New library system ALMA – restricted library services, summer 2018.

Klagenfurt University Library changes its library system in summer 2018.
Due to this change, library services are interrupted from August to September.

We kindly ask you to take this information into consideration in your work plans!Borrowing, returning, paying fines, user accounts

The following options are not available:

  • Access to library accounts
  • Borrowing and returning
  • Orders and reservations
  • Inter-library loans

Library catalogue (OPAC) – search engine “surf@ubk”

  • After the system change, the old library catalogue (OPAC) is no longer available.
  • Research in the catalogue and in “surf@ubk” are possible during the system change, though with restrictions. The search engine of the Austrian Union Catalogue is available without restrictions.
  • Existing reservations and your borrowing history cannot be entered into the new system (data protection). Please save your borrowing history and make a note of current reservations.
  • After the system change in mid-September, your account is administrated via “surf@ubk” (log-in via your AAU account).

Use of e-resources & open shelves 

  • Access to e-resources is possible during the system change as usual via DBIS (data base information system) and EZB (electronic journal library).
  • Access to and use of open shelves as well as 24/7 services are possible.

Special borrowing period in summer

To counteract these restrictions, we offer an extended borrowing option: 12.07. – 26.09.2018, 10 items from reading rooms, 20 items from closed access.


Detailed information about these inevitable service restrictions can soon be found on the University Library’s homepage: »

We thank you for your understanding.
Your Klagenfurt University Library team