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Borrowing Books


Physical media can be checked out by members of staff at the Circulation Desks or via the self-checkout machines. In order to borrow items, you need your library card or student card and, if using self-checkout, your password. The standard loan period is 4 weeks. It can be renewed up to 10 times.

Self-Checkout Machines

The library has three self-checkout stations; one at the Education, History and Antiquity Library, and two at Campus Library Südstadt. To borrow an item using these machines, you need your library card or student card and your password. Please note that your password should only conatin letters and numbers.

A short user guide is available below. The machine's touch screen will guide you through the entire borrowing process. Should you have any questions or problems using this service, please contact a member of staff at the Service Desk.

Self-Checkout User Guide

Circulating Books

Books that circulate are marked "on shelf" in Discovery and "lendable" in the Catalogue.

Items from closed stacks can be requested via Discovery and the Catalogue. Learn more about closed stacks here.

All items carry colour-coded stickers denoting whether or not they can be borrowed. The following stickers mean that items can be checked out:


Reference Items

Items in our reference collection, such as journals, newspapers, loose-leaf editions, standards, most bibliographies, and course reserves, should be available to all users at all times and can only be read in the library.

Both Discovery and the Catalogue mark reference materials as "for use in reading room" or "not lendable".

Reference materials from closed stacks need to be requested for use. Learn more about closed stacks here.

These stickers denote in-house use:


Online Request Not Available

If an item cannot be requested online, please ask a member of staff at the Service Desk to order the item for you. Remember to have your library card or student card ready.