University Library at a Glance

It has to go fast? Everything essential for borrowing and searching in concise form
[Photo: View from the City Center reading room with window reflections at night]

Addresses & Opening Hours & Service Hours

City Center:

Holzgartenstr. 16, 70174 Stuttgart, +49 711 685-82224 (circulation desk)

Literature on: Architecture, Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics, older literature on the topics of Science and Technology

Vaihingen:

Pfaffenwaldring 55, 70569 Stuttgart, +49 711 685-64096 (circulation desk)

Literature on: Science, Technology, and Sports

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - midnight
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - midnight
The library is closed on holidays and on Holy Saturday, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration & Borrowing

is possible for

  • students of the University of Stuttgart using their student ID card ECUS
  • employees of the University of Stuttgart with an ac-account after acknowledging the University Library's Terms of Use at the SIAM self service. You receive the library card at the circulation desks on producing a German ID or a passport
  • employees of the University of Stuttgart without an ac-account with the library card: you receive the card at the circulation desks on production of the registration form, a valid German ID card or a passport or an eAT chip card (electronic residence permit card) and the confirmation of the status as employee of the University of Stuttgart
  • Private individuals / external users with the library card: you receive the card at the circulation desks on production of the registration form, a valid German ID card or a passport in connection with an official certificate of residence or an eAT chip card (electronic residence permit card)
  • Students of the University of Stuttgart: with the student user ID (generally st…)
  • Employees of the University of Stuttgart: with the SIAM user ID (ac…)
  • Private individuals / external users: with the user code on the library card (ub…)

For private individuals / external users:

The initial password is your date of birth with the prefix ub, ubDD.MM.YYYY (please mind the dots!).
On the first login you activate your library account by setting a new password. After successful activation please shut the browser completely once.

Loan Periods & Renewals & Overdue Notices

Borrowable items from the open shelves, the open or the closed stacks: 1 month

  • checkout at the self-service terminals

Some items from the reference collection are available for short-term loan: 

  • checkout directly at the circulation desks
  • Monday to Thursday between 4 and 6 p.m. until noon on the next workday
  • weekend: Friday between 4 and 6 p.m. or Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. until noon on Monday
  • 3 times by 1 month each
  • not earlier than 10 days before the loan period has expired
  • only if the item is not put on hold by another user
1st overdue notice €1.50 per item
2nd overdue notice €5.00 per item, additionally to the 1st notice
3rd overdue notice €10.00 per item, additionally to the 1st and 2nd notice
4th overdue notice €10.00 per item, additionally to the 1st – 3rd notice

Search & Interlibrary Loan

Request / put on hold: directly in the catalog via “Request / Hold”

  • request via the catalog
  • processing fee €1.50 per request
  • processing time up to 2 weeks

Change of Address

The change has to be reported

  • via the Campus management portal C@mpus if you are a student of the University of Stuttgart
  • to the circulation desks of the University Library if you are a private individual / external user

 

 

Ask a Librarian

 

Information Desk City Center

Holzgartenstraße 16, 70174 Stuttgart

 

Information Desk Vaihingen

Pfaffenwaldring 55, 70569 Stuttgart

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