Working with devices in the UB: PCs, WLAN, multifunctional devices, USB sticks & Co.
The UB offers various devices for use. Information on their use can be found in the listed areas.
There are several multifunction devices for copying, printing and scanning available in the Main Library. The devices are located in rooms 1080, 2130 and 3140.
To use the multifunctional devices, you need a thoska of the TU Ilmenau, which is charged with at least 0,50 €.
Two book scanners are available in the main library. The devices are located in rooms 1080 and 2130.
You do not need a thoska or other card to use the book scanners. The use of the book scanners is free of charge. You can only save the documents directly to your USB stick in PDF, TIFF or JPEG format.
For more information on "Copy, Print, Scan", see the FAQs.
The user computers are switched on by pressing a key or clicking the mouse. Then you have to log in as a university member or as a guest. You then have a Windows desktop with a web browser at your disposal. University members still have access to their home directory and Office programmes. It is possible to use USB sticks.
It is possible to print from all of the above applications. You must be logged in with the university login. However, with the guest login it is possible to save files to a USB stick. In order to save something to a USB stick, it must always be connected before calling up the application. If this is forgotten, the application must be closed, the USB stick connected and the application restarted.
At the workstations with computers, there is a USB socket on the connector strip to which the USB stick can be connected.
This has no function at the desks without computers.
The network sockets in the desks are currently not wired. At the desks with computers, they will not have any function in the future either. At the tables without computers, the network sockets are configured as public network sockets so that the user's own laptop can be connected there. You will find information on public network sockets further down on this website.
In the UB, the WLAN network "eduroam" is available.
Members of the TU Ilmenau can find information about the configuration on the service pages of the University Computer Center at:
For automated configuration we recommend the "eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool" https://cat.eduroam.org/?idp=5235.
Or one of these instructions:
Public network sockets are available in the main library in the Leibniz Building in the carrels and in the reading area at the places where there are no computers or where the network sockets are not marked with red dots.
A suitable network cable is required for connection. A limited number of such cables can be borrowed from the counter in the main library.
Instructions for the eduroam Windows configuration:
VPN access to licensed e-books, online databases, electronic journals and the GVK union catalogue.
Access via VPN is only relevant if you are not in the TU Ilmenau network.
If you then have a permanent internet connection (e.g. DSL), you must open a VPN connection to the TU Ilmenau. In addition, all your internet traffic must be routed through the TU Ilmenau for the duration of the access. In this case, use the VPN profile "VPN-extern-full" of the UniRZ.
Information on this can be found on the web pages of the University Computer Centre of the TU Ilmenau: https://intranet.tu-ilmenau.de/site/unirz.
If you have opened the VPN connection to the TU Ilmenau with the VPN profile "VPN-extern-full", you should then reload the page from the server and not from the browser cache.
A VPN connection is not required to access free online resources and the GVK.
The registration for the access from outside the IP-address range of the university is done after accessing the respective electronic publication via the catalogue, DBIS or the EZB:
- You are on the start page of the respective publication. The registration is done via the institution TU Ilmenau or Technische Universität Ilmenau. Therefore click on formulations like Institutional Login, Select your region or group or Shibboleth Login.
- Select the TU Ilmenau from the offered list of possible institutions (if necessary preselect German Higher Education and Research or Germany DFN-AAI).
- In the following login mask you have to enter your personal computer center login must be entered.
- The terms and conditions for Shibboleth will be displayed during the first login. which you have to accept. Subsequently, the first time you log on to a a provider, a note on the transferred data (digital ID card) is displayed, which must be confirmed again.
- Once you have successfully logged in, you can now use various electronic publications from different providers can be used without the need to log in again. is necessary. It is sufficient to select the respective institution.
USB sticks can be used at all PCs in the user area of the Main Library and the Curie Library.
To be able to save to the USB stick, it must be formatted with the FAT32 file system.
The USB stick must always be connected before calling up the application.
Das Lesegeräte für Mikrofiches und Mikrofilme befinden sich im UG der Hauptbibliothek. Zur Nutzung des Gerätes melden Sie sich bitte an der Auskunft.
Die Bibliothek bietet Mikrofiche- und Mikrofilmrückvergrößerungen an. Wenden Sie sich bitte an die Auskunft. Die dafür erhobenen Kosten können Sie dem Kostenverzeichnis (Anlage zur Benutzungsordnung der UB) entnehmen.
The reader for microfiches and microfilms is located in the basement of the main library. To use the machine, please report to the information desk.
The library offers microfiche and microfilm reenactments. Please contact the information desk. The costs charged for this can be found in the Schedule of costs: (Annex to the user rules and user policies for the University).
A special workstation is available for visually impaired users in the main library.
On a PC with an extra-large monitor, screen contents can be displayed in greatly enlarged form using special software. The workstation is also equipped with a camera so that book and magazine pages can be displayed on the screen in enlarged form.