To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the
kubi is open with restrictions.
The Kufstein Library for Science and Leisure – kubi – is created by the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tyrol and by the municipality of Kufstein through the merger of the university library and the public library.
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Monday - Friday:
10 am - 1 pm
4 pm - 6 pm
Onleihe Tirol is a digital library with a wide range of e-books, e-audios and e-journals. Books for children and young adults, novels and non-fiction books can be read in your browser or can be downloaded in the app on your smart phone, tablet or e-book reader (for a maximum of 21 days). For kubi members the Onleihe Tirol services are free of charge.
The “kubi” – Kufstein Library for Science and Leisure is a public institution created by the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tyrol and by the municipality of Kufstein through the merger of the university library and the public library in 2018.
The core principles of the "kubi" are: Provision of literature; the passing of knowledge; supporting students, researchers, and teaching staff; and to advance education and reading as a leisure activity. The library is an organization of the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tyrol Ltd.
Anyone interested can use the library services. Members of the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein (students, researchers and staff) as well as the external visitors and members of the International School are authorized to borrow books and use the library facilities.
Reference books, scientific and academic journals, novels, non-fiction books, children’s and young adult literature, board games, audiobooks and DVDs are available to you.
Generally, all books with a white or blue label are borrowable unless there is an additional label for “Präsenz”, meaning it has to be present in the library, in which case lending is not possible.
The non-lending-collection includes reference works, bibliographies, loose-leaf works, newspapers, journal issues as well as books contained in a reference collection.
You may borrow up to fifteen library items (books, journals, audiobooks, DVDs and board games) for up to three weeks.
Loan periods can be extended for up to three times five days prior to the end of a lending period unless someone has made a reservation.
If you fail to return library items you borrowed on time, we will charge a reminder fee. In the first week € 1, - per library item, for the second week and every additional week forward we will charge you additional € 5, - per library item. Customers are not entitled to being reminded about an expiring loan.
Books on loan can be reserved in your online user account. As soon as the previous borrower returns the item, an automated notice is provided via email.
If you have found a book that is currently on loan, click on the Button "Zum Katalog" ("go to Catalog").
Then click on"Number of Items" on the bottom and choose the "Get it"-Button (only possible if the book is not available)!
Click on the top right of the search engine on “My Library Account” or follow the link on the kubi-website “Library account & Extending”. Alternatively you can directly follow the link on our fh Library page (bottom right).
Access data for external visitors and students from the International School:
Username = SURNAME and the first letter of your first name (for example: DUMMYD = Donald Dummy)
Password = date of birth (DDMMYY)
Access data for students of the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein:
Username = PKZ
Password = date of birth (DDMMYY)
Please change your password at your first login.
In the search engine, if a book is available in the library, a book- or call number is displayed in each search result. This is a unique code (shelf mark) identifying every medium in our library collection. There are differences depending on the location. The printed books are systematically arranged. <Here> is an overview.
Location Building A 1. floor:
The shelf mark designates the different areas. DR for the fiction literature, DJ for young adult books, B for biographies and J for books in the children’s area.
In each of these areas the books are organized by genre and arranged in alphabetical order by author.
Location Building B 1. floor:
In building B the shelves are arranged systematically from A-Z.
Example: Found book number: “QQ 000 C229”. The first two letters designate the academic discipline; in this case, “Q” means “Economics” (Wirtschafts-wissenschaften), “QQ” is the sub-category “Special business management textbooks”, the numerical sequence “000” is the additional sub-category – “General”. The following letter-number-sequence “C229” is the encoded author or editor name.
Useful information: The shelf mark shows the edition in brackets; the minus refers to the volume.
The shelf mark TT designates DVDs. They are grouped by genre and the film titles are arranged in alphabetical order. The shelves marked TT.J contain the children’s DVDs.
All audiobooks have the shelf mark TD, children’s audiobook TD.J. The audiobooks are grouped in alphabetical order by genre and author.
At present, the games aren’t arranged systematically.
The Onleihe Tirol account can be requested by kubi members with a valid library account directly at the lending counter of the library during the opening hours, per email or by phone. The Onleihe account on www.onleihe.com/tirol is usually activated within 48 hours. The maximal loan period is 21 days and any item will be automatically returned after the period you chose. Books currently on loan can be reserved.