The university library is one of Dresden University of Applied Sciences’ central institutions. It mainly provides a public scientific library for studying, teaching, and research, but it is also available to the citizens of Saxony for their professional and general further education. Use of the library is free of charge.
Numerous monographs, study guides, dissertations, audio-visual media, and other printed media concerning all of the technical disciplines taught at the university are available to visitors, and they may all be researched via catalogue. Numerous databases involving different areas of knowledge and electronic magazines and books complete the selection. Freely accessible services licensed for the university are only completely available on university premises. Login takes place via VPN at the library's publicly accessible PCs.
The majority of printed media may be borrowed from the central library on a self-serve basis and may be returned via an external terminal, independent of opening hours. A large number of comfortable reading areas, study cabins, and group work rooms are also available in this pleasant environment. A branch of the library in Dresden-Pillnitz features literature for students and instructors of the faculty of agriculture/land management.
The inventory of the library at the university and the contents of all other universities and colleges in Saxony have been recorded by the South-West-German Library Association (Südwestdeutscher Bibliotheksverband). The "Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue" is available here for researching all other national and international organisations. Users may also access a number of bookstore catalogues.
Diploma, bachelor's, and master's theses are recorded at the university in the graduate work catalogue by title. These papers are normally stored for five years by the corresponding faculty. Full copies of university magazines may be researched via Saxony's document and publication server "Qucosa".
User-friendliness is the main focus of the library. Please contact the library staff if you have any questions or are experiencing difficulties. We're happy to help!