Guests (such as TU or UdK alumni, school students, or other persons/institutions) are also eligible to receive a joint library card for the Technische Universität Berlin (TU) and Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) university libraries.
The library card is issued by the Circulation Department. Please note that you must provide an email address to be issued a library card. You can apply for the library card online (preferred) or alternatively in the library during our service hours. If you request a library card online, you will receive two confirmation emails - once after submitting the application form and once after your application has been processed.
|All guests and UdK members||as proof of identity, a valid German ID ("Personalausweis") or passport plus proof of residence in Germany ("Meldebescheinigung")|
|Students of public universities in Berlin or Brandenburg including UdK||student ID|
|Staff of the above universities||proof of employment|
|Alumni of TU Berlin and UdK||proof of membership in the TU or UdK alumni program|
|Society of Friends of the TU Berlin||proof of membership|
|Institutions, companies, public authorities||written application (PDF, 251 KB)|
|School students||school ID|
|Persons under the age of 18||Consent form signed by their legal guardian (PDF, 250 KB)|
|Persons with a disability and persons who are unemployed or eligible for welfare benefits||proof of eligibility for reduced fee|
Fees are regulated by the Framework Fee Regulations.
|Members of a Berlin or Brandenburg public university or university of applied sciences |
(Section1(2) BerlHG, Section1(2) BbgHG). Cooperative library cards are not offered.
|free of charge|
|Members of the TU Berlin alumni program and the UdK alumni program||free of charge|
|Members of the Society of Friends of the TU Berlin||free of charge|
|Federal and state institutions and authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany||free of charge|
|Primarily publicly funded institutions||free of charge|
|Persons with disabilities||free of charge|
|School students or persons who are unemployed or eligible for welfare benefits||free of charge due to current service restrictions|
|All other persons||free of charge due to current service restrictions|
|All other institutions||free of charge due to current service restrictions|
|Replacement ID in case of loss||5.00 EUR|
Log in using your (12-digit) library card number and password.
You assign yourself the password for your library account at this point:
→ Login for TU staff & all other users → Forgot your password or first login? → Follow instructions
Here you will find:
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The University Library card is issued to you personally and is not transferable. If you are unable to come to the library and borrow items yourself, you can authorize someone to do so for you.
How do I issue a library card authorization for others?
To prevent misuse of your library card, you must issue a library card authorization stating the name, date of birth and address of the authorized person. The library card authorization must be current date and signed by you personally.The authorization is only valid for one transaction at a time and will be archived by us.
When do I need a library card authorization for others?
In order to borrow or pick up reserved items, the authorized person must show his or her identity card or passport and puts the authorization and your library card at the library.
We do not require your library card or authorization for returns.
If you lose your library card, please immediately request the Circulation Department to freeze your account. You are liable for any misuse of your library card until your account is frozen. Inform the Circulation Department of any name or address changes by sending an email to leihstelle(at)ub.tu-berlin.de.
You request a replacement card online.
A 5-euro replacement fee is charged for lost or damaged library cards.