Borrowing and Requesting


In order to borrow or request literature a valid library card is required.

Registration with the Library
First get your TUCard activated at the circulation desk. Now you are able to renew, reserve or borrow titles or order them from the closed stacks by logging in with your library number. You will find this number below the bar code on the reverse side of your TU card. The numbers initial digits are 0104… Your password is your date of birth DDMMYY. From your library account you can see whether the books that you have borrowed have been reserved and also the borrowing expiry date of the media you have borrowed.

Text Book Collection
Several copies of major text books are to be found in the text book collection. The books are arranged according to subject. They can be taken from the shelves at will and borrowed at the self-service station near the information desk. The loan period is 4 weeks. You will find a non-lendable copy of each title in the reading room.

Reading room
Here you will find literature about all the subjects read at this university: reference books, current titles, serially published journals from the last ten years and newspapers. Primary works of reference from other subject areas are available.  As in the text book collection the stocks of the reading room are arranged according to subject area. Apart from a few exceptions (non-lendable copies with a red shelf mark) books can be borrowed from the reading room via the self-service station.

Books from the closed stacks
... need to be requested from the catalogue.

Media that are ordered before 9 a.m. can be picked up by 10 a.m. Media ordered before 3 p.m. can be picked up by 4 p.m. Everthing ordered after that time will be prepared for the next day. The media will remain in the self-pickup shelf for 5 days.

You check out the books yourself via the self-service station near the information desk and return them via the self-service station near the circulation desk. Please note the opening hours of the closed stacks and the circulation desk.

At the circulation desk you only get reserved books and books delivered by inter-library loan.

Media that you picked up from the self-pickup shelf need to be checked out via the self-service station just as reserved titles. Please use the self-service station near the circulation desk to return the books.

Borrowed titles can be reserved in the online-catalogue. After their return reserved titles are held available for you at the circulation desk for five opening days. You will be informed by e-mail of the title's availability.

Loan period
The loan period for standard loan and for inter-library loan from other libraries is 4 weeks. Short loan is 8 days.

Loan renewal
Unless a title which you have borrowed has been reserved by someone else, you may renew the loan period up to 3 times:

Titles acquired by inter-library loan can only be renewed directly at the circulation desk and is subject to approval by the lending library. Short loan titles cannot be renewed!

Reminder of expiry of loan periods
The UL informs students of TU Clausthal who have lodged their e-mail addresses with the circulation prior to the expiry of the loan date.

The fee regulations for university libraries are in force here. You will find information about due fees in your library account. Please pay due fees immediately between Mondays and Fridays, otherwise your library card will be suspended.

Primary fees
1st overdue notice             2 Euro
2nd overdue notice            5 Euro (plus 1st overdue notice)
3rd overdue notice             10 Euro (plus 1st and 2nd overdue notice)
Inter-library loan request   1.50 Euro
Library card                        5 Euro (renewal free)

Library account
To your account
Information Desk: 05323/72 3636
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Circulation Desk:   05323/72 2303
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