Loan periods

You have 5 working days to pick up the items you ordered.

Please return the books on time, i.e. at the latest on the last day of the loan period and before closing time. If you use the book return box in Kiel after closing time on that day, overdue fines will apply.

The following loan conditions apply to all persons verifiably resident in Germany.

Loan periods
PublicationLoan periods
BooksThe loan period is 3 weeks. It can be renewed up to four times if no reservation has been made. Then the book must be presented at the loan desk and can be re-issued if desired.
Journals and newspapersJournals and newspapers will be held for you at the loan desk for 5 working days and can be read, copied and scanned on site. If there is no reservation for them you can have them re-issued for another week.

Overdue fines

If books are returned late, we charge overdue fines at the following rates:

Overdue fines
Return past due datewithin 7 dayswithin 8-14 dayswithin 15-21 dayswithin 22-28 days
Overdue fines per title€ 1,-€ 2,50 € 5,- € 15,-

Overdue fines can only be paid in cash.

Please take note that at the fourth stage of overdue loans the user card will be disabled and further borrowings will not be possible. The user card will also be disabled if the amount due exceeds € 25.