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New to the library? 4. Library Catalog

The library catalog allows you to take a look at the library’s holdings from anywhere. Here you will find the printed media with their location as well as our digital offer, such as licensed e-books, journals, articles and open access publications.

The library catalog shows you,

  • whether the book you are looking for is in the library’s possession,
  • where a book is located in the reading rooms,
  • whether a book is currently available,
  • whether a book is on loan and until when.

In addition, you can use the library catalog to:

  • Request books from the closed stacks free of charge by clicking on the “Order” button,
  • reserve borrowed books (free of charge),
  • borrow books that we do not have in stock via interlibrary loan from another library in Germany,
  • access digital media directly (only for TU members)

You can start a search in the catalog via the search slot on the homepage, in which you enter e.g.:

  • keywords of a book title and the author’s last name or
  • keywords related to a specific topic.

Using the drop-down menu in front of the search slot (“All fields”), you can already narrow down your search in advance, for example, if you are looking for a specific title, journal title or author. You can then further refine your results by using the filter options on the right-hand side.

If these options are not enough for your search, you can find more tips for catalog searches here.

Screenshot einer Suche im Bibliothekskaralog
Screenshot of the library catalog
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