The library of the Environmental Campus offers a stock of approximately 55,000 printed and audiovisual media units (books, magazines, DVDs, etc.) and about 36,000 e-books. Much of it can be borrowed or downloaded free of charge.
In addition, you have the option of using USB sticks, iPads, e-readers and energy-saving package ("devices"). Here a usage fee has to be paid in some cases.
In the following overview you will find the most important information about lending and device usage.
Background: The stock of the library offers you about 36,000 e-books. These will not be borrowed ("Onleihe"), but can be downloaded permanently by you as PDF documents free of charge.
Procedure: The e-books can be researched via the online catalogue. You will recognize them in the hit list by the addition "[eBook]" behind the main title of the book. Follow the "Electronic Access" link to access the book in a database and download it as needed.
Requirement for the download: use of a campus computer, setup of a VPN connection or authentication via Shibboleth.
Legal information: please note!
Background: Books, AV media (e.g. DVDs) and journals can be borrowed by you free of charge. Requirement: They are not part of the library's non-lending or special collection.
Procedure: The printed and audiovisual media can be researched via the online catalogue. If there is a hit, you will find a call number in the display (e.g. "phil Ac 014"). It tells you where to find the medium in the bookshelves. The self-check terminals serve for lending.
Use of the self-check terminals:
Media can only be borrowed from you for a certain period of time. For printed or audiovisual works, the loan periods (or: lending periods) are as follows:
Background: You have the possibility to extend the lending period of a borrowed medium. Requirements are:
Procedure: The renewal can be carried out
Library account: Execution of a renewal
To return borrowed media (books, DVDs, etc.) please use the return terminal in the 24/7 room in front of the library ("Bib 24/7"). Simply let the media slide through the return slot; it will be automatically returned.
Press the button on the right to get a return receipt.
Overdue fees are charged for all media you have borrowed and returned or extended too late:
Background: If you search the online catalogue for a particular medium, it may happen that all its copies have already been borrowed. You will get a first indication of this if the button "Place hold" appears on the right side of the hit list.
In this case, click on the title of the hit to call up the detail view. All copies of the medium are listed in it. If all items are borrowed that are not part of the non-lending stock or the special collection, you have the option of reserving one of the copies.
Procedure: execution of a reservation
Important: A medium will be deposited for you in the reservation shelf for seven days. Then the reservation expires. If you want to check your reservations or cancel one of them, you can do so through your user account.
Background: Your online library account allows you i. a. to keep track of your loans and return dates, to extend loan periods and to cancel reservations.
Procedure: Calling up your library account
The following devices can be borrowed from you at the information desk for the following usage fees:
The devices can only be used by you for a certain period of time. The lending periods (or: loan periods) are:
An extension of the lending periods is not possible.
Please return borrowed equipment at the library information desk.
For all devices that you return too late, you will be charged for delays: