Important advice!

Due to the upcoming migration of our data to SLSP/Swisscovery
the following terms and conditions for using our library media
do not apply until March 19, 2024.
Please find detailed information here.

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

Borrowable media can be checked out itself at the PC provided in the library (library card required) or borrowed at the information desk.

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 call 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 information desk for further details.
Uni Liechtenstein - Archiv
These documents are not available for loan.

Borrowing documents of the library holdings

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 available for a single loan of 7 days.

Unless hold requests have been placed, the loan period is automatically renewed 9 times by 14 days as default. The borrowed document has to be presented at the library after 9 loan renewals.

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  ι  Mail
1st overdue notice (email) - CHF 5.00 per item  ι  Mail
2nd overdue notice (by postal letter) - an additional CHF 10.00 per item  ι  postal letter
3rd overdue notice (by postal letter) - an additional CHF 15.00 per item  ι  
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 & Document Delivery

Interlibrary loan & copy orders for library users
The University Library is happy to order media and journal articles, which are available neither via our Primo Metasearch nor in the holdings of the Liechtenstein libraries. We search for the documents and order them in libraries in Switzerland or other foreign countries.

These services are available to all registered library users.

Delivery times & Pick-up point
Delivery times are depending on the supplying library.
• Switzerland: 2-5 working days
• Germany, Austria: 2-4 weeks / rest of Europe: min. 4 weeks
Pick-up and return media
• Media from abroad at the information desk, where you also pay the interlibrary loan fees.

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 Liechtenstein library, the document can be searched e.g. in Swisscovery metacatalogue.
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