Bibliothek der Dinge

Ob Audiorecorder, Mikroskop oder VR-Brille: In unserer Bibliothek der Dinge finden Sie zahlreiche nützliche Geräte und Zubehör für Ihre (Forschungs-)Projekte zur kostenfreien Ausleihe.

What you will find in our library of things

With the Library of Things, we are expanding our service for students, scientists and citizen scientists. Whether you are a genealogist, hobby beekeeper or historian, we will support you in your day-to-day studies, training and research with useful equipment and accessories for your projects and also help you build up knowledge with non-textual knowledge transfer. Do you need a drawing template for sketches, a calculator for your exam or a microscope for biological observations? You can borrow everything you need from us.

As an inclusive library, we also offer supportive work equipment that helps with accessibility: for example, the OrCam (a camera that reads out texts and recognises and reports obstacles in the room) or digital magnifying glasses.



The Library of Things also contains items from the fields of

  • Forestry - Library Tharandt/ Forestry
  • Medicine - Library Fiedlerstraße/ Medicine
  • Technology - Makerspace
  • Open Science - Interim Library Bergstraße/ Open Science Lab
  • Education - Library August-Bebel-Straße/ TextLab

How to use our offer

  • All objects in our Library of Things are listed in the SLUB catalogue. Simply search for "Library of Things" and select "Objects" as the media type. You will also find an overview on the subpages for direct browsing.
  • You will need a valid SLUBCard or Campuscard to borrow items.
  • All items can be borrowed for 7 days and can be renewed once.
  • Items can always be borrowed and returned via the service desk.
  • When borrowing items, please always check that they are complete.
  • Items must always be returned to the branch where they were borrowed.
  • Items are returned to the service desk subject to reservation; we will then check that they are functioning and complete.
  • The user is liable for any damage or loss.
  • Fees will be charged for overdue loans in accordance with the schedule of fees and charges.

Your ideas are in demand

We are constantly expanding our Library of Things and are also taking your suggestions into account. What items do you need for your research, what else should we add to our Library of Things? Send us your suggestions!

Please feel free to contact us!

Location SLUB Central Library Zellescher Weg 18, 01069 Dresden General Information Phone: +49 351 4677-390 Questions about use and acquisition