Building site in reading room on level 3 (noise disturbance)

To protect the reading room and the books on its open shelves from heavy rain, the drains in the ceiling of the reading room (above the bookshelves) have to be secured and insulated. Work in progress between 11.10.2022 and the end of October.

During this time, higher noise levels are to be expected; in addition, certain shelves will not be accessible at short notice.

Please contact the information desk if you need a book from those shelves. Please DON’T enter the closed-off sections! Please DON’T cross the barriers!

Thank you for your understanding.


For questions, contact us during the loan desk’s regular opening hours.

Tel.: +43 463 2700 9580,
E-Mail: schalter [dot] bibliothek [at] aau [dot] at


Bibliotour – Unibib goes City

The University Library is coming to Klagenfurt – on the book bike! 🚲
Books to go – come and browse, check us out, find what you’ve been looking for and borrow.

We’re turning Klagenfurt’s old town into a library (weather permitting ☀️):

  • Thursday, 15.09.2022, corner Heuplatz/Wiener Gasse (McDonalds) from 10:00 – 14:00 and in Kramergasse (corner Nordsee) from 14:00 – 16:00
  • Monday, 19.09.2022, Alter Platz (Boutique BonBon) from 10:00 – 14:00
    and in Kramergasse (corner Nordsee) from 14:00 – 16:00
  • Thursday, 22.09.2022, corner Postgasse/Neuer Platz (Kärntner Sparkasse) from 10:00 – 14:00

Don’t miss it! Everybody who registers during these three days gets a free library card (valid for one year)!

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