Welcome to the Library


Welcome to all new students! You're starting a new chapter in your life. We wish you much joy, good luck and a successful course of study.

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 :

How to find your library

Branch libraries

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".

Branch Library Architecture and Civil Engineering

Bayernallee 9 - Room 00111- D-52066 Aachen - Germany
Phone: +49.241.6009 51104 
Fax    : +49.241.6009 52287

E-Mail: bibliothek(at)fh-aachen.de 
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

Branch Library Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Aerospace Engineering, Business Studies

Eupener Str. 70, Room E011 - D-52066 Aachen - Germany
Phone.: +49.241.6009 52050
Fax: +49.241.6009 52287 

E-Mail: bibliothek(at)fh-aachen.de 
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

Branch Library Design


Boxgraben 100, Room 02103 - D-52064 Aachen -  Germany
Phone: +49.241.6009 51507 - 
Fax    : +49.241.6009 52287 -

E-Mail: bibliothek(at)fh-aachen.de 
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  

Branch Library Jülich - Chemistry and Biotechnology, Medical Engineering and Technomathematics, Energy Technology


Heinrich-Mußmann-Str. 3 - Auditorium Room A 101 - 52428 Jülich - Germany
Phone.: +49.241.6009 53414 
E-Mail: bibliothek(at)fh-aachen.de 

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]

Library Card

  • Students of the FH Aachen can use their FH Karte as a student identity card, as a library card and as a payment card for the dining halls and cafeterias. 
    Both basic and further information about applications, terms and conditions can be found  in the info sheets "Information about the FH Karte" [PDF] and "Legal Information about the FH Karte" [PDF].
    Former (regular) library cards and account numbers remain valid until the respective FH Karte has been activated.
    Frequently asked questions about the FH Karte will be answered in the section FAQs FH Karte.
  • Staff members and professors of the FH Aachen can choose between filing out a registration form at the circulation desk and applying for a library card online [form]. A few days after the application your library card will be printed and handed out at the circulation desk.



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. 

Borrowing Media

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.

The basis for the collection of fees are the Verwaltungs- und Benutzungsordnung (Administrative Regulations and Terms of Use) of the FH Aachen and the Gebühren- und Entgeltordnung (Scale of Fees and Charges) [both in German only].

These regulations define for which services fees will be charged, and up to what amount.


Overdue Fees

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#



Fees for Overdue Items

Overdue Fees

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]



Fees - Request for Reduction / Waiver of Fees / Respite

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.

Antrag auf Erlass der Säumnisgebühren  [pdf]


Feedback form
Contact form introductory sessions

Please address all questions with regard to media circulation (borrowing or renewing items) to your branch library or use online renewal .

+49.241.6009-52057 Information
+49.241.6009-51104 Bayernallee
+49.241.6009-51507 Boxgraben
+49.241.6009-52050 Eupener Str.
+49.241.6009-53414 Jülich
+49.241.6009-52056 Fees and reminders
+49.241.6009-52067 Library management Mrs. Andrea Stuehn

Introductory Sessions and Training Courses


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

  • Library tours: Get to know the library and how to borrow media
  • Seminar papers: Articles, standards, e-books - with direct access to full texts
  • Individual research training: One on one assistance with your literature research
  • Reference management with Citavi

Offer for Teaching Staff

  • Introductory sessions, specifically for the teaching staff, on how to use the library 
  • We'll train your students to search professionally. Differentiated by academic level and present knowledge, we offer various teaching units that can be integrated into your courses. The content can be customised depending on the subject and individual needs.


Interested? Contact us! [contact form] 

Further information
+ at your library
+ by phone: +49.241.6009-52057 
+ by e-mail: bibliothek(at)fh-aachen.de