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Borrowing, Renewing and Returning

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Borrowing Items

If you want to check out books you will need a library card ("Bibliotheksausweis").

To check out items from the Open Access Areas in the Central Library, go to the Circulation Desk on the Ground Floor or use the Self-Issue Machines there.

Items requested from the Closed Stacks can also be collected at the Self-service collection area in the Circulation Department. Here you can find all items requested from the closed stacks as well as all reserved items when they are ready for loan.

Loan period in the Central Library is 4 weeks. Reference materials (marked by a red dot on the book spine), journals and rare books are not for loan.

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Loan Periods

Loan Periods
Which type of item? How long?
Books 4 weeks (except reference material)
TU / UdK students and external users: max. 50 items at the same time
Periodicals (single issues and bound volumes) not for loan
'Short loan' for reference material Ask for permission at information desks: Check out no earlier than 2 hours before closing time at the circulation desk, return next opening day until 10:00.
Media in department libraries Physics Department Library: Short loan: check out 2 hours before closing time, return next opening day until 10:00. Otherwise, above mentioned rules apply.

Architecture Department Library: The loan period is 14 days. Exception: Text book collection items keep the loan period of 28 days.

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Renewing Items

You can renew all items as often as you wish up to a maximum of 180 days:

  • via your library account (sign in at Primo Knowledge Portal).

  • at the Circulation Desk in the Central or any of the Department Libraries 

  • by phone at (030) 314-76001.


You will not be able to renew items in case

  • items been reserved by another user.
  • the maximum loan period of 180 days has been reached. For a new loan, the medium must be presented at the counter 
  • your library card has expired
  • items which have been ordered via interlibrary loan.
  • your library account has been blocked.

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Reminder Email Notices

Tip: Tell us your email address (in person at the library or enter it in your library account by yourself). As a courtesy, the TU University Library then will send you a reminder email notice shortly before items are due.
However we advise you to check your due dates regularly. Non-receipt of a reminder notice will not constitute grounds for waiving of fines.


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Returning Items

If possible, return items to the library where you have borrowed them. A self-return machine is available in the Central Library building in the foyer next to the Library doors. A return receipt will be issued on demand. Besides, there is a book return slot marked "Anonyme Buchrückgabe" outside the Library in the Foyer.

Out of opening hours of the Departmental Libraries, you can also return the items in the Central Library during the opening hours of the Circulation Department.

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Zusatzinformationen / Extras

Circulation Department

Tel.:  030 314-76001
Fax:  030 314-76028
Location:Zentralbibliothek, Ground Floor


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