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Using resources

Who may use the library's services?

Any EU citizen older than 14 may use the library. To borrow books your principal residence has to be in Austria or you have to be a member or student of a university or college in Austria or abroad). Loan is free of costs, but you need a (free) library card.

Ordering books at the main library

The greater part of the holdings can be borrowed. Books at the main library have to be ordered from the closed stack via uni≡kat.

How to borrow from open access at the locations

At other locations books are usually freely accessible on the shelves but can be reserved online when borrowed by another user. As for the terms of loan, please consult the respective location.

Order journal articles from the remote storage

You may order the desired journal article via uni≡kat, our staff at the remote storage will scan and send it within one work day per email (applies to students & staff of the university of Graz; all other users will have to pick up a printed copy at the main library's loan desk on the next day).

How to use electronic resources

Pleaes note that some resources can be used only on campus because of license restrictions.

On campus of the university of Graz

On campus via WLAN

  • Members of the university of Graz (staff & students) can also access the electronic resources via WLAN on their own laptop.

From home via VPN

Terms of use

For using licensed e-resources such as e-journals, databases and e-books special terms and conditions apply. Please consider the copyright regulations and terms of use posted on the websites of the respective publishing house or editor. Accepting their terms and conditions is required for using e-resources.

  • Access to the full-text is restricted to members of the University of Graz.
  • Full-text articles or chapters may only be printed or saved for personal use or teaching and research purposes.
  • Systematic download of articles, chapters or search results - in particular by using robots - is strictly prohibited. If you do so, access to the publishing house server can be denied to the whole campus.
  • Articles or chapters must not be given to a third party, neither in printed or electronic type.
  • The commercial use of search results is prohibited.
  • Special terms and conditions apply for E-Books on Demand (EOD).


Information desk
Universitätsplatz 3a 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 3118

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