The Ilmenau University Library

... is the largest technical library in Thuringia and as an operational unit is assigned to the Technische Universität (TU) Ilmenau. Its primary task is to provide the university with literature and information for study, research and teaching. In addition, it is available throughout Germany to all citizens, public institutions, commercial enterprises and research institutes for scientific and professional purposes as well as for training and further education.

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Find & Use

The basis for access to knowledge is good research. The University Library offers a wide range of databases with and without direct access to the full texts. Find & Use

Learning & Working

We will explain everything about lending and using books and other media and where to find them in our library. Read and work on site or borrow. We have enough space for you, even if you want to exchange and discuss in groups or work in peace. Discover the UB for yourself! Learning & Working

Research & Publish

Here you will find our services to support you in your research and publication processes. Do you have questions about publication lists from the University Bibliography, the handling of Research Data, Open Access as well as publishing electronically or in the Universitätsverlag Ilmenau? Then you have come to the right place. Research & Publishing

Open Access Policy of the TU Ilmenau


Ilmenau University Library
Langewiesener Str. 37 (Leibnizbau)
98693 Ilmenau Contact

+49 3677 69-4531

+49 170 7057255

Opening hours

Opening hours

Monday to Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(Booking as well as use of group workrooms/carrels and daily lending of accessories such as baskets, pens, cables possible on site during opening hours)

Service (Information/Circulation desk)

Monday to Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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