Borrowing Books and Resources

Prior to being able to borrow items from the library, new users are required to complete a master information sheet and to return it to the library. Kindly note that it can take up to one working day to activate a user account.

The library’s holdings available for loan include books and AV media such as CD-ROMs and DVDs. The library’s loan stock is openly accessible and arranged by subject.

Borrowing is free of charge.
Reminder fees are incurred if the loan period is exceeded.

The following information does not apply for electronic resources.

User groups, duration of borrowing period and number of media allowed to be borrowed:

Staff members 56 days 100 items
Part-time lecturers 56 days 30 items
Students 28 days 15 items
Graduates 28 days 10 items
Students and lecturers from cooperation partners, interlibrary loans 28 days 3 items


Look in our library catalogue for the particular item, get it from the shelf and bring it to the circulation desk. You may now borrow it under the conditions listed above or you can make single copies.

At the end of the loan period borrowed items must be returned to the library’s circulation desk without a reminder. Items can be placed in the book return box outside our opening times


  • You have searched in our library catalogue for a particular item and discovered from the date in the “status” column that it is already on loan.
  • Please click on “sign in” and fill in the fields as appropriate.
  • As soon as the item has been returned, you will be notified by email.
  • Please go to the “sign in” menu in our library catalogue and enter the required data in the input fields.
  • “My account” shows your current loans, reservations, contact data, etc.
  • Under “loans” you will see the items you have currently borrowed with the due dates for return. You can now either renew selected items or extend the loan period for all your current loans. The old loan period will be cancelled and a new return date issued.
  • Please check the confirmation (status) after your renewal request!
  • In case of an incorrect displaying reload the page or try it again with a different browser
  • The item has been requested by somebody else. Please return the item by the due date. Unfortunately it is not possible to renew the loan in this case.
  •  The extension limit (four times the respective borrowing period, e.g. as a student 4 x 28 days) has been reached.