Loan Period | Renewal, Bank Account, and Fines

The usual loan period is 30 days and it can be renewed up to ten times online, unless the item has been reserved. If there is a desire to continue using the volumes beyond the ten renewals (rebooking), please click here.

If you have indicated your email address, you will receive a reminder 4 days before your loans are due. This includes items borrowed for home reading as well as items requested to the reading room.

Please use your library account to renew your loaned items.
Please avoid renewing items too early.
The extension of a loan period is only possible if your library card will still be valid when the loan period ends.

Bundeskasse - Dienstort Kiel
IBAN: DE18 2000 0000 0020 0010 66
in favour of 1097 5030 9879 / library card number: ...

Please specify your library card number and please allow for a processing time of approximately 10 days.

Alternatively you can also pay outstanding fees and charges at the issue desks using a debit card (EC card). Unfortunately, it is not possible to pay cash.

If you overrun the loan period, the following cumulative overdue fines per item will become due (§4 Scale of Charges):

1st reminder 3 €

2nd reminder 4 €

3rd reminder 5 €

4th reminder 10 €

All overdue fines are displayed in your library account. From a sum of 66 Euros as well as from the 4th reminder, a blocking of the account starts automatically. To avoid this, we recommend that you pay the outstanding fees in time.