We are switching to a new lending system – Temporary restrictions and deadlines


The times mentioned in this article are not valid. Please note our updated information!


Ordering books – From 25 August onwards, no new orders can be placed until the changeover is completed. You can still search the catalogue, only the link to the ordering page is not displayed.

Books on loan – Please return all volumes that you do not urgently need, if possible before 28 August. An extension of the loan period of your borrowed volumes is currently neither possible nor necessary.  Books that you have borrowed and still need can be kept after the loan period has expired until the changeover is completed. These volumes will be transferred to the new system and a new deadline will be set.

Reading room loans – Your reading room loans will be transferred into the new lending system between 26 – 28 August. During this time there may be some temporary restrictions on use. After the transfer they will no longer be visible in your account but still on the shelves.
As before, please indicate your renewal requests via the green paper slips or contact us by phone or e-mail. Volumes in the book reserve whose loan period has expired will be removed. This also serves to reduce the amount of data that needs to be transferred to the new system.

Reservations – Currently no media can be reserved. Existing reservations had to be deleted.

Pick up ordered books – From 28 August it is not possible to pick up ordered books for a period of about one week. The lending desk will remain closed.

Access to your library account – From 28 August onwards, you will not be able to access your library account for approximately one week. Probably from the 7th of September you will be able to use all services related to lending in our new system. Your library card number and password will remain unchanged. We recommend that you make a printout of your own account before.

Registration / Renewal of your library card – You will be able to register and renew your card electronically.

Return of borrowed items – Your can return books anonymously even when the lending desk is closed.

Interlibrary loan – You can continue to use the online interlibrary loan service GBV, (Common Library Network), with books available for pick-up after September 7th.
An extension of the loan period of interlibrary loans is not possible during the changeover. Please return the volumes in due time.

Fines – A transfer of open fees is also possible during the changeover.

Thank you for returning your books early and making this transition as easy as possible!

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