Since you have been studying at ITC we suppose you know the ITC Library very well.

During your study at the ITC we tried to create an environment for you, in which you were able to select, acquire and present the information necessary for your study.
Besides that we tried to teach you the necessary skills to do so.

Since you are back in your own country you can no longer profit anymore from the environment of the ITC Library. Maybe there are very good facilities in your neighborhood and you do not need ITC library anymore.

We found out that many alumni like to keep in touch with ITC library for their information needs.
That is why we made a special section on our homepage for you.


We hope you understand we cannot give you the same support and services as during your stay in ITC but we will try to explain the different services you can use from our homepage and which services we can offer.

First of all our catalogue ADLIB is accessible for you through the Internet. The catalogue contains bibliographic data on books, journal titles, conference proceedings, maps, audio visual materials, web sites, MSc theses, PhD theses, IFA PM reports and all other output from ITC staff members and students. For many sources, only bibliographic data is available, but also links to full text are provided.

Furthermore, you can use our Digital Library to have access to other databases. Some databases will allow you to use their search engine, but you no longer have access to the full text journal articles. 

Full text sources are also available from Academic Output Most MSc theses are available as full text since 2002; the same goes for PhD theses. Also other types of academic output sometimes have links to full text. 

Under News you may find our weekly published list of Latest Additions to the library collection.

On the General information page the more information on available databases section gives you information on how to use various platforms and databases. Be aware that some databases are only accessible for staff and students of ITC.

You cannot borrow books from ITC Library but in some cases we will send photocopies of parts of books or journal articles. Also we are not allowed to send you complete e-books, if possible we will inform you of Open Access alternatives.

Free and Open Access resources

Our special Open Acces page guides you to a wide range of scientific information that is available in Open Access platforms. Also a selection of journals on ITC research topics is listed at the end of this page.

You may be familiar with the reference manager Mendeley which is free for everyone, see also our Mendeley Manual. Now also EndNote has a limited (50,000 ref) free online edition you may want to try.


If you have any questions, suggestions or remarks, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible and inform you on the services we can offer you.