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Did you know?


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Did you know?

With our new series "Did you know?" we want to introduce our many offers that are perhaps still unknown to one or the other. We will publish these in the form of short videos on our social media channels. In addition, they will also be permanently available on this website.

New videos will be added here on a weekly basis, covering topics such as printing and scanning options, cashless payment, self-check-in, building technology and much more.

If you have any questions, the colleagues at Chemnitz University Library are always available within the service hours, by e-mail or telephone, or of course directly on site.

Lending Desk: +49 371 531-13190
Information Desk: +49 371 531-13180

If you want to print and copy in the university library, you need credit on your PaperCut account. You can transfer money to this account at the Student Union's machines (the ones you also use to deposit money on your Mensa account). The following locations are available:

  • Mensa Reichenhainer Straße 55 (2 machines on the ground floor and 2 on the ground floor)
  • Mensa Straße der Nationen (1 device in the corridor)
  • Reichenhainer Straße 70 (1 device in the foyer of the tower building)

At the machines in these locations, you can transfer credit from your TU Card to your PaperCut account. We’ll show you how to do this in the video.

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You can also print, scan and copy in the library! You’ll find the so-called multifunctional devices on the ground floor in the west wing, as well as on the first and third floors on both sides. All you have to do is go through the doors at the end of the wings!

On the ground floor and on the first floor in the west wing, you will also find a book scanner with which you can scan your documents free of charge (!) and save them on your USB stick.

Print, scan and copy in the library

If you just need to return your books quickly, it's easy to do so at our return machine on the ground floor! You can see exactly where it is in our video here.

And don't worry, you can still visit our lending desk at any time to return books. But if you arrive outside our service hours, the return machine is your first choice!

To loan books, you can use our self-issue machines on the first floor. You just need your TUC-card, a 4-digit PIN (which you have to set yourself in your library account beforehand) and of course books to loan.

And just in case the technology should fail you, our colleagues are happy to help!

We recently got a campus licence for Citavi - so you can now use this literature management software for free! And if you have any questions, we have an expert who will be giving answers.

Library staff holds a course

To use VPN on your Android mobile device, follow these steps:

  1. Install the app "cisco anyconnect" from the playstore.
  2. Create a connection with the address vpngate.hrz.tu-chemnitz.de.
  3. Connect with your URZ user ID and password.
  4. Accept the terms and conditions.
  5. Now you are connected and can use our electronic resources from outside. To do so, open our online catalogue and search for your book or topic.