UB Braunschweig / Access


To register, use the online registration form. The Circulation Desk is available for any questions you have concerning your TUcard or your library card.

You are welcome to register if you are
  • a student at TU Braunschweig
  • a member of TU Braunschweig
  • over 16 years of age with permanent residence
  • 15 or 16 years old and provide the consent form
After registering, you can pick up your library card at the Circulation Desk (Mo-Fr 9:00 - 19:00, Sa 10:00 - 14:00).

  • a valid Identity Card or
  • a valid passport and certificate of residence or residence permit with a valid address
  • for students of TU Braunschweig: a valid TUcard
  • for students of HBK and Ostfalia: a valid student ID
  • for staff members: a valid work certificate if not listed in university catalogue
  • fee: 5 EUR, if you are not a student of TU Braunschweig
By registering, you accept the terms of use of the University Library.

Period of validity / membership
Generally, library cards are valid for one year and can be extended free of charge by applying at the Circulaton Desk in person with all the valid documents (see above).

Change of address
Please report any changes of address to the Circulation Desk as soon as possible via email to ub-leihstelle@tu-braunschweig.de.

Loss of library card
In your own best interest, please report any loss of your library card to the Circulation Desk as soon as possible. At your request, a new library card can be issued (fee: 5 EUR).

Loss of TUcard
Please report the loss of your TUcard to the Studienservice-Center or, outside of opening hours, to the University Library.



My Account & BibApp
You can use your account to see your checked out items, reserved books (recalls), interlibrary loans and fees. Additionally, you can renew a loan and save literature lists.
Please use your library card number and password as login data.

The library also offers an app for smartphones and tablets. The BibApp is available for free for iOS (Version 6.0 and newer) via iTunes and Android via the Google Playstore (search for bibapp tu bs):
Get it on Google Play
BibApp offers:
  • Research in the catalogue of the University library, availability display, ordering of media
  • Research in the catalogue of the Common Library Network (GBV)
  • Administration of your user account: Renewals and fee review
  • Creating reservations of books and watch lists



Borrowing, Returning, Renewing, Fees
Publications from closed stacks can be ordered via the catalogue. They will be available to you at the Circulation Desk after 10-30 min till the next day the library is open.

Loan Periods
Short term loan: 2 weeks
Normal term loan: 3 weeks
Textbooks: 4 weeks
Loans can be renewed up to 5 times
via your account in the catalogue.

Interlibrary loans: about 3-4 weeks
Interlibrary loans cannot be renewed
via the catalogue.
Please send your application for
renewal to the Circulation Desk

before the loan is due.

Reserved publications
You can reserve a publication which is on loan right now via the cataloge.
As soon as the publication is available, this will be indicated in your account and you will be contacted by email or post (notification by email is free of charge, notification via post costs 0.70 EUR).
Reserved publications can be picked up at the Circulation Desk for 5 opening days.

You can return books to the Circulation Desk or to the self-check terminal when the Circulation Desk is closed. Fees (in German) can be paid at the Circulation Desk.
Returns by post to the Circulation Desk are possible at your own risk. Relevant is the date of arrival at the Circulation Desk.

Universitätsbibliothek Braunschweig
Universitätsplatz 1
38106 Braunschweig



Access to Online Ressources (VPN, Shibbolteth) – E-Books
If you are a member of TU Braunschweig want to use our electronic media from your device, you have to connect to it via the TU network. This is possible from all stationary PCs and all mobile devices with Wi-Fi access to the TU network (eduroam).
When you are on the road or at home, you can do this via Virtual Private Network (VPN). For the publishers SpringerNature, DeGruyter, IEEE and shortly Wiley you have the possibility to log in via Shibboleth with your TU-ID. VPN is no longer necessary.

Virtual Private Network VPN
To access electronic media from home or on the road, you need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on your device. You must be a member of TU Braunschweig. Instructions for setting up a VPN can be found here.

To access the licensed content of the University Library from home or on the road, you have two options: Either you can use the VPN access mentioned above, for which you have to install special software, or you can use the Shibboleth service. All you need to use this service is your standard login data from the GITZ. For more information about Shibboleth and the supported publishers, please have a look at our blog post (in German).

E-Books are accessible via TU network and VPN access. Depending on the publisher, you can download individual chapters and/or entire e-books and print them out. E-books do not have to be "borrowed". Copies (e.g. copies, downloads) are only permitted of single chapters or pages and only for your own scientific use. No passing on to third parties.



Interlibrary Loans
If a publication you need is not available in Braunschweig, you can order it via interlibrary loan. To do this you have to be registered at the University Library and have a GBV online interlibrary account (which you can open at the Circulation Desk).