The HTWG Konstanz Library is responsible for all questions concerning the supply of literature to the HTWG. In addition to university members, all external users are welcome also

    The Library

    The HTWG Library is housed in the historic building of the former Konstanz slaughterhouse and is located directly at the Rhine river.

    It has received several awards and is the largest technically oriented library in the Lake Constance region.

    library holdings

    The library holdings consist of 50.000 print books, 230.000 eBooks an 25.000 eJournals. The collection include the fields of technology, economics, construction, architecture, and design.

    In addition, journals, specialist databases and numerous other services are available.

    All Catalogues and Databases

    Library Catalogue

    Search the library's total holdings for books and journals with access to the loan account     


    Search in the full texts of the online collection for essays, eBook chapters and literature references (in selection)


    The library is available for all members of the HTWG Konstanz and to all external interested parties (minimum age: sixten years old).

    Visiting and using the library during opening hours is possible at any time without further formalities. A reading pass with a library account is required for lending, research, and use of online media.

    You are...

    • Student

      The HTWG student card (ZACK card) serves also as library card for students and can be used for loans immediately upon receipt. A seperate registration is not necessary.

    • Teacher or Staff member

      For professors, lecturers and staff members, the staff member card serves also as library card. In order to use this card, you must register once with the library service (Mon–Fri 9 am – 7 pm).

    • External

      For external interested parties we will gladly issue a library card personally on site (Mon – Fri 9 am – 7 pm)

      Required documents:

      – valid German identity card or passport / foreign identity card, combined with official proof of current residence
      – Underage readers: consent and signature of a parent or guardian (see registration form)
      – completed resgistration form

      Registration form

    How to reach us

    HTWG Konstanz Library
    Building K
    Alfred-Wachtel-Straße 8
    78462 Konstanz

    Phone: 07531 206-580
    Fax: 07531 206-587

    Opening hours

    During the semester:

    Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
    Friday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Saturday / Sunday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

    During the semester break:
    (mid of february until mid of march / mid of july until end of september)

    Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm