Library’s opening hours & borrowing during the easter break 20223/in News university library/by Georg Klutz
From April 03–Apr 16, 2023 the following opening hours apply:
Mon–Fri: 8:30 am–16:00 pm
Good Friday & Easter Monday: closed
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.
A maximum of 6 items may be checked out from the open access area, starting Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Items must be returned by Wednesday, April 19, 2023.
New: ORF-Archive database – research access point/in News university library/by Georg Klutz
ORF (the Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation) is opening its archives for scientific and academic purposes. The user interface mARCo makes access to the ORF’s archive database possible.
Students and teachers of Klagenfurt University can access ORF broadcasting since 1955 (TV and radio) and discover broadcast documentation and viewing media like keyframes and preview videos.
With more than 750,000 hours of programme from TV and radio, the ORF archives provide a central data collection of Austrian and global contemporary history for study, scientific, academic and teaching purposes.
Prior registration to mARCo is mandatory.
Please contact the University Library’s information desk:
Tel.: ++43(0) 463 2700 9589
E-Mail: info [dot] bibliothek [at] aau [dot] at
study&relax@ubk/in News university library/by Georg Klutz
You are open-minded, communicative, love comfortable studying or team work and want to have all the necessary books right next to you? Then you’re spot on!
We have redesigned our large reading room on level 2 (Z.2.10) and offer, from 7. 11. 2022 onwards, a centrally-located room free for you to use:
There, you will find a meeting and communication area for group projects, private get-togethers, relaxed breaks and whatever else you can think of!
One non-rest area – many chances:
- chat & chill
- gather & play
- read & write
- or simply meet & relax
As of 7. 11. 2022, our motto is: DON’T shut up and sit down!
Get together, chat, eat, drink, study or just get comfortable in a relaxed atmosphere – and all this with a certain something: more than one million items for study purposes, job and life within your reach!
For larger activities (games evening, reading group, tutorials, poetry slams, stand-up theatre, aso) please contact our information desk on level 3 or send us an email at info [dot] bibliothek [at] aau [dot] at with your plans so that we can book the area for you.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Please don’t forget that lockers are obligatory!
Building site in reading room on level 3 (noise disturbance)/in News university library/by Georg Klutz
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/in News university library/by Georg Klutz
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/in News university library/by Georg Klutz
The university library will return to regular operations from the start of the summer semester 2022.
The following semester opening hours apply:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 7 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm
Registered users can use the 24-hour library services.
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 https://www.aau.at/en/corona
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:
However, please note: Books held in the reading rooms (“open access collection” etc.) can NO LONGER be reserved via the search engine as of 1 March 2022, as you can once again retrieve them personally from the shelves.
End of special library lending:
- The deadlines for works currently on loan to you remain valid.
- Starting on 1 March 2022, the conditions for borrowing works from the open access collection (reading rooms) will change for students and external users as part of a test phase: You can borrow up to 3 works from the open access collection for 30 days (without the option to extend).
- Works held elsewhere (e.g. in the closed stacks) can be borrowed as usual. The borrowing conditions for persons with extended borrowing rights also remain in place. For information on quantities and borrowing periods, please visit: https://www.aau.at/en/university-library-klagenfurt/use-and-service/borrowing-2/#conditions
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!/in News university library/by Georg Klutz
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.
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:
You can also use BrowZine on mobile devices (smartphone, tablet, etc.):
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.
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.
Requirement to use lockers from 14.03.2022/in News university library/by Georg Klutz
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.
Update: comeback of the 24-hour library!/in News university library/by Georg Klutz
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. (https://campus.aau.at)
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
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
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
+43 463 2700
uni [at] aau [dot] at