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SLUB and Go: Our minimal contact lending service for you

In addition to the expanded digital services being offered during the coronavirus crisis, the SLUB opened its doors again, with certain restrictions, on 27.04.2020 with a minimal contact lending service. Our main priority still is to prevent a rapid spread of COVID-19 as much as possible. The Central Library is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m for the returning and collection of literature during a pre-booked timeslot. In order to give non-TU members access to our e-resources as well, ten PC workstations have been set up in the Central Library. To use the SLUB Data Filling Stations (SLUB-Datentankstelle), please book a SLUB and Go appointment online.

All branch libraries offer a minimal contact lending service as well. You do not need to book a timeslot to visit them. The borrowing and returning of items can be done at any point during their limited opening hours.

We will still be fundamentally focusing on our online services (here you can find an overview of our digital services). The free scan delivery service SLUB on Demand will remain in place for students and researchers at the TU Dresden.

How it works:

Do you have a valid SLUB card?

Are you already registered as a SLUB user and have a valid SLUB card? Then you can start right away. If you still need a SLUB card, please first register online using our contact form. After successfully registering and receiving your login information, you will be able to directly access our digital services. You can pick up your SLUBCard, which you will need to check out your ordered items, from the Central Library.

Book a timeslot online if you want borrow literature from the Central Library

If you would like to borrow items from the Central Library, please book a timeslot online in advance. If you have ordered items from the stacks, your literature will be ready for collection no later than 24 hours after you have placed your order and will be located on the self-service shelves in the Central Library of the SLUB. You will receive a notification in your user account as soon as your literature is ready for collection. After receiving this notification, please book a time slot for collection online. A timeslot needs to be booked even if the desired items are in the open access areas or the textbook collection. An appointment is not required for the borrowing and returning of items in the branch libraries.


Please keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres from other users and staff members while inside the library. The following hygiene measures must be observed: a facemask needs to be worn and you must disinfect your hands at the provided dispensers. You have 60 minutes time to find and check out your desired literature in the Central Library. In order to ensure the best possible health and safety conditions for everyone, we are currently only able to provide an online advisory service and users may not stay on site to study or consult reference books.

How long will my ordered literature from the stacks remain available for collection on the self-service shelves?

After receiving the notification in your SLUB user account, the ordered literature will remain ready for collection for five working days.

Which loan periods currently apply?

Items which were borrowed before the closure of the SLUB will no longer be automatically renewed after 25.05.2020. The regular loan period of four weeks (two weeks for audio-visual media) with the option of two additional electronic renewals now apply. As long as borrowed items are not on hold, you can renew them online in your user account. If items are not brought back or renewed on time, a late fee will be charged.

How can I return items?

Items can be returned during opening hours without an appointment. The self check- in terminals in the Central Library of the SLUB will be accessible via a separate door, which is located directly next to the main entrance. Items that cannot be returned via the self check-in terminals can be left on the book trolleys provided. You can also send items back by post (Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB), Zellescher Weg 18, z. Hd. Ortsleihe, 01069 Dresden).

Can I copy and scan on site?

A multifunction printer will be available. You will need a copy card from Acribit to use it.


Late fees were suspended during the closure. Now that all locations have reopened, we will start recharging late fees for items not returned on time on 02.06.2020.

SLUB Data station (SLUB Datentankstelle) for downloading electronic resources

In order to be able to access e-resources, databases or articles that can only be accessed within the campus network, a total of ten Data Filling Stations have been set up in the Central Library. On these computers in the SLUB-Forum, you will have 60 minutes time during your pre-booked timeslot to access your desired database or documents. If you wish to save files, please bring your own USB stick. You can book an appointment here.


Following in the steps of the Central Library, all branch libraries are now offering restricted public access to their facilities under certain conditions.

In addition to this, the Special Collections Reading Room was reopened on 25.05.2020. Please note that only two people are allowed to stay in this room at the same time. Because of this, it is not yet possible to order these items from the catalogue. Please order your desired items with at least two working days’ notice using our contact form at or by phone at 0351 4677-514. We will then arrange an individual appointment with you within the opening hours.

An overview of our current opening times:

Central Library: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with an appointment

Branch library of Education: Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. without an appointment

Branch Library of Medicine: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. without an appointment

Branch Library of Forestry: Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. without an appointment

From 25.5.2020 onwards:

Special Collections Reading Room: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an appointment

From 26.5.2020 onwards:

Branch Library of Law: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. without an appointment

Departmental Library DrePunct: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. without an appointment

Makerspace:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with an appointment