How to use the library
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
Most of our databases are available from outside the Campus as well. Please check the Databases page for more information.
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 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.
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”
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.
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…)
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.