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.



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