The Library


UPDATE: New distancing and hygiene measures effective from September 14, 2020

Please note that as of Monday, September 14, 2020 the following regulations will be effective when visiting the university library and/or the learning center:

Visitors have to wear a mouth & nose protection mask when both entering and leaving the libray/the learning centre and when walking around in the library. You may remove your face mask when you are at your working place and maintain a minimum distance of 1,5 m to other library users.

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 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.