Library at a glance

Two branches:

City Branch: Holzgartenstr. 16, 70174 Stuttgart,  0711 685-82224 (Circulation desk City)

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

Vaihingen Branch: Pfaffenwaldring 55, 70569 Stuttgart,  0711 685-64096 (Circulation desk Vaihingen)

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Sports Science

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - midnight
  • the library ist closed on holidays and on Holy Saturday, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Circulation desk service hours

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

Borrowing books

You can borrow books

  • as a student of the University of Stuttgart using your student ID card ECUS
  • as an employee of the University of Stuttgart. Please acknowledge the terms of use for the University Library in SIAM, afterwords you can get a library card issued at the circulation desks on presentation of a German personal ID or a passport
  • as an external user with a library card: cards are issued at the circulation desks on presentation of a valid German personal ID, eAT chip card (electronic residence permit card) or a passport in combination with a certificate of residency

Logging into the library account

  • Students of the University of Stuttgart: with the student user ID (st...)
  • Employees of the Universtiy of Stuttgart: with the SIAM user ID
  • External users: with the library card ID (ub...)

Password for 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 acitivate your library account by setting a new password. After sucessful activation please shut the browser completely once

Loan periods

  • borrowable items: 1 month
  • reference collection: Some items from the reference collection are available for short term loan over night or the week-end. You can check these items out at the circulation desk:   
  • Monday to Thursday between 4 and 6 p.m. until noon on the next workday 
  • over the week-end until noon on Monday: on Friday between 4 and 6 p.m. or on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3  p.m.

Extending the loan period

  • 3 times at most by 1 month each, not earlier than 10 days before expiry and only if the item is not put on hold by another user

Requesting and putting items on hold

  • search in the catalog and click "order" 

Charges for overdue notices

  • 1st reminder: 1.50 Euro per item
  • 2nd reminder: additional 5.00 Euro per item
  • 3rd reminders and more: additional 10.00 Euro per item


Interlibrary Loan

  • request via catalog, click "Interlibrary search"
  • service fee: 1.50 Euro per request
  • duration up to 2 weeks

Change of address

  • Students of the University of Stuttgart with an electronic student ID card (ECUS) are required to report all name, address or user group changes immediately via the campus management portal C@mpus
  • external users please report changes immediately to the University Library