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    How long can I keep what I check out?
    How many things can I check out at the same time?
    How can I renew a book or a DVD?
    What is the late fee if I forget to return a book?

With a valid library card, you can borrow the following:

  • Adults up to 50 items at a time (of those, a maximum of six DVDs and six CDs).
  • Up to six e-books and e-audiobooks for two or three weeks (your choice).
  • Children and teens between 9-17 years old may check out items that comply with the Youth Protection Act (Jugendschutzgesetz). Maximum number of items that can be checked out: 30 items at one time (of those, a maximum of six DVDs and six CDs).
  • Children between 0 and 8 years old may check out all children’s items that comply with the Youth Protection Act. Maximum number of items that can be checked out: 30 items at one time (of those, a maximum of six DVDs and six CDs).

 

Lending periods

Books, magazines, music CDs and audiobooks 4 weeks
DVDs and test materials 1 week
E-books 2 or 3 weeks
E-audiobooks 2 or 3 weeks
E-reader 2 weeks

Media that is part of our reference materials (red call number) and the most recent issues of magazines can only be read inside the library.

 

Renewals

The lending period for all media can be renewed twice as long as no one else has reserved the item and your account is not locked.
You can renew your media online, by telephone, or by e-mail (bibliothek@dai-tuebingen.de).
To renew an item, you will need your library card number and your password.

 

Overdue media (overdue fees):

Books and magazines:
per item per (started) week
1.00 €
DVDs and TV series:
per item and day
0.50 €

There is also a flat fee of 0.70 € per warning.

 

Reserving media

You can reserve items that are checked out for a fee of 1.00 € per item. This works at any time in the online catalog by clicking on the button “reserve ” and entering your account information.
You can also reserve an item in person in the library or by calling us (07071-79526-16). As soon as the item is ready to be picked up, you will receive a notification. After receiving the notification, you have two weeks to borrow the item you reserved.

 

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