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FAQ: Borrowing and Returning Books

Where can I collect ordered media?

Ordered media can be collected in the Loans section of the Central Library.

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When are ordered books ready for collection?

Orders from the stacks can be picked up after approximately one day.

Orders from the OTH Regensburg library can be picked up after approximately two days.

Inter-library loan orders can be picked up after approximately 7 to 10 days.

Once your order is ready for collection, you will receive a notification by e-mail.

In your library account you will find your order no longer under requests but under loans.

How long are orders available for collection?

You have five opening days to collect orders from Regensburg libraries.

Inter-library loan orders can be picked up within ten opening days.

If you are unable to pick up your orders during this collection period, you are welcome to ask the Information for an extension of the collection period.

How can I borrow books from the Textbook Collection?

In the Textbook Collection in the Central Library and in the reading room medicine you can use the self-checkout system to borrow books.

Place your user ID card under the scanner.

Your user account is recognized.

Place your media on the rack to borrow them.

You can put up to three books there at the same time.
Please make sure that all your borrowed books are displayed in green letters on the screen.

With the button 'User account' you can view and print your account data.

Don't forget to log out at the end!

You can now choose whether to print a receipt.

If there are any error messages, if titles are displayed in red or the gates light up red when you leave, please contact the person at the desk next to the entrance of the Textbook Collection or the reading room medicine.

Where do I return the media?

Please return borrowed items where you picked it up.

Media from the stacks and inter-library loans can be returned in the Loans section of the Central Library. You can also return media from the OTH Regensburg Library there.

Please return media from the Textbook Collection in the Textbook Collection.

Holdings from reading rooms have to be returned in the respective reading room.

Alternatively, books can also be returned at the automatic Pick Up and Return Station.

You can also return borrowed books by mail.
Please include a note with your name and user number.

Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg
Universitätsstr. 31
93053 Regensburg

Allow up to one week until these books from postal shipping can be scanned.

How can I extend the loan period of borrowed media?

The regular loan period of four weeks for media from the stacks and the Textbook Collection is automatically extended by another four weeks, provided there is no reservation.

If you need a second extension (another four weeks) you have to do it yourself. Please click on bulk renewal in your Regensburg Catalog plus account .

Please note: All extensions are made under reserve, i.e. in case someone reserves the title during your first or second extension you will be notified by e-mail that the title has to be returned within one week. Please check your account regularly for this reason.

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