to Why HFU?

Everyone's welcome

The libraries at our three locations can be used by students, staff and the public. They have an extensive range of print and digital media. There are over 60,000 books and more than 350,000 e-books and e-journals. In addition to an excellent selection of specialist books, you can also find reading material for leisure time or the semester break. 

Our library in Furtwangen

Dining Hall (Mensa)
Furtwangen Campus
Mon – Fri
1.00pm – 7.00pm

Email: bibliothek(at)
Telephone: +49 7723 920-2207

Our library in Schwenningen

F 0.07
Schwenningen Campus
Mon – Fri
9.00am - 8.00pm

Email: bibliothek-vs(at)
Telephone: +49 7720 307-4770

Our library in Tuttlingen

A 1.12
Tuttlingen Campus
Mon – Thu
9.00am - 7.00pm
9.00am - 2.00pm

Email: bibliothek-tut(at)
Telephone: +49 7461 1502-6321

Our services


On our BOSS-Portal, you can search our catalogue for print books, e-books and e-resources. 


The Library catalogue (OPAC) contains our print media (books, journals) as well as our electronic media (e-books, e-journals, videos). 

OPUS repository 

Digital works can be archived on our External link opens in a new window:OPUS server and made visible to the library catalog and the public (you can search for our professors and their publications).


External link opens in a new window:Literature management software that supports the entire work process from research to the finished manuscript (all university members receive a free license for the full version).

Open Access 

The aim of External link opens in a new window:Open Access is to make academic knowledge accessible on the Internet free of charge and without barriers and to make it reusable in compliance with copyright law.


External link opens in a new window:Access to over 15,000 different video training courses on a wide range of topics in various languages.

Database Information System (DBIS)

External link opens in a new window:The HFU database portal: search in databases such as Springerlink, WISO, BUSINESS Source Premier (EBSCO), SciVerse ScienceDirect, ACM, IEEE, NAUTOS (DIN standards).

Electronic Journals Library (EZB)

External link opens in a new window:Access to more than 25,000 HFU e-journals.


Library HowTos

External link opens in a new window:In the HFU library HowTos you'll find practical help on how to search for books, e-books and videos, for example, and how to search databases.

Bank account details

The libraries' bank details for interlibrary loan fees, library cards, etc..

Bank details (Bankverbindung)
LOK BA-WÜ / HS Furtwangen
IBAN DE02600501017495530102
Purpose of payment (Verwendungszweck): 1181340000868
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Library news

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Your key contact

  •  Peter Daub
    Peter Daub Head of the HFU libraries