After registering, you can pick up your library card at the Circulation Desk (Mo-Fr 9:00 - 19:00, Sa 10:00 - 14:00).
a valid Identity Card or
a valid passport and certificate of residence or residence permit with a valid address
for students of TU Braunschweig: a valid TUcard
for students of HBK and Ostfalia: a valid student ID
for staff members: a valid work certificate if not listed in university catalogue
fee: 5 EUR, if you are not a student of TU Braunschweig
Period of validity / membership Generally, library cards are valid for one year and can be extended free of charge by applying at the Circulaton Desk in person with all the valid documents (see above).
You can use your account to see your checked out items, reserved books (recalls), interlibrary loans and fees. Additionally, you can renew a loan and save literature lists. Please use your library card number and password as login data.
The library also offers an app for smartphones and tablets. The BibApp is available for free for iOS (Version 6.0 and newer) via iTunes and Android via the Google Playstore (search for bibapp tu bs):
Research in the catalogue of the University library, availability display, ordering of media
Research in the catalogue of the Common Library Network (GBV)
Administration of your user account: Renewals and fee review
Orders Publications from closed stacks can be ordered via the catalogue. They will be available to you at the Circulation Desk after 10-30 min till the next day the library is open.
Loan Periods Short term loan: 2 weeks Normal term loan: 3 weeks Textbooks: 4 weeks Loans can be renewed up to 5 times via your account in the catalogue.
Interlibrary loans: about 3-4 weeks. Please note that interlibrary loans cannot be renewed via the catalogue. Please send your application for renewal to the Circulation Desk before the loan is due.
Reserved publications You can reserve a publication which is on loan right now via the cataloge. As soon as the publication is available, this will be indicated in your account and you will be contacted by email or post (notification by email is free of charge, notification via post costs 0.70 EUR). Reserved publications can be picked up at the Circulation Desk for 5 opening days.
Returns You can return books to the Circulation Desk or to the self-check terminal when the Circulation Desk is closed. Fees can be paid at the Circulation Desk. Returns by post to the Circulation Desk are possible at your own risk. Relevant is the date of arrival at the Circulation Desk.
If you are a member of TU Braunschweig want to use our electronic media from your device, you have to connect to it via the TU network. This is possible from all stationary PCs and all mobile devices with Wi-Fi access to the TU network (eduroam). When you are on the road or at home, you can do this via Virtual Private Network (VPN). For the publishers SpringerNature, DeGruyter, IEEE and shortly Wiley you have the possibility to log in via Shibboleth with your TU-ID. VPN is no longer necessary.
Virtual Private Network VPN To access electronic media from home or on the road, you need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on your device. You must be a member of TU Braunschweig. Instructions for setting up a VPN can be found here.
Shibboleth To access the licensed content of the University Library from home or on the road, you have two options: Either you can use the VPN access mentioned above, for which you have to install special software, or you can use the Shibboleth service. All you need to use this service is your standard login data from the GITZ. For more information about Shibboleth and the supported publishers, please have a look at our blog post (in German).
E-Books E-Books are accessible via TU network and VPN access. Depending on the publisher, you can download individual chapters and/or entire e-books and print them out. E-books do not have to be "borrowed". Copies (e.g. copies, downloads) are only permitted of single chapters or pages and only for your own scientific use. No passing on to third parties.
If a publication you need is not available in Braunschweig, you can order it via interlibrary loan. To do this you have to be registered at the University Library and have a GBV online interlibrary account (which you can open at the Circulation Desk).