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The FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences has established libraries at four locations in Aachen and in Jülich. There you will find study literature, scholarly journals, newspapers, specialised databases and collections of standards, reading rooms, Internet access and friendly, professional advice.
You can find the media in the Online Catalogue OPAC .
Further Information :
The library of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences is a one-tier library system with one administration and four branch libraries.
After registration you get a library card. You can borrow books and other media from all branch libraries. You can order media of another branch library to your "home branch library".
Bayernallee 9 - Room 00111- D-52066 Aachen - Germany
Phone: +49.241.6009 51104
Fax : +49.241.6009 52287
How to get there [German only]
Collection: 37,000 volumes, 136 print journals and other periodicals
Reading room with 54 seats, 16 computers for general use, scanner and photocopier available.
Special features: Collection of 19th century portfolio editions, use on request.
A tour of the FH Aachen branch library Bayernallee on YouTube: http://youtu.be/ywWu_9sKUg
Eupener Str. 70, Room E011 - D-52066 Aachen - Germany
Phone.: +49.241.6009 52050
Fax: +49.241.6009 52287
How to get there
Main emphasis of the collection: Mathematics, electrical engineering, data processing and communications engineering, mechanical engineering, construction design, industrial engineering, aircraft construction, driving gear construction, aerospace technology
Collection: 65,000 volumes, 259 print journals and other periodicals
Reading Room with 98 seats, 25 computers for general use available, printing station and scanner; Self-Service Station
A tour of the FH Aachen branch library Eupener Str. on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOvuow--t3E
Boxgraben 100, Room 02103 - D-52064 Aachen - Germany
Phone: +49.241.6009 51507 -
Fax : +49.241.6009 52287 -
How to get there [German only]
Main emphasis of the collection: Product design, interior design, photography, graphic and media design, typography, cultural history, arts
Collection: 20,000 volumes, 63 print journals and other periodicals
Reading room with 22 seats, 4 computers for general use and scanner, printing station available. Watching of films on DVD is possible as well.
A tour of the branch library on YouTube [in German] : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7OnAk9hKc
Heinrich-Mußmann-Str. 3 - Auditorium Room A 101 - 52428 Jülich - Germany
Phone.: +49.241.6009 53414
How to get there [German only]
Collection: about 50,000 Volumes, 65 print Journals and other periodicals
Reading room: 156 seats, 29 computers for general use, printing station, scanner and copier available
Special features: Diploma theses, self-service checkout
A tour of the branch library Jülich on YouTube: https://youtu.be/k3GzdPHWG-s [German only]
You can use your library card/FH Karte to borrow media in all branch libraries of the FH Aachen, to order media from other branch libraries to the one you are frequenting, to place holds on currently unavailable books, to check your account and to extend loan periods.
Logging on to your library account and borrowing media at the self-service check-out machine requires a password. The default password is your date of birth in the form DayDayMonthMonth. Your user number is displayed below the barcode of your library card or above the barcode of your FH Karte.
Each initial library card is free of charge. For a replacement card, the library charges an administration fee of 10.00 EUR. Please notify the library staff immediately if you have lost your library card. Your account will then be locked until your card has been found or replaced. Should you require a replacement FH Karte, you can order it – also subject to a certain charge - using the "Services" (https://services.fh-aachen.de/?language=en) page. Once you have locked your FH Karte, it can only be unlocked again by the staff of the "Services" team.
Members of the FH Aachen, students of the RWTH Aachen and interested residents of the Aachen-Jülich region may borrow media. You have to register before you using the four branch libraries. [Please see Registration]
As a general rule, loans are free of charge. Fees will be charged if items are overdue - irrespective of a reminder -
Please also see Extended Loan Period for Graduates
Please see also Library Card
The regular loan period for media is four weeks, two weeks for journals. For frequently used works, the library may determine a shorter loan period, cf. § 10 Verwaltungs- und Benutzungsordnung (Library Regulations).
Please always observe the due date stated on your loan receipt! Only the due date stated on this receipt is binding!
You can renew the loan period up to four times, for four weeks at a time. Renewal does not happen automatically! You can apply for renewal in person, by phone or online, however, not by e-mail.
After the fourth renewal, the books have to be presented in the library.
Please note that fees are charged when an item is overdue.
As a general rule, the use of the library is free of charge.
However, you have to reimburse costs for copies, postage etc.
These regulations define for which services fees will be charged, and up to what amount.
01-10 days: 2 Euro per item
11-20 days: 5 Euro per item
21-30 days: 10 Euro per item
31-40 days: 20 Euro per item
from the 41st day: 20 Euro + 25 Euro charge + Cost of replacement.
Our bank account information for the payment of fees:
Recipient: FH Aachen
IBAN: DE11 3905 0000 1070 8591 43
Line 1: #User Number#
Line 2: #First Name# #Last Name#
01-10 calendar days: 2 Euro per item
11-20 calendar days: 5 Euro per item
21-30 calendar days: 10 Euro per item
31-40 calendar days: 20 Euro per item
from the 41st calendar day: 20 Euro + 25 Euro charge + Cost of replacement.
Gebühren- und Entgeltordnung (Scale of Fees and Charges) [PDF, German only]
At the request of the user, and as an exception, incurred fees may be reduced or waived if, in a particular case, charging would result in unusual hardship. (According to § 10,2 of the Gebühren- und Entgeltordnung der Hochschulbibliothek der FH Aachen)
Sending e-mail reminders is an additional service of the library which is supplied without liability. Overdue items will incur fines, payable upon the expiration of the loan period - irrespective of a reminder. Changes to your e-mail address are your sole responsibility.
If, at any time, you do not receive a reminder e-mail, this does not constitute cause for a reduction of overdue fines, should they arise.
Please address all questions with regard to media circulation (borrowing or renewing items) to your branch library or use online renewal .
+49.241.6009-52050 Eupener Str.
+49.241.6009-52056 Fees and reminders
+49.241.6009-52067 Library management Mrs. Andrea Stuehn
The library offers a comprehensive training programme that will accompany you throughout your entire course of study.
Just take a look at our short film on YouTube "Lost in information? - Your library will help you!" [German only]. http://youtu.be/OBhsAxGfiiw
Help and Training
Offer for Teaching Staff
Interested? Contact us! [contact form]
+ at your library
+ by phone: +49.241.6009-52057
+ by e-mail: bibliothek(at)fh-aachen.de