Library at a glance

Two branches:

City branch: Holzgartenstr. 16, 70174 Stuttgart, +49 711 685-82224 (Service Desk City)

  • Architecture, Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics; Science and Technology until 1969

Vaihingen branch: Pfaffenwaldring 55, 70569 Stuttgart, +49 711 685-64096 (Service Desk Vaihingen)

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Sport Science

Opening hours

  • Monday - Friday, 8am - midnight
  • Saturday + Sunday, 10am - midnight
  • The Library ist closed on Holidays, on Holy Saturday, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Service Desk opening hours

  • Monday - Friday,  8am - 6pm
  • Saturday, 10am - 3pm

Borrowing books

Who can borrow books?

  • Students at Stuttgart University, the Student's ID Card ECUS serves as library card.
  • Other persons with a library card.
    Library cards are issued at the loans desks on presentation of a German Personal ID (Personalausweis), an electronic residence permit card or a valid passport together with a certificate of residency (Meldebescheinigung) and a registration form.

Loan periods

  • Items available for regular loan: 1 month
  • Non-circulating collection: Items available, to some extend, for short term loan over night or over the week-end. The loan is possible at the Service Desk in the following time period: Mo - Fr from 4pm to 6pm and on Saturday from 10am to 3pm. The loan period ends on the next day at 12am. In the case of a loan over the week-end, the loan period ends on Monday, 12am.

Renewal of the loan period

  • 3 times for 1 month, not earlier than 10 days before the end of the loan period, provided that the item has not been reserved by another user

Request of items and reserving media currently on loan

  • search in the catalogue and click "order" 

Reminder charges

  • 1st reminder: 1,50 Euro per item
  • 2nd reminder: 5,00 Euro per item, additional to the 1st reminder
  • 3rd & 4th reminder: 10,00 Euro per item, additional to the 1st and 2nd reminder


Inter-library loan

  • Request via catalogue, click "inter-library loan"
  • fee: 1,50 Euro per request
  • duration: up to 2 weeks

Change of address

  • Students of the Stuttgart University: notify the Admissions Office ("Studiensekretariat")
  • Staff or privat persons: notify the loan desk of the University Library