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Lending services

Almost all media (books, CD-Roms, etc.) from the library's holdings can be borrowed for use at home. You cannot borrow older (pre-1911) books, large books, valuable or damaged books as well as some reference works and special collections.

As a general rule, the online catalogue will always tell you if and for how long a specific book can be borrowed. If in doubt, please contact the staff at the respective library.

To order and borrow books, a library card is required.

To order and borrow books, a library card is required.

Reminder fees

If you fail to return a book by its due date, a reminder fee will be charged and your lending privileges will be temporarily revoked.

As of 1 October 2008, the fees are as follows:

  • €2.00 reminder fee per e-mail or letter sent to you
  • €0.20 late fee per overdue book and day, starting from the due date

After the due date, a reminder e-mail will be sent to you (or letter, if you have no e-mail address). If you do not return the book within 9 days, you will receive a second reminder by regular mail, after another 9 days a third reminder by recorded mail. Please be sure that your correct e-mail address is entered in your user account, and check your e-mail regularly.