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Overview

Counter opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed on Wednesday afternoons

From October until May the counter at the Library of Economics is open from 9 am to 12:30 pm every first Saturday of the month.

Research-Bar

The library's online tutorial offers support and useful information

  • for your literature search and for the academic writing,
  • for the use of the different information sources of the HTW Chur Library and for the reference management

Book suggestion form

  • Can't find the book you're looking for? Please send us the item (Book or eBook title, author) or a link to where you have seen it online – together with your NEBIS user number. We will discuss your suggestion with our specialist lecturers and we will send you a reply.

Services

The Library with its two locations, Technology and Economics, supports their students, researchers and employees in research and education by providing information services and collections, access to electronic resources, as well as by giving courses in how to search, evaluate and handle information.

 

Search for books, e-books and journals in our collection:

Networks

NEBIS library network

The HTW Chur Library is member of NEBIS, a network of libraries and information centers in Switzerland. Within the NEBIS loan network (consisting of about 60 NEBIS libraries) it is possible to order documents free of charge to our library.

For more information on loans see Library services

Bibliotheksplatz Chur

Bibliotheksplatz Chur is a cooperation between the following libraries in Chur:

  • Bildungszentrum für Gesundheit und Soziales
  • Cantonal Library Graubünden
  • Graubünden University of Teacher Education
  •  Chur University of Theology

Our students can use these libraries for free. You need your student identification card and your NEBIS library card to register at the Cantonal library. Once you are registered there, you can order media from all the above libraries to be sent free of charge to the HTW Chur Library by bike courier.

Please visit the online catalogues Graubünden library network or NEBIS network.

Swiss University Consortium for electronic media

Thanks to a second network consisting of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences, our staff and students have access to more than 70 databases with thousands of electronic scientific magazines, book reviews, proceedings, studies, company information and press releases. We use Moodle, the open-source learning management system, to offer online support for searching literature, managing references and for the process of academic writing.

Visit the courses on our Research-Bar

Contact

Library of Techonolgy
Pulvermühlestrasse 57
CH-7004 Chur
Tel. +41 81 286 24 33

 

Library of Economics
Comercialstrasse 22
CH-7000 Chur
Tel. +41 81 286 39 37

 

E-Mail: bibliothek@htwchur.ch
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FAQ

I have never borrowed a book before. What do I have to do?

You need a user card. Register online for one in the NEBIS catalogue or contact the library team. Online registrations must be confirmed at the library counter. You will receive a free user ID after your registration has been confirmed.

How do I borrow books outside counter opening hours?

A PC for this purpose is located in both library locations, with instructions on self-checkout. You will need your user card and password to do so.

How can I change my password/user information?

You can change your address, telephone number and password in your user account. To do so, log on in the NEBIS catalogue under «User account».

What can I do if I have forgotten my password?

Try to login with the password htwchur. If it does not work, please contact the library team.

 

How can I search online for books, journals, films, etc.?

Use the NEBIS network catalogue to search for media in the HTW Chur Library. If you are only looking for books from the HTW Chur Library stock, widen the search phrase with e27 or filter the hit list by library.

 

How can I order or reserve library media?

After searching the NEBIS network catalogue, select the title of the book that you would like to order in the results list, click on the “Locations & Order” tab and sign in with your NEBIS user data to reserve the book or order it for pickup at the HTW Chur Library (pickup location: FH-HTW-CHUR (Chur)). You will receive an e-mail as soon as the book is ready to be picked up.

What do I have to do to borrow media from the Graubünden Cantonal Library?

Media of the Graubünden Cantonal library (KBG) is available online in the Graubünden Library network. Please note that you must first set up a user account in the KBG to do so. Students of HTW Chur can borrow media from the KBG for free. You can have books from the KBG sent free to HTW Chur by bike courier (pickup location HTW Chur Technology or HTW Chur Economics).

 

How can I order books from the NEBIS network to HTW Chur?

You need your user number (this is on your user ID) and your password.

Please select the pickup location FH-HTWCHUR (Chur). If this option is not available – courier.

Please note: if you select mail delivery, the book will be sent to your home address. You will be charged CHF 12 per book.

Pickup location HTW Chur not possible

If the books are from the Central library, you must select Courier as the pickup place. If this option is not possible, please contact the library team, so that the appropriate adjustments can be made.

 

What is the loan period?

The standard loan period for text books is four weeks. After the first four weeks, the loan period will automatically be extended twice by a period of four weeks. Afterwards, you can extend your documents a further three times at the most online via your user account until the maximum loan period of twenty-four weeks has been reached. You can only extend the loan if there is no reservation.

Shortened loan periods are possible depending on the library and the type of media (e.g. DVDs, journals, etc.).

How can I renew my loans?

You can renew your loans in your library account in the NEBIS catalogue yourself. If the book has been earmarked by another user, you cannot renew it. You will receive a reminder by e-mail as soon as the loan period for a book has expired.

Where can I return my loans?

Either at the library counter (if it is staffed); otherwise, in the book return box labelled for this purpose at the respective entrance of each library location.

 

How can I make an acquisition proposal?

We are always interested in receiving procurement suggestions from our users. Just send us an e-mail with the following information:

  • Book title
  • Author
  • NEBIS user number (not mandatory)

Feedback

Do you have any positive or negative or other feedback? We look forward to hearing what you have to say. You can communicate with us directly or via e-mail.