Working Within the Library

During the opening hours the Library provides many work places within its buildings. The benefits of working in the library are obvious:

  • Availability of printed reference material
  • WiFi availability (only for members of Stuttgart University and members of institutions participating in <eduroam>)
  • Studying and working alone or in small groups in a calm environment
  • Library staff are at hand to help


Seats in the Foyers

Both Library branches provide seating and tables in the foyer to work alone or in small groups. Numerous power sockets are available, the areas are covered by WiFi.

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Work Places in the Reading Rooms

Both Library branches provide work places within the reading rooms. Numerous power sockets are available, considerable parts of the reading rooms are covered by WiFi.

Please note that most reading room users are focused on their work, and maintain silence. For group studying the work places in the foyers or the group study rooms (see below) should be used. Thank you!

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Time-out disks – test phase at the University Library – Vaihingen branch

To avoid long time blocking of workspaces and support fair cooperation we will now be testing, at request of the students, so-called “time-out disks” at the University Library – Vaihingen Branch. The test phase will be running until mid-April 2019. The time-out disks work similar to the known parking disks and are displayed at different spots in the Vaihingen library.

Please use a time-out disk if you want to leave your workspace in the library for a short break.

The following regulations apply to the use of the time-out disks.

  • You can find the time-out disks on the different levels in the reading room.
  • If you want to work in the library, take a disk to your workspace.
  • If you leave the workspace, for a break, to search for literature, to make copies etc., please set the disk to the current time and leave it clearly visible on the table.
  • Maximum break time is 60 minutes.
  • Time-out disks may only be used after 9 a.m.; disks laid out earlier are not valid.
  • Workspaces that have no disk, an expired disk, or a disk set incorrectly can be taken over by other users.
  • Please put the time-out disk back into the designated display stand after use.

If there is no workspace available in the library, you can push material aside or deposit it in a plastic basket next to a table if it has no disk, an expired disk, or a disk set incorrectly. You can then use that workspace. There is no liability for items left at a workspace.

The time-out disks are meant to prevent workspaces being blocked with material for hours, thus not being available to other users.

Please follow those rules for the benefit of all users.

For suggestions or critique please address: pausenscheibe@stuvus.uni-stuttgart.de

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Group Study Rooms

At Vaihingen branch 4 group study rooms are available in the Physics department library (within the reading room) on the 5th floor.

At Stadtmitte branch one group study room is available in the reading room on the 2nd floor.

All rooms are provided with power sockets, they are covered by WiFi.

The rooms cannot be reserved in advance (first come, first serve).

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Individual Study Carrels

At Stadtmitte branch lockable carrels are available. These individual study rooms are fitted with desk, lamp, power sockets and ethernet sockets (StudPlug) and are covered by WiFi.

The carrels can be rented on a monthly basis free of charge. Due to the limited amount of available carrels long waiting periods should be taken into account.

If you are interested, please contact the loans desk at Stadtmitte branch. Tel.: 0711/685-82224

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Lockable Trolleys

At Stadtmitte branch lockable trolleys are available.

These are "shelves on wheels" with lockable covers to store your materials and move around in the reading room.

They can be rented on a monthly base frree of charge. Due to the limited amount of available carrels long waiting periods should be taken into account.

If you are interested, please contact the loans desk at Stadtmitte branch. Tel.: 0711/685-82224

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Study Cubicles

In the reading room at Stadtmitte branch, located on the 2nd floor, a few study cubicles are available. They provide space for undisturbed studies and are covered by WiFi.

hey are not lockable and cannot be reserved in advance (first come, first serve).

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Video Conferencing Room

The Library, Vaihingen branch, provides a video conferencing room for university members. Maximum occupancy is 15 persons. The room is fitted with a Tandberg video conferencing unit and two projectors. For booking please contact the office (Tel.: 0711 685-82222). Further informations are available there.

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