Lending and fees

Borrowing and downloading media is free of charge. Fees are only charged for exceeding deadlines.

Search and order print media via our search portal BibSearch. For borrowing you need a valid Library card.

You can reservemedia that have already been borrowed, and we will notify you by e-mail as soon as the item is returned.

You can book media from the open access area yourself or borrow them at the counter.

Media ordered from the stacks are available for collection for seven days. Please do not forget to check out the media at the self-check-out machine or at the counter.

Select your desired pick-up location when ordering via BibSearch.

We deliver twice a day to our seven Locations in theInnsbruck city area and to our central depot in Mutters. We also deliver literature to the Institutes of Sports Science and Botany, the University of Education Innsbruck (once a week), the study programme "Economics, Health and Sports Tourism" in Landeck (once a week) and the Institute of Limnology at Lake Mondsee. Delivery is free of charge.

Please note that only two renewals per loan are possible until the due date. You can only renew a work if it is neither overdue nor earmarked and your loan account has no holds or charges over four euros.

After logging in to BibSearch, please go to your name in the top right-hand corner and then to Library Account. Your loans and the possibility of renewal will be displayed.

Students and private individuals:

  • Open access: 2 weeks (2x renewable)
  • Magazine: 1 month (2x renewable)
  • Max. number of loans: 50

Students working on a Master's thesis or dissertation:

  • the loan periods are automatically imported as soon as the thesis has been submitted to the Examinations Office.
  • Open access area: 1 month (2x extendable)
  • Magazine: 3 months (2x extendable)
  • Max. number of loans: 100

University staff:

  • Loan period*: 3 months
  • Max. number of loans: 200

* The loan period is automatically extended by 3 months if no reservation is made by another person (up to a maximum of 2 years). The automatic renewal takes place 10 days before the due date. You will be notified of the due date of the work in good time by e-mail.

The provision applies to media borrowed after the changeover (22.11.2022).

Please always return borrowed items on time, otherwise fees will be charged:

  • Borrowed media can be returned regardless of location.
  • Depending on the Library this is possible at the self-checkout or return machines or directly at the counter.
  • You will receive a reminder e-mail before the return deadline. This is merely a service to which there is no legal entitlement.

Fee schedule

If the return deadline is exceeded, fees will be charged and your library account will be blocked.

You can settle outstanding fees

  • at the automatic pay stations or self check machines in cash or with EC card
  • or by bank transfer to our account. Please note: In the case of a bank transfer, it may take several days for the payment to appear in your library account.

Hypo Tirol Bank AG: IBAN: AT16 5700 0210 1113 0640, BIC: HYPTAT22
Reason for payment: KE151281

Reminder fees

  • 1st reminder per item (1st day after due date): € 2,00
  • 2nd reminder per item (8th day after due date): € 4,00
  • 3rd reminder per item (15th day after due date): € 8,00

Daily fee (incl. lockers): Per day and medium from 1st day of due date: € 0,50

Contact and contact persons: Gülcan Falbesoner and Andrea Kröll +43 512 507 2412ulb-kundenservice@uibk.ac.at

Interlibrary loan is a chargeable service for obtaining literature that is not available in Innsbruck:

We are happy to order media that are not available in Innsbruck for you via interlibrary loan. Log in to BibSearchfill in the form "Interlibrary loan" and send the order.

We will inform you by e-mail as soon as the order has arrived at the main library. The delivery time varies from case to case, as it depends on the giving library. An approximate guideline is the period of 2 weeks.

The loan period for interlibrary loans from depends on the individual supplier libraries. As a rule, it is four weeks (calculated from the date of arrival at the ULB Tirol). Longer borrowing periods of researchers, lecturers or master students and doctoral candidates have no influence on this.

In certain cases, e.g. in the case of frequently used literature or periodical volumes, the loan period may also be shorter or only use in the Historical Reading Room of the main library may be permitted. An extension of interlibrary loans is not possible.


  • Book domestic: 4,00 Euro
  • Book abroad: 14,00 Euro
  • Copies domestic 1-20 pages (further pages according to expenditure): 5,00 Euro
  • Copies abroad 1-20 pages (further pages according to expenditure): 7,00 Euro

Contact and contact persons: Interlibrary Loan Main Library, Innrain 52f, ground floor
Manfred Assmayr and Helmuth Gröbmer, +43 512 507 2411, ulb-kundenservice@uibk.ac.at

If your e-mail address is stored in the lending system, we will inform you by e-mail

  • as soon as ordered items have arrived and are ready for you to pick up.
  • if your ordered media have been ready for some time so that you can collect them before they are returned to the stacks.
  • about the status of the media you have borrowed before the end of the loan period.
  • about media from the waiting list that are ready for you.
  • about interlibrary loans that have arrived for you.

If you have not yet informed us of your e-mail address, you can do this in BibSearch to do so. You will find the entry option after registration under "Library account" and "Personal details".

Contact: Customer service: +43 512 507 2410, ulb-kundenservice@uibk.ac.at

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