Library

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Here you may learn everything about loaning, how to renew media or reserve loaned media. If a book is not in stock, you may order it with the request form. If you need more special references for your thesis or a project that is not available in Aalen, you may order it by interlibrary loaning.

Order request form - we order for you

Log in at ‘My account’:

  • to view the deadlines of loaned items and to renew them, if necessary
  • to view present reservations and to delete them, if necessary
  • to retrieve the current state of the account fee

Please, print an account statement as your evidence of renewals and check the deadlines exactly!

Complaints are possible only if this account statement is presented!


  • Students do not need to register. Please, bring your student ID card for every loaning.
  • Other university members can personally log in in the library during the core hours or any time online about the Online Catalogue. Click on the 'Not registered?'' button in ‘My account’.
  • The standard loaning period is 28 days, journals and learning locker keys may be loaned for 14 days. Staff and professors enjoy a standard loaning period of 56 days.
  • Media marked 'nicht entleihbar' may only be used in the house.
  • 2 days before your deadline, you will be reminded by e-mail to your university e-mail address.
  • Unless the media is otherwise reserved, up to 6 renewals are permissible. Renewals can be applied for by mail bibliothek@hs-aalen.de or phone to  07361-576-4805, or you do it yourself using the ‘My Account’ function in our Online Catalogue.
  • Loaned books can be reserved so that the current loaner cannot renew them again. You will be informed by e-mail as soon as these media are available.
  • If media are returned too late, an overdue fine will be due.
  • The 1st reminder is sent by e-mail (Studmail). Further reminders will follow by post.
  • The 1st reminder will be charged with 1.50 €/media, the 2nd reminder with 5 €/media, every other reminder with 10.00 €/media.
  • Reminders are sent once per week.
  • If the demanded media have not been returned after the 4th reminder, a spare copy will be purchased at the user's expenses.
  • In our Online Catalogue you will find not only our printed collection but also a huge number of e-books and e-journals.
  • Our database information system (DBIS) links to many databases. Here you may find articles, congressional reports, standards, patents …
  • Your professor has recommended a book that is not in stock at the library? Request it by our order request form on our homepage.
  • You need references for a project work that we do not have in stock? Use interlibrary loaning to order books for 1.50 €/book from other libraries
  • Registration as external customer costs 10 €.
  • Personal registration is possible during the core hours. Please, bring your ID card.
  • Online registration is possible any time: use the Online Catalogue at My Account with the ‘Not registered?’ button.
  • The standard loaning period is 28 days, journals and learning locker keys may be loaned for 14 days.
  • Media marked 'nicht entleihbar' may only be used in the house.
  • Books not in our stock can be ordered at the owner's expense by interlibrary loaning for 1,50 Euro per item.
  • 2 days before your deadline, you will be reminded by e-mail.
  • Unless media have been otherwise reserved, up to 6 renewals are permissible.
  • Renewals can be applied for by mail bibliothek@hs-aalen.de or phone to  07361-576-4805
    or you do it yourself using the ‘My Account’ function in our Online Catalogue.
  • Loaned books can be reserved so that the current loaner cannot renew them again. You
    will be informed by e-mail as soon as these media are available.
  • If media are returned too late, an overdue fine will be due.
  • The 1st reminder is sent by e-mail. Further reminders will follow by post.
  • The 1st reminder will be charged with 1.50 €/media, the 2nd reminder with 5 €/media, every other reminder with 10.00 €/media
  • Reminders are sent once per week.
  • If the demanded media have not been returned after the 4th reminder, a spare copy will be purchased at the user's expenses.
  • In our Online Catalogue you will find not only our print collection but also a huge number of e-books and e-journals.
  • Our database information system (DBIS) links to many databases. Here you may find articles, congressional reports, standards, patents …
  • On presentation of your library card you may receive a guest account for logging in at one of the computers.
  • Please, note you that you will have access to the digital supply of the University Aalen only in the campus' intranet.
  • Books not available in the library can be ordered from other libraries by interlibrary loaning.
  • For ordering, you need the Online Catalogue.
  • At the ‘InterlibraryLoan Books/Media’ item you may research in library catalogues all over Germany.
  • Please, always check before ordering whether and how many libraries have your item in stock. Use the ‘Source’ item.
  • Make sure that the desired media can indeed be loaned from the libraries and that it is not in the reference library or has been ordered only (state: bestellt, im Geschäftsgang). 
  • The more libraries have the desired media available, the faster it will be delivered.
  • E-books cannot be ordered by interlibrary loaning. Check whether the access is free (Open-VPN required). If not, try to order the printed edition.
  • Articles can be also ordered by interlibrary loaning - only the proper copies are
    delivered. You may keep these.
  • Whole journals cannot be ordered by interlibrary loaning.
  • Ordering requires the  Online Catalogue, item ‘InterlibraryLoanArticles’.
  • Look for the journal. Usually you will find an e-journal next to the printed edition.
  • Check whether we have access to the electronic full text of the article, using the ejournal
    and the ‘Source’ link.
  • The colour indicator system (green-yellow-red) of the Electronic Journals Library
    indicates whether and which volumes are released for us.
  • If the volumes are not released for the Aalen University, trigger interlibrary loaning either
    from the printed edition or from the e-journal, depending on how the required volume is
    available.
  • You will receive an empty order form in which you can enter more data on the article
    (title and author of the article, journal number, volume, page number and year).
  • Ordering is charged with 1.50 euros per media.
  • This fee is also due if the media cannot be delivered.
  • Additional costs originate for copies of more than 30 pages ordered and for orders from abroad.
  • Loss of the interlibrary loaning data carrier will be charged with 2.50 euros.
  • If a book from interlibrary loaning is returned too late, the standard fine will be due.
  • Depending on how many libraries have the requested item available, it may arrive at thelibrary within 1-2 weeks.
  • Articles from journals are usually faster delivered.
  • As soon as an item of interlibrary loaning arrives at the library, you will receive an e-mailnotification, students will get it at their Studmail address.
  • The fee shall be paid cash upon retrieving.
  • Students may settle the fees by their course of studies.
  • There is also a cost acceptance form to be filled, signed and submitted upon retrievingthe media.
  • Normally you may loan books for 4 weeks.
  • Up to 2 additional renewals are possible under reservation.
  •  Find more on the data carrier in the respective book.
  • You will be informed by e-mail if a renewal is rejected.
  • TIB portal - supply of the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology: Research in technical or scientific professional information and quick delivery of documents (standards!), electronic or printed. Please, read more about the fees here .


  • Subito - a quick and easy service of the libraries that delivers copies of articles to the customers and supports the loaning of books. Please, read more about the fees here.


We may order the references you desire for the special conditions our library enjoys.

Your contact in the library silke.egelhof@hs-aalen.de