Please select where you want to pick up ordered or reserved items:
OPAC and OPACplus have a common search interface.
You automatically receive search results for both databases.
Records in OPAC can be found in the first tab, records in OPACplus can be found in the second tab. You can easily switch back and forth between the two tabs.
Borrowing and Ordering
We resumed our loan services: You can borrow printed media from our library collections again. You must order in advance via our online catalogue OPAC and arrange an individual appointment to pick them up.
Returning and Media Reclaims
Returning borrowed library items is also possible again. Please make an individual appointment for this as well. We will resume fee-based media reclaims on 13 July 2020. Please, return books whenever it is possible for you in a safe way until this date. You can also return books by mail.
During the Corona pandemic, you can only visit our branch libraries by prior appointment. Please refrain from unannounced visits and inform yourself in advance about our library services on site.
We offer TUM members more than 160,000 e-books, 45,000 e-journals and 2,400 databases. Please make use of this offer with priority. Access is usually possible via eAccess with your TUM ID. In other cases an institutional login via Shibboleth is possible or a personal registration is required.
What can I find in OPAC?
In the OPAC you will find all books and journals available at the TUM University Library – both printed and electronic. You can order and reserve books, check the borrowing status of items and keep tabs on your loans in your library account.
Individual articles from journals, newspapers or conference proceedings are not listed. OPACplus and databases are available for this purpose.
What can I find in OPACplus?
In OPACplus you will find scientific materials of all kinds, especially articles from journals, newspapers, conference proceedings and much more.
A central index lists the University Library's media collections as comprehensively as possible, including both printed and electronic media. Depending on agreements with publishers and providers, bibliographic metadata, abstracts and electronic full texts are available.
OPACplus is particularly suitable for searching for media that are available as electronic full texts at the University Library.
How do I find information on my topic?
The OPACplus is a good starting point for the thematic search. It is our interdisciplinary research tool for scientific materials of all kinds.
However, for in-depth thematic research we recommend our specialist databases, in which you will find scientific papers, statistics, company data, facts, articles from journals, newspapers, conference proceedings and much more.
For access information and an overview of which databases we offer for your subject area please visit: www.ub.tum.de/en/databases
Why do I have to select a a check-out library?
This is the only way we know in which branch library we should deliver your requested items. You have to indicate the check-out library of your choice before your search, so that transport times, order options and the status of items are displayed correctly in the OPAC.
Does the selection of the check-out libray limit my search?
Irrespective of the branch library you have chosen as your check-out location, your search will automatically cover the entire TUM Library collection.
Why do I also have to select a check-out library for my library account?
Strictly speaking, this is not really necessary. However, if you start a search directly after looking into your account and order items, they would all be delivered to the default branch. In order to spare you such unnecessary misorders, we always ask for the potential pick-up location. Just to be on the safe side.
Login, Library Number, eAccess
Which ID do I use to log in to the OPAC?
Please enter your library number and the corresponding password.
A login with the TUM ID is not possible.
How can I obtain a library number?
If you are studying or working at the TUM, you will find the library number on the back of your StudentCard or PersonalCard. However, you must activate the library use for your card one-time in TUMonline.
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If you are not a member of the TUM, you can apply for a library card.
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Why does it make sense to log in before the search?
Only if you are logged in, you can see whether an item is borrowable for your respective user group or not.
Why should I additionally log in with eAccess?
To ensure that all data, including those with restricted access, is available to you for your search in OPACplus and to give you full texts access free of charge.
TUM employees and students:
Please use library computers
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