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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 books older than 100 years, large books, valuable or damaged books as well as some reference works and special collections.

Books from textbook collections can only be borrowed by students.

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.

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.