The Library


UPDATE: Amboss Learning Platform

The Library now offers access to the learning platform Amboss to support both students and teaching staff in the best possible way. To use Amboss, create a user account first by activating the campus license of Graz Medical University.
For your first-time registration and login use the following link and register for a user account.
For a one-time activation of the Amboss campus license go to:
For activation you need an active user account (see link above).
- Go to "Clinic / Campus License"
- Select „Medical University of Graz“ in the drop-down list and click the "Clinic / Campus License“ button.
- Enter your official university e-mail address. An e-mail will be sent to this address. Click on the link to activate your access via campus license.
After you have successfully activated your user account you do not have to be in the university network neccessarily to use AMBOSS. Be sure to log in into Amboss periodically (at least every 30 days) via to confirm your status as university student or staff.
Thus your account will be activated for another 30 days.
If you have any further questions concerning Amboss or activating your account, please contact the Library (contact person: Mag. Gregor Steinrisser-Allex, +43 316 385/73070 or

UPDATE: New distancing and hygiene measures effective from October 27, 2020

Due to the current tense situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic we have to inform you that the university administration decided to tighten regulations for visiting the library and the learning centre:

With IMMEDIATE EFFECT all visitors are required to wear a face mask at all times visiting the library or the learning centre. This regulation also applies when you are at your working place in the library or the learning centre!

All previous distancing and hygiene regulations are still valid:

  • Visiting the library is with a locker key only.
  • Before entering the library use hand sanitizer in the foyer.
  • During your stay in the library a regular and thorough hand washing is recommended (soap and hand sanitizers are at your disposal in all sanitary facilities). 
  • Maintain at least 1.5 meter safe distance between yourself and others in all areas of the library.
  • Chairs positioned in the study areas are in compliance with safety distances and must not be moved.
  • Desks, keyboard and locker keys will have to be disinfected by any patron after visiting the library (disinfectants and disinfecting tissues are provided at the information desk).
  • Please note the floor markings at the information desk.
  • Instructions given by library staff must be followed at all times.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

The library staff of Graz Medical University

Update: Continually new e-books available

We are constantly expanding our collection of e-resources. Click here for an updated overview of current e-book titles in our text book collection.

For 2020 we will provide you with access to more than 500 licensed "Klink & Praxis" e-book titles in surgery/orthopedics/trauma surgery, internal medicine, radiology, and pediatrics.

All titles are available to Med Uni Graz students and staff and accessible through the library catalogue.

UPDATE: Expanded e-resources range

During COVID-19 pandemic Springer-Verlag GmbH allows free access to some ebooks for Med Uni Graz students and staff off-campus. Please use your MedOnline credentials for login.

During COVID-19 pandemic Wolters Kluwer N. V. allows free access to its UpToDate database for Med Uni Graz students and staff off-campus. Please use your MedOnline credentials for login.

During the COVID-19 pandemic Med Uni Graz students and staff will have free access to Thieme ebooks via the eref-platform. Please use your MedOnline credentials for login.

NEWS: Online literature and resources on COVID-19

In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic an increasing number of publishers and information suppliers are now providing free access to online information on the coronavirus:

Information of the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine:

LitCovid: is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel coronavirus.

NIH: Information page on COVID-19​
NLM: Resources on COVID-19
Literature on COVID-19 via Pubmed

Free Access:

Annual Reviews publisher offers free access to contents as of March 13, 2020. For access go to Elektronische Zeitschriften Bibliothek. Contents are freely available even if the journal access seems restricted by a red spotlight.

Publisher Information pages:

Please note that some publishers do not provide free access to their contents and that access to full texts may be limited.
Elsevier: Elsevier's free health and medical research on novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Nature: Covid-19 Collection
SpringerNature: information page of the publisher
LWW/WoltersKluwer: information page of the publisher
Wiley: Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access​​​
Further publisher offers: Collection of publisher links on COVID-19 literature

NEWS: Access to the Library

Construction activites on the Medical Campus – Modul 2 (Western Part) are in full progress and will be intensified in future. As a result pedestrian flow, construction traffic, and public transport (tramway) cross the ZMF forecourt under confined and increasingly unclear space conditions. To minimize the increased risk of accidents when crossing the ZMF forecourt, responsible authorities and construction site supervision decided to redirect pedestrian flow (visitors, patients, students, hospital staff in particular) right from the tram stop (Klinikum Mitte) by appropriate signs towards the stairs and elevators at the entrance area (near supermarket Billa).

Access to the library/ZMF main entrance will be closed to the public with immediate effect until completion of construction works. 

Access to the library will be by the pedestrian bridge ZMF/Klinikum opposite the ophthalmic clinic (Augenklinik), then the staircase and ZMF foyer only.