Service hours are 10 am to 6 pm Monday - Friday and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.
Extended opening hours from 6 am to midnight.
Monday – Sunday apply for University members. Please respect our rules.

If opening hours are temporarily changed, this will be announced on the website.

Identification

A student card of the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt also functions as a library card. For employees, a service card can be used as a library card. Students at the Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt can use their library card at the library of Technische Hochschule.

If you are not a University member, we will be happy to issue you with a library card.

Functionality

With your library card, you can loan media, order media using the inter-library lending system and use the multifunctional devices for copying, printing and scanning at the library at the Technische Hochschule In­golstadt and the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.
The library card is a chip card with a payment function. You can use it, for example, to pay without cash in all of the University restaurants of the Erlangen-Nürnberg Student Union, including Mensa and Cafeteria of the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt.

Library catalog

In the catalog you can find all printed and electronic media held by the library of the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI) and the Eichstätt-Ingolstadt University Library (UB EI-IN).
Printed media have a shelfmark, which indicates the location of a book within a library. All shelfmarks beginning with 9… mean that the title is in the THI. 
You can search for authors, titles or key words, amongst other things.
Furthermore you can find media in the Bavarian Union Catalog as well as some licensed articles in the PRIMO database "Articles & more".

With your library card, you will have access to your own personal library account via the library catalog. In order to register, you need your library card number. This can be found under the barcode on the back of your card. Your initial password is your four-digit date of birth (day and month, e.g. 0104 for the 1st April). After registering, you can look at your account, extend the loan period of your borrowed media or reserve media borrowed by other people. 
You can find more information about the library catalog here.

Interlibrary loan

Media, which are not available in Ingolstadt, can be obtained for free from all over Germany using the interlibrary lending system. A nominal fee is charged for articles (€1.50 per article).

Ordering is possible via the catalog. You can find more information on inter-library loans here.

Databases, e-books und e-journals

Within the library, you can access our electronic offerings. With a USB stick, you can download individual chapters or articles for your own personal use.
Members of the THI can also use our electronic offerings from outside campus  via VPN. Please take note of the license rights.

Daily and weekly newspapers

You can find the following newspapers in the library:
Donaukurier, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Handelsblatt, Die Zeit,
Spiegel and Focus.

Via the database Press Display you have online access to daily newspapers from around the world.

Library as a place of learning

For many, the library is a popular place to learn, study and work together. A diverse, spacious and technical offering supports the wide variety of working situations:
Two reading rooms provide quiet individual workstations and are supplemented by nine group work rooms (one is reservable), two copying rooms with multifunctional devices for printing, scanning and copying, two chill-out areas and research stations; these are also for external members.
Carrels (personal office in the library), caddies (mobile office in the library), PC workstations and a
PC pool with software for the relevant faculty are available to students of the THI.

Is a Caddy available?

Loan periods

Books can be loaned for 4 weeks. University members can extend the loan of every medium that has not been reserved by another user of the library by 4 weeks up to five times via their account in the catalog; external members can do this twice.

Return facilities

You can return media by using the terminals at the information desk or by using the 24/7 return box. It is located on the southern side of the library building near by the main entrance.

Self check-out

In the library, there are two terminals by the main entrance and another terminal by the student entrance, which you can use to loan and return your books by yourself.

Self-collection shelf

Reserved media or inter-library loan orders are ready for collection on the shelves in the lounge area. You have between five and ten working days to collect your media.

Coffee machine

There is a coffee machine in the group work room A008.

Reminders

Unfortunately, we have to issue a reminder (subject to a charge) for media, which are not extended or returned on-time, in accordance with §18 of the General Rules for the Use of Bavarian State Libraries (ABOB). Cost of the 1st reminder: €7.50

CCTV

The student entrance, emergency exits, the self-collection shelf and the ServicePoint area are under video surveillance outside service hours.

Book order form

Have you found a gap in our catalog? Suggest that we purchase a book using the following form.

Research, quotation support

We would be happy to help you with individual questions about research and quotations. Please contact us with three time suggestions for an appointment and what you want to discuss via our form.

Offering for classes

We would be happy to train your class in professional literature research and how to use the library for your topic. If interested, please contact us via our form.

Personal contact

You are more than welcome to go to the two ServicePoints in the library with any questions you may have about media, research, reference management, quotations or questions about all IT services,
WLAN and VPN.

Contact

We would also be happy to help with questions, suggestions and requests in writing here at any time!

Contact

Send us your questions, suggestions and ideas:

Contact form

Registration form for external users

Phone: +49 841 9348 2160


Office Hours:

Service Hours:
Mon - Fri 10 am - 6 pm
Sat 10 am - 2 pm

Members THI:
Mon - Sun 6 am - midnight

Changes to service hours
will be published under News.