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Desired award for the Chemnitz University Library

For the second time, the University Library received the Open Library Badge of the initiative of the same name for more openness in libraries.
We are proud to again meet the revised criteria of 2016 in the required number and beyond. The Open Science Team has taken up the new challenge
and is implementing openness in the following contexts, for example:

Additional points are displayed as best practices on the badge page.

The award is an incentive for us to further expand the Open Science Network at Chemnitz University of Technology, because open science already permeates all disciplines in science and research. Digital teaching, open educational materials are two of many exciting topics.

For the upcoming International Open Access Week from 19-25 October 2020, we will again be offering various virtual services.

You can find our team at:

Digital library services – where to find what you need.

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The University Library is currently closed – but the digital University Library Chemnitz is still available.

To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, a library visit is currently not possible. All further information regarding this you will find at:
However, our extensive digital services can still be used without risk. 😉

On our website you will find many helpful tips for digital learning. For instance, we support you with tutorials on research in our databases and if you are working on a term paper, feel free to have a look at our IL-Online course. There you will find assistance to help you with your research, citation issues and many more. An overview about our e-learning offers can be found at:

The access to our digital collection like e-books, e-journals and licensed databases is only possible within the IP range of the University of Technology Chemnitz. Students and employees with current URZ-Login are able to use the VPN of the University Computer Center. Information on the VPN login, which you can use to access the campus network from home, can be found here:

We offer access to:

If you have any questions or problems, you can contact us by e-mail at any time.
Just send us a mail to: and we will take care of it.

Stay healthy!