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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 2 hours before closing time, return next opening day until 10:00
Media in department libraries Physics Department Library: above mentioned rules apply
Architecture Department Library: The load 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 which have been reserved by another user.
  • Items which have been ordered via interlibrary loan.
  • In case 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.

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Zusatzinformationen / Extras

Circulation Department

Tel.:  030 314-76001
Fax:  030 314-76028
leihstelle(at)ub.tu-berlin.de
Location:Zentralbibliothek, Ground Floor

Hours