University and
State Library

Lending

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A loan account is required for borrowing physical media and using the Onleihe platform.

Please fill in the registration form completely and confirm your entries by clicking on "send". Then print out the form and present it at one of the HLB locations. Please bring your StudentCard or your identity card or a valid passport in combination with proof of residence (current registration certificate or electronic residence permit) to activate your account.

You can also register on site at one of the library PCs.

Minors also need a written declaration of consent (in German only) and the identity card or passport of their legal guardian.

You can access your borrowing account ("Ihr Ausleihkonto") with your library card number or the number on the back of your StudentCard together with the password (date of birth format: DDMMJJ).

In your account, you can:

  • view your borrowed media
  • renew borrowed items
  • check any incurred charges
  • view and delete reservations
  • change your e-mail address
  • change your password

Registered library users can borrow up to 50 media at the same time. If you would like to borrow more media, please bring back the books you no longer need. If the maximum number of loans has been reached, no orders can be placed in Katalog Plus.

Lending period

The lending period is generally four weeks, for some media types two weeks. If media are not returned or renewed in time, a reminder fee will be charged.

Renewals

A medium can be renewed up to five times (online via your borrowing account ("Ihr Ausleihkonto") up to the last day of the lending period or by telephone) by a period of four or two weeks, unless it has been reserved by another user. A sixth renewal or a renewal after the end of the lending period is only possible by telephone or at the lending desk.

Returns

The borrowed media can be returned to all five library sites. In Bertramstra├če, Kurt-Schumacher-Ring and Unter den Eichen, there are return boxes, which are also accessible outside the opening hours.

Reservations

If a medium is borrowed, a reservation can be made. To do this:

  • search for the title in Katalog Plus,
  • click on "vormerken" and
  • enter your user number and password.

If there are several copies, please note the date of return and the number of reservations.

Once the medium has been returned, you will receive an e-mail. You have seven working days to pick it up.