Information for private persons

First information for library users (non-TU-members)

The ULB Darmstadt is the central university library of the University of Technology Darmstadt. Still all books and media can be borrowed and used by private persons. Welcome to the library!

Working and Reading

You can use our services throughout our long opening hours.

If you are interested in historic books or maps, or in our theatre collection or musical collection please contact our staff directly. You'll find the Special Collections at ULB Stadtmitte in the reading room on the 2nd floor. Please note the individual opening hours.

Searching for media

In our catalogues and databases you can search books, media, and other information. Click the Search-tab on our homepage to get an overview.

Borrowing books

To use all our services you need a library card (ULB card). This ticket can be issued instantly and is free of charge.

To request an item from another library through interlibrary loan, you must also register for an interlibrary loan account.

Helpdesk and information

We are happy to help you using the library. Please contact the Central Information desk on the ground floor at ULB Stadtmitte or the Special Information desks on each floor of the library.

Guided tours and workshops

We offer a number of interesting tours and workshops to introduce our services. Have a look!