News from the library

  • 2018/03/21

    Easter Weekend Closing Times 2018

    Please note the different closure times at the various locations.

  • 2018/03/21

    New opening hours and service time from April 3rd, 2018

    As of April 3rd, 2018 the ULB Stadtmitte will open daily at 08:00 a.m. and close at 01:00 a.m.

  • 2018/03/20

    No Deposit on ULB-Baskets

    Starting on Tuesday, 3 April, ULB-baskets can be borrowed for free without any deposit.

  • 2018/03/08

    Online survey: Electronic laboratory book – Quo vadis?

    In a survey on the subject of electronic laboratory books, the research data department at ULB wants to investigate the attitudes of scientists at TU Darmstadt towards the electronic documentation of research findings in the natural and engineering sciences -

  • 2018/03/01

    New Docoral Regulations enter into force at TU Darmstadt

    From publication date on the new Doctoral Regulations are effective without transition period.

    Please note the references of publication of dissertations:

  • 2018/02/28

    Revised copyright regulations for education and research

    The Bundestag (German Parliament) passed a new Copyright Act for the information and knowledge-based society. It provides clarification concerning the use of proprietary works in the digital age and comes into force by 1 March 2018.

  • 2018/02/21

    Fair Play in the Library – Parking Discs against anticipatory Seat Saving


    ULB Stadtmitte and ULB Lichtwiese introduce “parking discs” to secure seats for short breaks only.

  • 2018/02/20

    From 20.02.2018 Citavi 6 is available

    Upgrading to Citavi 6 from a Previous Version:


  • 2018/02/06

    Open access publications of TU9 quick and easy

    A new interface on the joint website of the TU9-universities allows a targeted search for all open access publications of TU9: https://www.tu9.de/forschung/

  • 2018/01/19

    Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports project „OpenIng“

    OpenIng is a project to raise the awareness for open access publication models in the engineering sciences. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports the joint project between the TU Darmstadt and the universities of Braunschweig and Stuttgart with 300000 €.

  • 2018/01/11

    Intermittent restricted entrance to ULB Stadtmitte

    In the exam period from mid January to mid March, in former years usually between 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., the ULB Stadtmitte registers a high increase in visitors. When reaching the maximum number of visitors allowed by the fire authority we are impelled to restrict the access to the library.

  • 2018/01/02

    ULB Lichtwiese: Relocation of information counter and newspaper corner

    At ULB Lichtwiese from now on, you will receive all information and services at one central counter on the ground floor. The newspaper corner is now on the 1st floor in the area of the former information counter.

  • 2017/11/29

    Evaluation of TU students‘ opinion survey 2017

    TU students highly appreciate the digital infrastructure and the services of the ULB: between 80 and 90 percentage of all respondents commend the long opening hours, the wide range of literature offered, the Wifi, and the e-learning-platforms providing learning materials. For more information see TU-Studierendenbefragung 2017

  • 2017/11/21

    Athene-Award for Excellent Teaching

    Athene Preis 2017, Bild: Claus Völker

    ULB librarian Holger Bergmann was awarded the Athene-Award for Excellent Teaching in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. The jury prized his high personal commitment as Head of the Kittler Student Center in the mentoring and assistance of international students. Congratulations to him and all prize winners of this award!

  • 2017/10/30

    Publication commemorating the 450th library anniversary

    Vorschau auf das Cover der Festschrift. Gestaltung: Polynox – Büro für Gestaltung, www.polynox.de

    On 16 November 2017 the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt announces a publication commemorating its 450 years jubilee, including contributions on the history of the library, the city of Darmstadt and the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt.

  • 2017/10/15

    Increase in temperature in building ULB Stadtmitte

    Due to technical problems of the air conditioning the temperatures are higher than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • 2017/10/04

    New Director General of the ULB

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Stäcker was inaugurated as new Director General of the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt. The new Head Librarian, a pioneer in digitization in Germany, was formerly Deputy Director of the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel.

    See also What’s new at TU?

  • 2017/10/02

    ULB workshops

    ULB events in winter semester:
    Literaturrecherche, Datenbankrecherche, Literaturverwaltung mit Citavi, EndNote und Zotero and more. All courses are held in German. Calendar of events