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Requesting, Reserving and Collecting Items

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Requesting Items

  • Items from the closed stacks ('Magazin') can be ordered via Primo Knowledge Portal. Please note: In Primo these items are marked as 'TU Zentralbibliothek Magazin - bitte bestellen'. 
  • Requests from the closed stacks can be picked up within 3 opening days at the Self-service collection area.

Reserving Items

  • You can reserve books which are on loan via the Primo Knowledge Portal. When they are returned you will be notified by email.
  • Reserved items can be picked up within 5 opening days.

Collecting Items / Self-service collection area

  • Reserved items which are ready for loan and items requested from the Closed Stacks can be collected at the Self-service collection area in the Circulation Department.
  • 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.

    Request for: Shelved under: 
    Michael Tester,
    user ID 169090123450
    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 5 opening days. When this period has expired the books will be cleared away.
  • Reading room requests and non-book materials from TU holdings as well as interlibrary loan materials which are 'in libray use' only can be collected at the information desk on the third floor. 
  • Interlibrary loan materials which can be checked out have to be collected and checked out at the circulation desk.
  • 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.

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Zusatzinformationen / Extras

Circulation Department

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


Further Information

Rare Books / Old Prints

 Specific Terms for Rare Books / Old Prints (in German)


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