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Loan periods and renewals

The loan period is four weeks for books and two weeks for bound journals. Reference materials with a yellow spine label cannot be borrowed at all.

We will send you a reminder four days before the loan period ends (usually via e-mail).

In most cases, it is possible to renew the loan period if you still need the items. To do so, please choose "Borrower information" in the library catalogue. Afterwards a window will open where you have to identify yourself with your user number and password. Now choose "Loans", select the items you would like to renew and then click "Renew". To make sure that all selected items actually have been renewed, please check their due date at "Loans" again.

However, renewals are not possible if

  • another user has placed a reservation or
  • the items are overdue and fines have arisen or
  • the loan period has already been renewed too often.


For overdue materials, fines will be charged at the following rates:

In case the overdue notices are sent by post, you would have to reimburse the postage, too. If the amount due exceeds €20.00, you will be disabled for both further loans and renewals.