Borrowing from the collection
Most books in the collection may be borrowed. These are in the closed stacks and can be requested through the UL catalogue with a EUR student card or library card. You can collect a requested book from the circulation desk after approximately twenty minutes. You have six workdays to collect your requested books.
The following cannot be borrowed:
books in the reading rooms
books in faculty and other libraries
books published before 1850
A total of up to ten books may be borrowed at one time. This total is 25 for EUR staff.
It is possible to have the books delivered by PostNL or internal post for € 2.75. More information is available from the Virtual Desk.
Loan period and overdue charges
The loan period for books is three weeks. If you do not return the book in time you will receive a reminder after the due date and subsequent reminders after the second, third and fourth weeks. After that you will receive a bill for the replacement of a book. The charges per book are:
- 1st reminder € 0.50
- 2nd reminder € 0.75
- 3rd reminder € 1.50
- 4th reminder € 2.50
- Replacement bill:
- € 12.50 administrative charge
- € 50 replacement cost
- Reminder charge
The costs can add up to € 67.75 per book
Returning borrowed books
You can return books:
- To the circulation desk during the circulation desk’s opening hours.
You can get a receipt of return or payment of incurred charges from the circulation desk.
- By depositing them in the book return box at the entrance to the Library during the University Library’s opening hours. If you deposit your books into the return box after the University Library has closed, the books will be processed the next day and this day counts as the return date. The return box is emptied several times a day during the circulation desk’s opening hours. The books are processed immediately and are no longer registered in your name.
- By post. This is at your own risk.
- As a borrower you are responsible for returning books on time or extending the loan period.
- You are also responsible for ensuring that you receive e-mail or post addressed to you. Untimely receipt of an e-mail or post addressed to you on account of an address change, a full e-mail box, etc. are not valid arguments for the UL to cancel the overdue charges.
- Your library card will be blocked after a third reminder or if you have incurred € 5 or more in charges.
- If you do not meet your obligations a debt-collecting agency will be called in (standard procedure).
- If you have lost a book please report this as soon as possible to the Virtual Desk.
- In case of a dispute with the UL about whether or not you have returned a book on time, the UL’s administration will be decisive, unless you have a receipt of return.
- For more information read the Rules and regulations (Chapter 3: Borrowing).