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Facts about ordering and borrowing

All important details on media ordering and borrowing

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Borrowing of media

  • A large part of the books are freely accessible. Except for some items marked "Nicht ausleihbar" (not lendable), you may take such books from the shelves and borrow them.
  • Journals must not be lent. Please read or scan them at the library while observing the copyright.
  • Please book the borrowed media on your library account before leaving the KIT Library.

 

Location Borrowing options More information
KIT-Bibliothek Süd Self-issue terminals
(ground floor, new building)
Booking on one’s own anytime
KIT-Bibliothek Nord Information desk
(ground floor)
Booking during opening hours
Fachbibliothek Chemie Information desk Booking during opening hours
Fachbibliothek Physik Information desk Booking during opening hours
Fachbibliothek HsKA Self-issue terminal Booking during opening hours
Fachbibliothek DHBW Karlsruhe Self-issue terminals Booking during opening hours

 

Reservations and ordered media

Reservations

  • Currently not available media can be reserved free of charge via the KIT catalog.
  • Please select "Ausleihe" (borrowing) in the detail display of the KIT catalog, log in with your library account number and password and enter the item to be reserved as well as the desired location of issue.
  • You will be notified as soon as the media are ready for collection. The media will be reserved for you to be collected within ten days.

Media from the "Magazin" (closed stack)

  • Media from the closed stack can be ordered via the KIT catalog.
  • Please select "Ausleihe" (borrowing) in the detail display of the KIT catalog, log in with your library account number and password and enter the item to be reserved as well as the desired location of issue.
  • As a rule, the media are ready for collection within 1 – 2 hours and are reserved for you to be collected within one week.

Media from other locations

  • Media from BIB-S, BIB-N, FBH, and FBD can be ordered via the KIT catalog to the location of your choice.
  • Please select "Ausleihe" (borrowing) in the detail display of the KIT catalog, log in with your library account number and password and enter the desired location.
  • The media are ready for collection within 1 – 2 days.

 

Collecting the ordered media

The location of collection is displayed when ordering or reserving media or can be selected by you and be subsequently displayed in "Mein Konto" (my account).

 

Location Place of issue More information
KIT-Bibliothek Süd

Pick-up shelf
(ground floor, old building)

Collection anytime

  Books are found in the shelf whose number corresponds to the last two digits of the library card.

Information desk
(ground floor, new building)

Collection during service hours

Information desk
Lesesaal Technik
(second floor, new building)

Collection during service hours

Interlibrary loan station
(ground floor, old building)

Collection anytime

 Items are booked when collected.

KIT-Bibliothek Nord

Information desk
(ground floor)

Collection during opening hours

Fachbibliothek HsKA

Pick-up shelf

Booking during opening hours

Information desk

Collection during service hours

Fachbibliothek DHBW Karlsruhe

Pick-up shelf

Booking during opening hours

Information desk

Collection during service hours

 

Return of media

You do not need your library card for the return of media. Please keep the receipt for possible complaints.

 

Location Return options More information
KIT-Bibliothek Süd Self-service return machines
(ground floor, new building)
Return on one’s own anytime
KIT-Bibliothek Nord Information desk
(ground floor)
Return during opening hours
Fachbibliothek Chemie Information desk Return during opening hours
Fachbibliothek Physik Information desk Return during opening hours
Fachbibliothek HsKA Self-service return machine Return on one’s own during opening hours
Fachbibliothek DHBW Karlsruhe Information desk Return during opening hours
Storage box
(on the left, next to building when viewed from the entrance)
Return outside opening hours

 

Loan periods and renewals

  • The loan period is one month.
  • The loan period may be extended ten days before expiry at the earliest and at most five times by one month each, provided that the respective media are not reserved or have been reminded more than twice to be returned, and on condition that the library account is not blocked.
  • Please make sure to extend loan periods in due time online in your account or by phone.