Overdue Fines

Please check the due dates of your items via your library account and renew or return them in time. Avoid library fines in doing so and save your money for much nicer things.

Find your membership status and find out the most important information about library fines below.

Students

If you do not return an item by its due date you will be notified three days after. This notification is subject to fines. At intervals of one week you will receive the second, third and fourth notification. The first three notification are sent by e-mail, the fourth by letter. The fines become effective when they are entered in the electronic circulation system and not when the notifications are sent by e-mail or letter.

The following fines are charged:

Fines for loans and interlibrary loans:

1st notification: € 1,50/item
2nd notification: an additional € 5,00/item
3rd notification: an additional € 10,00/item
4th notification: an additional € 10,00/item

Fines for short loans:

Returned on due date after 12.01 p.m.: € 3,00/item
Returned one day late after 12.01 p.m.: an additional € 3,00/item
Returned two days late after 12.01 p.m.: an additional € 3,00/item
Each further day the library is open: an additional € 3,00/item

University Personnel

The day after the twelfth renewal of an item or the day after the due date of a reserved item you will receive the first notification by e-mail. This notification is free of charge. Please return these items to the library. If you do not so you will receive all further notifications at intervals of one week. The fourth notification is sent by letter.
The fines become effective when they are entered in the electronic circulation system and not when the notifications are sent by e-mail or letter.

The following fines are charged:

1st notification: free of charge
2nd notification: € 1,50/item
3rd notification: an additional € 5,00/item
4th notification: an additional € 10,00/item

External Users

If you do not return an item by its due date you will be notified three days after. This notification is subject to fines. At intervals of one week you will receive the second, third and fourth notification. The first three notification are sent by e-mail, the fourth by letter. The fines become effective when they are entered in the electronic circulation system and not when the notofications are sent by e-mail or letter.

Following fines are demanded:

Fines for loans and interlibrary loans:

1st notification: € 1,50/item
2nd notification: an additional € 5,00/item
3rd notification: an additional € 10,00/item
4th notification: an additional € 10,00/item

Fines for short loans:

Returned on due date after 12.01 p.m.: € 3,00/item
Returned one day late after 12.01 p.m.: an additional € 3,00/item
Returned two days late after 12.01 p.m.: an additional € 3,00/item
Each further day the library is open: an additional € 3,00/item