar or even Wikipedia).

As with the BrowZine app, LibKey Nomad can be downloaded either directly from the provider’s website or from various app stores. It’s available for Chrome, Edge and Firefox.

UB LibKey Nomad in Wikipedia

LibKey Nomad buttons in the reference list of a Wikipedia article


LibKey DOI Finder

You can use the LibKey DOI-Finder to search for electronic journals or the articles they contain quickly and easily provided you have already determined the corresponding DOI or a PubMed ID. The DOI Finder takes you to the corresponding PDF text document by the quickest route and is also embedded on the University Library website and in surf@ubk.

Search for an e-journal article using DOI or PMID

Requirement to use lockers from 14.03.2022

From March 14, 2022, lockers are obligatory in Klagenfurt University Library. It is prohibited to take coats, parkas, bags, rucksacks or cases into the Library.


In the corridor linking Central with North Building (level 0), 380 lockers are at students’ disposal from 01.02.2019 onwards.

Basic information on how to use lockers:

  • Lockers are for all Klagenfurt University students and registered external users and are locked with AAU card.
  • Locked lockers are opened and emptied routinely and daily between 02:00 and 03:00 a.m. by porter (security); this means they can only be used while at university.


All informations


The Library provides transparent reusable bags for your laptop, mobile, writing material or books. Please get them yourself in the entrance area of the Library. You can use them inside the Library or take them with you free of charge.

bibliobags (UB) | Foto: Klutz

bibliobags (UB) | Foto: Klutz


Update: comeback of the 24-hour library!

24-hour access is possible again from Thursday, July first, 2021!

We ask all students and external users to activate the 24-hour library service or to reactivate it:

All Klagenfurt University Library users that have not registered again since 03.08.2020 MUST register again for access to the 24-hour library!

Please do this on the campus system at “my settings” ->–24-hour library. (

Please register at least one day in advance!

Your account is activated daily at midnight.

Wheelchair users please contact the loan desk after registration.

For the 24-hour library, the same distance and hygiene measure and regulations apply as for normal opening hours:

The requirement to wear FFP2 masks throughout the library is based on the relevant provisions applicable to the university as a whole.
A protective face mask is mandatory in all areas of the library, including while seated in the reading rooms.

Subject to full compliance with the 3G rule, there is no need to wear a FFP2 mask when seated at the library’s workstations. Library users must be able to produce proof of compliance at the request of the library staff. The requirement to wear a mask resumes upon leaving the workstations.

  • Before entering the library, please use the disinfectant dispenser (outside entrance).
  • Including the PC work stations, there are now around 80 reading and work stations available.
  • During your stay, we recommend you wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.
  • Safety distance of at least one metre must be complied with everywhere in the University Library.
  • Safety distance, as guaranteed by seating arrangement in the study areas, must not be changed.
  • Tables and keyboards must be disinfected before use by every user (disinfectant and tissues available in all reading rooms and in the entrance area).
  • Only one person in the copy rooms at any time.
  • Only one person in the elevator at any time.


For the latest information on

  • library opening hours,
  • management of contact persons and
  • prevention measures
Updates on our COVID-19 operating mode


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

Phone: +43 463 2700 9580,
E-mail: schalter [dot] bibliothek [at] aau [dot] at

Extendend access to electronic resources (ebooks, ejournals, databases)

In order to help you deal with the current restrictions we would like to support you by offering you extended access to electronic resources.

Many publishing houses unlock parts of their electronic offers temporarily for free and also extend remote access. Location independent as well as time independent access is possible– please check your proxy settings.


PROXY-SERVER: In order to use the electronic resources outside the university (via Surf@ubk, DBIS etc.), please check your browser settings for the so-called proxy server (instructions available in German only).


Please find here a current overview of the extra offers which are made available as well as information on remote access:

Remote Access:

to the following law-databases:

  • Linde Digital
  • RDB
  • Beck-Online: instructions on how to configurate online-access can be accessed via this link
    Whenever VPN is mentioned in this context the instructions actually refer to the university’s proxyserver. Please note that you need to be connected to the proxyserver before starting your registration, otherwise the “Kostenlos registrieren”-button won’t show up.


For further information on electronic ressources at the University Library of Klagenfurt please visit our homepage.

If you have additional questions please contact info[dot]bibliothek[at]aau[dot]at or ebooks[dot]bibliothek[at]aau[dot]at


Our new YouTube channel is online

Dear library users,
dear students at the University of Klagenfurt,


We are YouTube!

Subscribe to the library’s newly created YouTube channel:


YouTube channel of the university library


We can now provide you with access to various video tutorials and films designed to help you use the library and manage your academic work.

At present, you will find the following playlists:

  • General information about the library
  • First steps in Surf@ubk, getting to know the online catalogue
  • Electronic resources

The team behind the “Teaching Library” working group is hard at work to publish additional tutorials on an ongoing basis. We will have English versions for you by the winter semester as well.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for new tutorials, please feel free to send them to us at feedback [dot] bibliothek [at] aau [dot] at.


Recommend us to others!


The team at the information desk will be happy to answer any questions you may have:

Phone: +43 463 2700 9580
E-mail: info [dot] bibliothek [at] aau [dot] at


Keep well,

your team at the University Library Klagenfurt

COVID-19 update: The reading rooms will reopen from 24 February 2021!

At the initiative of the library and in close consultation with the university management, we are very pleased to be able to make the following announcement:  We are reopening our reading rooms for you!

Read more

Special library lending 2021 (semester break loans)

Special lending terms:

Students and external users are currently permitted to borrow up to 6 works from the open access collection.

Maximum lending period ends (currently): 09  March 2021

Works from other locations can be borrowed as usual. Conditions for people with extended lending rights will also remain in place.

Please find more information about the permissible number of items and lending periods at:




  • Current lending periods must be renewed automatically. Exception: Works that have been reserved must be returned on time!
  • Interlibrary loan items must also be returned on time!


In view of the frequent automatic renewals, we kindly ask you to return any items that you have had on loan for a longer period of time as soon as possible, so that others may access them!!


If you have any questions, please contact us Mo-Fr from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

Phone: +43 463 2700 9580
E-mail: schalter [dot] bibliothek [at] aau [dot] at

COVID-19 – News from the library

We would like to inform you about the following changes concerning the University Library in the context of the renewed lockdown:

  • The library and its reading rooms will remain open: Mon-Fri: 08:30-16:00
  • 24h-hour library operations are suspended until further notice
  • The full range of services is available (borrowing, interlibrary loans, etc.).


Continued valid: prevention measures for the winter semester 2020/21

We would like to remind you to make greater use of the library’s digital resources during the coming weeks.

Make sure, however, that the proxy server settings are configured correctly for off-campus use.


Please refer to our website for all the latest information:


We are available to answer your questions, Mon-Fri from 08:00-16:00:

Phone: +43 463 2700 9580,
E-mail: schalter [dot] bibliothek [at] aau [dot] at


Keep well,

your team at University Library Klagenfurt