Borrowing materials


Materials for which you need to submit a request
Most items will need to be requested from the library’s closed stacks. You can search for and request items via the Saarland Online Public Access Catalogue.
Requests from the closed stacks can normally be picked up about 90 minutes later from the self-service collection area. The materials that you requested will be placed on a numbered section of the self-service collection shelf. The number of the section is that given by the last two digits of your library user number. You can then borrow these materials using one of the self-service checkout machines. The self-service checkout machines are located in the main hall and in the textbook collection.

Textbook collection
The books held in the textbook collection, which is located on the lower ground floor (level -1) of the main library building, are freely accessible and can be taken out on loan in the normal way.

Philology Library
Special lending rules apply to the collections housed in the Philology Library.

Reading rooms
The materials in the reading rooms are for reference only and cannot be borrowed.

Journal articles
Articles from specialist journals and periodicals will be delivered to you as PDF files by the electronic document delivery service ELiSa. You will receive the article no later than four days after placing your order. Requests for bound periodicals will be delivered to the main library building where they can be viewed. Please tick the relevant box when filling out your request.

Special items
Psychological tests (use local lending form Ausleihe Psychologischer Tests Ortsleihe), audiovisual materials or materials from the Libri Separati collection are available for collection on the first working day after the request was submitted. Please note that special rules apply to the use of these materials.

Other sites
Saarland University’s libraries