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How to use the library

Searching for Media in the library search engine

All of the FH OÖ library inventory (print books, E-Books, E-Journals) is searchable through the library search engine.
Search Field “Katalog” searches all printed media and E-Books
Search Field “Katalog Plus” searches printed media, E-Books and additionally all contents of our licenced databases (E-Journals and their contents) as well as open access sources.

The electronic media is available from outside the Campus as well. Please check the Databases page for more information.

Master-/Bachelor Theses in the library search engine

All approbated and not restricted Master and Bachelor theses are searchable through the search engine. You can search for a topic or study program (full wording) and limit your search on the lower right hand side: “Form” -> “Hochschulschrift” to filter only master and bachelor theses.
MA/BA theses are only available in print format and can be borrowed.

Print-Journals and E-Journals in the library search engine

Print-Journals starting from year 2020 can be borrowed for 5 weekdays.
Older print-Journals are not available for loan. These issues can be scanned with our book scanner or the normal scanner.

E-Journals and their contents can be searched and downloaded through “Katalog Plus” in the library search engine.

E-Books in the library search engine

All licenced E-Books are searchable through “Katalog” in the library search engine.
There is no lending involved, you can download the E-Books and keep your copy.
On the right hand side of the search engine you can filter E-Books: “Medium” -> “E-Books”

Locations of media in the library

There are two “Standorte” (locations) possible:

Bibliothek” (library) = the medium is located at the library and free for you to take out
Magazin” (archive) = the medium is located at the library archive and has to be ordered

Ordering Magazin media is possible through the search engine or with the library staff.
The media will be ready for you within one weekday at the self-service pick up station at the library.

Finding books in the library

Every book has its own call number, which indicates where the book can be found in the shelves.
Example: ST-QP 700 H239 (2) -1 +2
(ST- stands for “Steyr” and is not marked in the shelves, please start looking at QP…)

Finding master/bachelor theses in the library

MA/BA theses starting from year 2015 are available directly at the library and can be borrowed for 5 weekdays.
All older theses must be ordered from the “Magazin” (archive) and can be borrowed for 4 weeks.

In the library search engine please click “Details”. There you can see the study program and year of the thesis. This is how you can find your needed thesis in the shelves.

Reserving borrowed media via the library search engine

Currently borrowed media can be reserved in the library search engine. Please click “Sign in to request” to reserve the medium.
As soon as it has been returned you will get an E-Mail notification.
The medium is now available for pick up for 7 days at the self-service pick up station at the library.

Picking up reserved media at the self-service pick up station

To pick up your media click “Pick up” at the terminal. Type in your ID-Number or scan your ID-Card (when activated at the library office).
The designated box opens, please take your medium and close the box.
The medium is now booked on your account automatically, you can take it with you.

Lending periods

Status „entlehnbar“: 4 weeks 

Status „eingeschränkt entlehnbar“: 5 workdays

Status „nicht entlehnbar“:only usable in the library

Status “auf Anfrage”: this medium is on a permanent lend by a professor. You can make a request to borrow it with the library staff.

Location „Magazin“: 4 weeks

Lending and returning media

Option 1: self-service desk

Choose “Checkout” and type in your ID-Number or scan your ID-Card (when activated at the library office).
Put your media on the white shelve and wait for the titles to appear on the screen.
As soon as all titles are successfully booked, choose “Print” to get a confirmation.

Choose “Checkin”, put your media on the white shelve and wait for the titles to appear on the screen. As soon as all titles are successfully booked, choose “Print” to get a confirmation.
Please put the returned media on the red book trolley.

Option 2: library staff
During the office hours lending and returning is of course also possible with the library staff
 

Option 3: returning media via the book return box
At the right hand side of the main entrance to FH III a book return box is available. The returned media will be booked for you on the next day.

Renewing media

Renewing the lending period of media is possible three times via the personal account accessible through the Library Search Engine

Renewing is not possible:

  • when the due date has already passed
  • when there is a reservation on the book
  • when there are open overdue fines

It is possible to prolong media via E-Mail more often, as long as there is no reservation.

Reminders and fines

One week before the return date of books with the status 'entlehnbar' a reminder E-Mail is sent to you via E-Mail. After that another three reminders follow after the return date has passed.

The overdue fines are € 0,10 / book and day overdue and have to be payed in cash at the library office.

Paying overdue fines

Option 1: self-service desk
You can pay your fines with bank card at the self-service desk.
Please choose “pay fee” and type in your ID-Number or scan your ID-Card (when activated at the library office). Hold your bank card to the designated reader to pay.

Option 2: with the library staff
You can pay your fines in cash during the office hours

Inter library loan and document delivery from other libraries

The Inter Library Loan Service and document delivery is open to all library members.
It provides you with the media that is not available at the Steyr Campus library.
More information can be found here.

Guest Readers

The library is open for the public.

If you want to use the library you are obligated to attend a approx. 20 minute long introductory instruction about the library and how to use our services.

Please bring: € 15 caution money for the library card and a valid photo identification.

Minimum age for signing up is 18 years.

 

Please let us know at least one day in advance when you would like to come, we don't provide on the spot instructions.
(E-Mail: bibliothek@fh-steyr.at)

E-Ressources:
External users ony have full text access via the university PCs.
A research PC is always logged in to download media. Users for PCs are available at the library office.