Hochschule Karlsruhe Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule Karlsruhe Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences


Literature supply and learning spaces

The library of the HKA is a branch library of the KIT Library and is responsible for the supply of literature within the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. It is located in building A/upper floor on the campus of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. The Campus-Card serves as a library card. This must be registered for use and activated on site.

Lending and literature search

Here is the most important information on how to use the library and the rules of the game. All other services, such as literature searches in the KIT catalogue, can be found via a separate section of the KIT librarywebsite.


HKA Library closed on public holidays May 1st, 9th, 20th & 30th!

The KIT library is open 24 hours a day on public holidays.
On these days, access to the library is only possible with a valid library card or student ID.
Information desks and reading rooms are not staffed.

The HKA Library team wishes you happy holidays!

Information about the end of the Citavi license

The state license for the reference management system Citavi will expire in Baden-Württemberg on March 31, 2024!
For further information click here.
We currently only recommend new users to use Citavi if you complete your writing project by the end of March 2024! Otherwise, we recommend using the reference management system Zotero (open source) as an alternative.

Online courses

The online course "Good Scientific Practice" is unlocked on ILIAS for all students at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. The course shows which rules and norms of the scientific system are already relevant during studies and how research is conducted honestly. Interested students can work through the course individually at any time. The course was developed as part of the state-wide project helpBW, which is being realised under the leadership of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in cooperation with the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and other universities in Baden-Württemberg. Other online courses in the area of information and writing skills are currently being developed.


Library management
Matthias Kwaśnicki
matthias kwasnicki∂kit edu
Tel: +49 (0)721 925-2864

Tel: +49 (0)721 925-2866
fbh∂bibliothek kit edu
Moltkestraße 30
76133 Karlsruhe

Opening hours:
Library: Mo–Fr 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Study rooms: Mo–Fr 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.