Important advice!

Due to the upcoming migration of our data to SLSP/swisscovery
following terms and conditions for using our library media
will apply as of March 19, 2024.
Please find detailed information here.

The library is open to members of Liechtenstein University and external users.
Library services are set out in the library regulations.
Terms of use (German only)
Scale of fees & charges (German only)

Borrowing & ordering

The University Library's media holdings can be found in (launched on 18.03.2024, 08:00) using the search profile UNILI Library.
Here you can find out whether the document you are searching for is held in print (Available at) or electronically (Available online) at the University of Liechtenstein (Vaduz).

Media type, media location and access authorization

Ordering options, lending guidelines and access authorization vary depending on the type of media and location of the holdings.

Physical holdings
For each record, displays location and lending policy of the item.

Universität Liechtenstein (Vaduz) Bibliothek
Pick up the medium (book, journal, non-book, etc.) yourself from the shelf in the library (open stack). Please note the call number of the item and follow the shelf markings.
Universität Liechtenstein (Vaduz) - Magazin
oder Magazin Grossformat  (engl. closed stacks)
You can place a hold on the item in the catalog or request it at the lending desk.
Items ordered will be ready for pick-up at the library the following day as of at 10 a.m.
Universität Liechtenstein (Vaduz) - Handbibliothek
 (engl. Research Library)
This item is located in one of the Schools' research libraries and cannot be borrowed.
Universität Liechtenstein (Vaduz) - Archiv  (engl. archive)
This document is not available for loan.
Universität Liechtenstein (Vaduz) - Seminarapparat Architektur  (engl. course reserve collection) 
This is a medium is part of a course reserve collection. It may only be used at the architecture studios and cannot be borrowed.

Electronic titles
Under View online you will find one or more links for full text availability. Only members of the university are generally granted direct online access.

Borrowing documents of the library holdings

Registration and Library card
To borrow media of the library's holdings, you need to register a SWITCH edu-ID and sign up for SLSP/swisscovery.

Besides a University of Liechtenstein student or staff ID card, other library cards entitle you to borrow media.
library card of SLSP/swisscovery (available for free at the lending desk) 
• library card National Library Liechtenstein
• library card BibliOpass
• library or student card of 
IBH Member Universities

Loanable and non-loanable holdings

Borrowing media is free of charge.

Loanable items from the open stacks can be checked out at the Self Check Terminal (library card required) or at the lending desk.
Please note items in the library's open stack which are not on loan cannot be reserved but must be picked up yourself from the shelves.

Hold requests from the closed stacks are available for pick-up at the lending desk for 2 weeks.

No or restricted loan applies to:
• Loose-leaf editions
• Electronic formats of university publications (Bachelor's/Master's theses/dissertations)
• Media in the architecture course reserve collection
• Using  media in the research libraries (ger. Handbibliotheken) must be requested. Please contact the library by e-mail.

Loan periods & renewals
Loan terms vary depending on media type.

• Books have a guaranteed loan period of 28 calendar days. If no reservation has been placed, the loan period is automatically renewed 5 times for
  28 days at a time. After 5 renewals the item has to be returned to the library.
• Journals have a single loan period of 14 days, without renewal.
• Reference works media (red call number label) are available for one-day loans.

Items on loan can be placed on hold in Borrowers will receive a reminder once the regular or guaranteed loan period has expired.

Reminder/Overdue notice
If the items are not returned after a reminder on time you will receive an overdue notice by e-mail/letter post incurring a fee.  
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.

For detailed information on borrowing conditions and fees, please refer to our terms and regulations.

SLSP Courier & Interlibrary Loan  Document Delivery

SLSP-Courier and Interlibrary Loan are library services allowing you to order media and copies from other libraries.
These services are available to all registered library users.

SLSP-Courier - Documents from swisscovery
The SLSP Courier service is carried out by the users themselves after registration in swisscovery. You can order media and copies at swisscovery or swisscovery plus to the UNILI library, or you can pick them up at another SLSP library.
This service is subject to charges. For members of the University of Liechtenstein, SLSP Courier orders with pick-up location UNILI Library are free of charge.
You can find detailed information here (link avaiable as of 20.03.2024).

Interlibrary loan
Interlibrary loan is a service provided by the library on request of users. The library will order media and journal articles for you from libraries in Switzerland and abroad (Europe) which are found neither in swisscovery nor in the holdings of Liechtenstein libraries.

Delivery times & Pick-up location
Delivery times are depending on the supplying library.
• Switzerland: 2-5 working days
• Germany, Austria: 1-2 weeks / rest of Europe: min. 4 weeks

Pick-up and return media
• At the lending desk, where you also pay the interlibrary loan charges.

Interlibrary loan and copy orders are subject to fees. For some orders from abroad, actual costs incurred may be charged.
Special rates apply to members of the University of Liechtenstein.

How to proceed
If the desired book or article is not available in any SLSP library, the document should be searched for in other library catologues.
To ensure that we are able to carry out your interlibrary loan order or document delivery properly, we will require a few details from you.
Please fill in the corresponding form below as detailed as possible (mandatory fields are marked with *).
Interlibrary Loan request form
Document Delivery request form

Detailed information on fees and delivery times, but also on the ordering process can be found in the terms and conditions for interlibrary loan and document delivery.
If you have any questions regarding interlibrary loan (ordering, delivery, renewal, etc.) please contact the staff at the information desk or send an e-mail to

Interlibrary loan services for libraries
Libraries (except FL) may send their orders for media and copies to For shipping we ask for payment by IFLA vouchers.

Learning & Studying

Temporary Course 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 und information for reserve collections:

Reserve collections (Semesterapparat) Architecture
The following links lead you directly to our Library catalogue. You can use them to view the literature list of the desired reserve collection. Media from other library holdings can be listed in the reserve collections. These books are available for use in the library.

The reference books for courses in architecture are located at the studios (west staircase).


Call number
Courses Summer semester 2024
SemApp01Applied Technical Studies 1Studios ArchitecturePrint media
SemApp02Bauen für die KälteStudios ArchitecturePrint and online media 
SemApp03Danuba DeltaStudios ArchitecturePrint and online media 
SemApp04Forschungsmethoden für den ArchitekturentwurfStudios ArchitecturePrint and online media 
SemApp05Geschichte und Theorie der LandschaftsarchitekturStudios ArchitecturePrint and online media 
SemApp06Geschichte und Theorie des StädtebausStudios ArchitecturePrint media
Studios ArchitecturePrint and online media 
SemApp08Technical  report
Studios ArchitecturePrint and online media 
SemApp09UPEND - Architecture TheoryStudios ArchitecturePrint media
SemApp10UPEND - CircularityStudios ArchitecturePrint media
SemApp11UPEND - Housing ManualsStudios ArchitecturePrint media
SemApp12UPEND - Timber ConstructionStudios ArchitecturePrint and online media 
SemApp13UPEND - Transformation and Adaptive ReuseStudios ArchitecturePrint media + Books from ILL (Contact lending desk)
SemApp14Città RealeStudios ArchitecturePrint media + Books from ILL (Contact lending desk)
SemApp15Wissenschaftliches SchreibenStudios ArchitecturePrint media