All Open Access Areas in the Zentralbibliothek and the Department Libraries can be visited without registration. However, if you want to check out books or request books via interlibrary loan you will need a library card ("Bibliotheksausweis").
For all questions about registration please contact the Circulation Department ("Leihstelle") on the Ground Floor of the Central Library.
Phone: 314-76001, email: leihstelle(at)ub.tu-berlin(dot)de.
Registration hours: Mo - Fr 9:00 - 18:00, Sa 10:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 18:00.
Students and staff of the TU Berlin use their valid Student's card/ staff ID to check out library materials.
TU alumni and UdK students, staff and alumni receive a library card free of charge.
Members of Berlin and Brandenburg universities will receive a library card free of charge.
Publicly funded German institutions (as corporate bodies) will receive a library card free of charge.
Other users can acquire a one-year library card for 20 Euros.
Library cards are issued at the Circulation Department on the Ground Floor upon presentation of a valid German ID or a foreign passport including police registration.
All Library cards are valid for the Zentralbibliothek (TU and UdK) and for all TU and UdK department libraries (borrowing restrictions apply for UdK audiovisual materials and the TU textbook collection).
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
You will find your requests arranged on the shelf by the first two letters of your last name and the last four digits of your user ID e.g. request for Michael Tester, user ID 169090123450 on the shelf: Te 3450.
You can immediately check out (requested) items using the self-issue machines
Requests from the closed stacks and reserved items can be picked up within 7 opening days. When this period has expired the books will be cleared away
Reading room requests and non-book materials from TU holdings and interlibrary loan requests have to be collected and checked out at the circulation desk
Reading room requests from UdK holdings have to be picked up at the UdK information desk or the media centre on the 4<sup>th</sup> floor
If you cannot find a requested item on the shelf there will be a ‚dummy case‘ which informs you about the status of your request
If you have further questions please contact our staff at the circulation desk
Delivery schedule for requested materials from the closed stacks
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.
Unless reserved by another user, items can be renewed via your library account (sign in at Primo Knowledge Portal), at the Circulation Desk in the Central or any of the Department Libraries or by phone at (030) 314-76001. Renewal is possible up to 5 times.
You can reserve books which are on loan via the Primo Knowledge Portal. When they are returned you will be notified by e-mail or letter.
If possible, return books 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. Besides, there is a Book return slot marked "Anonyme Buchrückgabe" outside the Library in the Foyer.
Material not available in the TU or UdK library can be ordered via interlibrary loan by registered users.
Please remember to return or renew items on time. Overdue notices are often sent already in the night after the due date.
Overdue items will incur fines:
( = EUR 15 in total per item after the 3rd overdue notice)