Ilmenau’s University Library is the largest library in Thuringia. Its main task is providing the university with literature and information to aid people in their studies, research and teaching. It also serves the scientific and professional needs of citizens, public institutions, business enterprises and research institutes throughout Germany.
Ilmenau University Library is a member of the Common Library Network (GBV) . and has a stock of approximately 700,000 items and 350 in-print journals. In addition, the Ilmenau University Library has online access to the licenses of around 22,000 electronic journals.
To borrow from the library, you just need a valid library card. This card can be either a thoska+ card or a card issued by the library itself. Using the library and borrowing books is entirely free, although a fee is charged when ordering materials from other libraries (interlibrary loan).