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.
Background: The stock of the library offers you about 36,000 e-books. These will not be borrowed ("Onleihe"), but can be downloaded permanently by you as PDF documents free of charge.
Procedure: The e-books can be researched via the online catalogue. You will recognize them in the hit display at the @-icon as well as at the "[E-Book]" link at the bottom left. Follow the link to access the book in a database and download it as needed.
Requirement for the download: use of a campus computer, setup of a VPN connection or authentication via Shibboleth.
Legal information: please note!
Background: Books, AV media (e.g. DVDs) and journals can be borrowed by you free of charge. Requirement: They 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.
Procedure: 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.
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.
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
Please return borrowed media at the service desk of the library.
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).
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
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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