Loan periods and returning items

 

Loan periods

  • Book published after 1900
    The loan period is 28 days. You may renew the loan up to ten times, with each extension lasting a further 28 days. If a book has been reserved by another user, you will not be able to renew the loan.
  • Books published before 1900
    These books cannot be borrowed, but they can be reserved for use in the Main Reading Room.
  • Philology Library
    Special lending rules apply to the collections housed in the Philology Library.
  • Periodicals
    Articles will be delivered to your email address by the electronic document delivery service ELiSA.
    Bound volumes of periodicals may be borrowed as same-day loans. Bound volumes must be returned to the library by closing time on the same day. A longer loan period of 14 days is possible if the journal is viewed only in the Main Reading Room. Current issues of periodicals are not made available for borrowing.
  • Audiovisual materials
    The loan period is 28 days. The loan can be renewed up to three times, with each extension lasting a further 28 days.
  • Psychological tests
    The loan period is 14 days. The loan can be renewed up to three times, with each extension lasting a further 14 days.
 

Renewing loans

If you want to renew the loan on a book, please access your library loan account to extend the loan period. The loan will extended by four weeks (starting on the day on which you renew the loan).

 

Reservations

If an item that you would like to borrow has already been ordered by someone else or is already out on loan, you can reserve the item through the Saarland Online Public Access Catalogue. Please note that books from the textbook collection and bound periodicals can only be reserved by members of the library staff.

 

Returns

If you wish to return items from the textbook collection or from the closed stack, or if the loan period for these items cannot be extended any further, please use the self-service return station in the main entrance hall. Interlibrary loans and psychology tests should be returned to the library’s main reception desk.