What is Search+?

Search+ is the new search system of the HFT library. Here you can search not only for books, eBooks or journal titles, but also for journal articles, book chapters and much more. Start Search+ via the search slot with the same name. Search+ is currently in the test phase and will be optimized in the coming months.

What is Search?

Search is the traditional library catalog with the entire media stock of the library. Here you can also find access to the library account, where you can renew or reserve media. Start Search via the red button below at the "Search (HFT Catalog)".

Search+ / Search

Search (HFT Catalog)

The catalog lists our entire media stock.

Via the catalog, you can also access your library account and, for example save media in your list or renew loaned items.

Please, keep our borrowing regulations and fees in mind!

If you want to look in our catalog for e-books only, limit your search to e-books by using the "Type of item" in menu in the advanced search mode.

Bücherregale und Recherche-PCs in der Bibliothek
Search (Catalog / Account)


The library of HFT offers constantly changing number of e-books from all fields.
The major part of them is also available for the university members outside the university network.

Never worked with e-books before? Here´s what you need to know!

Guides on e-books

PDF-login-guides for use of e-books with Shibboleth-access are here

You can find and access e-books via the library catalog.
In case you want to look for e-books only, limit your advanced search by choosing “e-book” as a type of item.

E-books are accessible from all computers of the university network as well as, with few exceptions, for university members outside the network.
You can find the information about accessibility of particular e-book in the catalog in full display of the found item.


Zwei Studenten schauen auf ihre Bildschirme

Important legal information:

The use of the e-books is allowed for private and scientific purposes only.

In case of misuse by third parties and possible claims for damage, the owner of the university account, from which the misuse took place, is liable.

Library users, who are not members of the university, can get an access to e-books from the computers located in the library.


Jemand tippt auf einer Tastatur


Index of all licensed and free-to-use bibliographic and full-text databases.

The most important databases for separate fields of study are listed in menu item “Sammlungen” (Eng: "Collections")

Database Information System DBIS

First aid for searching in databases

PDF-Guides for searching in databases are here

DIN Standards, ISO Standards

The library is a digital display of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN). The PERINORM database provides you with the full text of all valid DIN standards, ISO standards and VDI guidelines.

Construction tables-digital

New digital library service: Construction tables-digital – Schneider construction tables for engineers are now also accessible as an electronic version outside the campus via VPN. It will be soon accessible via the library catalog and Database Information System (DBIS). Here you can access the service. Please note that it is available in German only.

Here you will find the guide for accessing construction tables-digital.

Learning videos

LinkedIn Learning Online-Videos


The video platform LinkedIn Learning provides a wide range of online training courses in seven languages (former Lynda). The main represented topics are IT, business and creative design for developers as well as for users.


For separate videos you can look up via library catalog and get immediate access.
It is only possible to get the access for the HFT members with HFT e-mail address and account.

Login-Guide for LinkedIn Learning


Print and online

Journal title

Journal contents

  • In order to find journal articles, you have to search in related specialist databases. DBIS is the right place to start with.
  • Here you will find the guide on how to search in the EZB Electronic Journals Library outside the campus

Useful Catalogs

Searching the online union catalog of the academic libraries in Baden-Württemberg

Research in the Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog. Meta search engine for union catalogs and directories of books available worldwide

subito is a fee-based document delivery service of German libraries. subito guarantees delivery of copied journal articles within 72 hours (Monday to Friday). Please note: The HFT library does not provide access. You register yourself with subito. Registration is free of charge, only when you place an order do you incur fees.