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Use of the library

All media can be borrowed free of charge. The following library cards can be used:

  • Student card - University of Liechtenstein
  • Employee identity card - University of Liechtenstein
  • Library card - National Library Liechtenstein
  • Library card of all Swiss libraries using Bibliopass
  • Library or student card of IBH Member Universities

 Read more about using the library here.

Searching documents of the university library holdings

Please consult the complete catalogue Liechtenstein to start your search for documents in the library holdings.

The catalogue shows the location of the book and the item status:

Uni Liechtenstein - Bibliothek
Public area: Simply note down the book number and check the shelves in our library.
Uni Liechtenstein - Magazin
Contact the library staff and ask for the required item, which is located in the books stack, or log on to your user account to put a hold request on the book. The book will be ready for pick up at the library the following day from 10 am.
Uni Liechtenstein - Handbibliothek Institute
These books might be availabe for loan to a limited extent. Please drop by the circulation desk for further information.
Uni Liechtenstein - Archiv
These documents are not available for loan.

Borrowing documents

Lending period
The majority of the library collection can be borrowed for 14 calendar days.

Media from reference holdings, bound journals, loose-leaf editions and books from the temporary reserve collection (Semesterapparat) are excluded from loan.

Print journals are availabel for a single loan of 7 days.

The lending period can be extended five times by two weeks.

Overdue notice
Our team will remind you once (free of charge) of any overdue media. Should you still fail to return the borrowed books, journals, etc. we will charge you as follows:

Reminder (email) - free of charge
1st overdue notice (email) - CHF 5.00 per item
2nd overdue notice (by post) - an additional CHF 10.00 per item
3rd overdue notice (by post) - an additional CHF 15.00 per item
You can reserve books and other media in advance. As soon as the item has been checked in at the circulation desk, you will receive an email.
Further information on our lending policy can be found here.
Terms of use (German only)
Scale of charges and fees (German only)

Interlibrary Loan

This service is only available to members of the University of Liechtenstein.

Ordering documents for loan
You can order books from other libraries of Switzerland via Swissbib.

- 4.00 CHF per item - to be paid upon collection
Delivery period
- 2 to 5 working days
Collection and return
- Circulation desk at the library of the University of Liechtenstein
How to order a book
- Please note the terms of use of the supplier library.
Conditions for interlibrary lending

Document delivery service
In addition, you can order print copies or a pdf version of journal articles from libraries within the Swiss German Information Network (IDS) or through the document delivery service Subito. Document delivery (incl. copyright fee) is dependent on the cost for procuring your document, however, a minimum of 4.00 CHF will be charged. There might arise additional costs when ordering from abroad.

Temporary Reserve Collection (Semesterapparat)

What is a temporary reserve collection?
Reserve collections contain literature on individual lectures throughout a semester. Lecturers can ensure that all students have equal access to these books and other media by placing them on the reference shelf. 
Reserve collection items are excluded from circulation. They remain on reserve for the entire semester and can only be used within the library. For individual documents, however, a short term loan overnight or over the weekend is possible. Please contact the information desk.
Setting up a temporary reserve collection
Lecturers can set up a reserve collection (Semesterapparat) by filling in this form. Please make sure to forward it to our team at least 4 weeks before the semester starts.
Contact for reserve collections: Ekaterina Vardanyan

Current reserve collections (SemApp)
The following links lead you directly to our Library catalogue. You can use them to view the literature list of the desired reserve collection. Documents from other library holdings can be in the reserve collections, but are not displayed in the result lists.

Call number
Course / Module name
SemApp01 Architecture, Globalisation and Heritage Studios Architecture
SemApp02 Architekturgeschichte I Library
SemApp03 Architekturgeschichte III Library
SemApp04 Architekturgeschichte V Library medias from ILL
SemApp05 Grundlagen des Wirtschaftsrechts/Corporate Governance Library
SemApp06 Human Rights Library
SemApp07 Informationssysteme Library
SemApp08 Kunst und kulturelle Praxis: Pierre Bourdieu Library medias from ILL
SemApp09 Mediating Architecture Studios Architecture
SemApp10 Mexico - Landscape: Habitat as an existential basis Studios Architecture
SemApp11 Moderationstraining: Meetings effizient moderieren Library
SemApp12 Process Implementation Library
SemApp13 Scientific Writing Library
SemApp14 Shaping the future Studios Architecture
SemApp15 Technology and Innovation Management Library
SemApp16 Theory and Practice of Culture Library
SemApp17 Studio Venice: Cross-country experiments in architecture Studios Architecture medias from ILL