Library usage rules
§1 Area of Application
(1) The rules of the library are part of the general house rules of the Steyr Campus.
§2 Library Services
(1) Providing the necessary literature (and other media) in context with the teaching and researching function of the University of Applied Sciences Campus Steyr.
(2) Providing general and bibliographical information.
§3 Opening hours
(1) The up to date opening hours can be found at the opening hours information page.
(2) The standard opening hours are: Mo-Fri 8am-6pm and Sa 8am – 12noon
(3) During the holidays (christmas and summer (August)) the library is closed.
(4) Any extracurricular closures are noticed on the opening hours page.
(1) All students, professors, administrative staff and research staff have full access to the library.
Students are advised to attend the provided information event at the beginning of the semester. This group of people are granted a library card for a deposit of € 10.
Alumni of the University of Upper Austria may use the library after there studies are finished.
(2) In addition to members of the University, all persons over 18 who want to make use of the library are welcome to register. The charge for a library card is € 15. It is necessary to arrange an appointment with the librarian to register.
(3) Readers must inform the library of any changes to their current address.
(4) Starting with the registration, all readers accept the current house and library rules.
(5) If the house and/or library rules are broken, the admission can be canceled by the library staff.
(6) All members of the University (students and staff) need a library clearance to be able to end their studies.
§5 Behaviour in the library
(1) The house rules are also to be followed in the library.
(2) Longer conversations, eating, drinking, smoking, listening to music and using mobile phones is prohibited. Mobile telephones must be set to ‘silent’ mode in the library.
(3) The use of equipment likely to disturb or distract other readers or to damage Library materials is prohibited.
(4) Handbags etc. can be subject to examination at the exit, if necessary.
(5) It is not allowed to mark the library inventory with any kind of pen/marker/pencil or to “dog-ear” pages of books.
(6) Damage of library inventory is to be reported to the library staff immediately. Additionally to the replacement price, the library charges a handling fee of € 10.
(7) When copying library inventory, the reader is subject to the copyright.
(8) Instructions by the library staff have to be obeyed.
(1) Staff of the university are entitled to place orders for media according to the budget for buying literature of the respective study program. All orders have to be approved by the head of studies of the respective program.
(2) Students can place desiderata with the head of studies of their study program.
(3) Prior to placing desiderata it has to be checked that the considered medium is not already part of the library inventory.
(4) The orders have to contain the full bibliographical information of the media.
(1) All students and staff of the university automatically have a library account.
(2) Borrowing is free of charge.
(3) The library staff reserves the right to decide over the borrowing eligibility in individual cases.
(4) Borrowing/Returning of media is possible through the self service desk or through the library staff.
(5) All media except the presence inventory can be borrowed.
(6) Presence inventory has a red sticker on the spine of the book.
(7) The presence inventory contains books that are: valuable, loose leaf editions, unbound journals, reference books.
(8) The borrower has the full responsibility for the borrowed media.
§8 Lending Periods
(1) The usual lending period for students is 4 weeks for books/CDs/DVDs/etc. and 5 days for theses. Professors/administrative staff have longer lending periods, but students are permitted to contact the borrower for copying chapters.
(2) The lending period can be prolonged for 4 weeks/5 days if the book isn’t reserved for another library user.
(3) Due to the long lending periods of full-time professors they have to give students access to their borrowed books for insight.
§9 Returning / Reminder letters
(1) If the due date falls in a holiday period, the library system automatically prolongs the date until after the last closing day of the library.
(2) The library reserves the right to claim the return of all books (e.g. for stock taking)
(3) If books/media are overdue, the library users account is locked. The user has to return the books directly with the library staff and pay the fines before the account is unlocked again.
(4) Overdue fines are € 0,10 per book and day.
(5) As long as there are open fines on the users account, no lending is possible.
(6) The library user has full access to his online-account where he can prolong books and reserve those that are borrowed at the moment. Access to the online-account is through the library OPAC (“Mein Konto”).
§10 The library OPAC
(1) The inventory of the library can be found with the OPAC, available on the libraries homepage.
(2) The online-account of the library user is accessible through the OPAC (“Mein Konto”). Instructions for log-in can be found directly there.
§11 Inter Library Loan
(1) Inter Library Loan is possible for every library user.
(2) The user has to check if the needed book is not already available at the university before placing an order.
(3) Necessary information concerning the order can be found at the ILL site on the library homepage.
(4) Lending periods and other conditions are subject to the delivery library.
(5) Costs: Austria: € 2,50, Germany (German-speaking countries) : € 9
§12 Making copies
(1) Copying of library inventory without borrowing is just possible inside the library. Otherwise a photo identification has to be placed with the librarian.
(2) All copies are subject of the copyright (§ 42 UrhG)
§13 Data Protection
The following personal data of our library users are processed: name, address, date of birth, telephone number, email address, gender, study programme/registration number, items borrowed/deadlines/fees, campus/location etc.. This is required for the administration of the library. Personal data is recorded in the library system and processed for the administration of media (procurement, borrowing, returns, reminders etc.). The data are transferred to the Austrian Library Network and Service Ltd, Vienna/Austria (OBVSG), which hosts the library system.
We save personal data at least for the duration of your studies and/or your employment at the FH Upper Austria and for longer if necessary in accordance with point (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, to enable us to access the relevant student/employee’s borrowing history to provide them with information. Personal data of external users are deleted 3 years after their last activity.
You can find further information – in particular concerning the rights of data subjects – in our Privacy Statement under https://www.fh-ooe.at/en/data-protection/.
§14 Effective date
(1) This library rules are effective with 9th of November 2018 and replaces all former versions.