The library of the Environmental Campus offers a stock of approximately 55,000 printed and audiovisual media units (books, magazines, DVDs, etc.) and about 40,000 e-books. Much of it can be borrowed or downloaded free of charge.
In addition, you can borrow USB sticks at the information desk.
In the following overview you will find the most important information about lending.
As a registered user of the library, you can borrow books, AV media (e.g. DVDs) and journals from the library free of charge. The only exceptions are media that belong to the library's reference or special collection.
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.
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.
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:
Overdue fees are charged for all media you have borrowed and returned or extended too late:
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
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 fees for the use of the services of the library are regulated by the following ordinances:
The stock of the library offers you about 47,000 e-books. A large part of the full texts is stored for you in the SpringerLink database. There are two ways to find the e-books:
You can borrow USB flash drives at the information desk, e.g. for the usage of the book scanner. There are four sticks available.
Please return borrowed sticks to the library's information desk.
Please note: USB flash drives that are returned late will incur overdue fees:
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