The library of the Main Campus offers a stock of approximately 80,000 printed and audiovisual media units (books, magazines, standards etc.) and about 40,000 e-books.
In addition, you have the option of borrowing the energy-saving package for free.
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 are not part of the library's non-lending, special or reserve collection.
Special loans a) of the non-lending or special collection, b) of individual journals / volumes or c) of the reserve collection are only possible overnight or over a weekend. Please come to the service desk half an hour before the end of the opening hours.
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. "DV 48/0246"). It tells you where to find the medium in the bookshelves.
Please come to the service desk to borrow the appropriate media.
You have two options for returning borrowed media:
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 usually three weeks.
Overdue fees are charged for all media you have borrowed and returned or extended too late. The amount is specified in the fee schedule of the library:
The following applies: The overdue fees for the late return or renewal of borrowed media amount to 2.00 EUR per borrowed medium for each commenced week. In the case of special loans measured in days, the late fees amount to EUR 2.00 for each commenced working day (as of 10/2018).
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
If you search for a particular medium in the online catalogue, it may happen that all its copies have already been borrowed. In such a case, you have the option to reserve the already borrowed medium. Please come to the service desk or send us an e-mail.
Once the reserved medium has been returned, you will be notified by e-mail. The medium is then ready for you to pick up at the service desk for seven days.
Background: Your online library account allows you i. a. to keep track of your loans and return dates and to extend loan periods.
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:
Right in front of the library entrance and in the entrance area of building B you will find lockers.
The seperate regulations for the use of the lockers of the Trier University Library apply (German).
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