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.

You can pay outstanding fees and charges with your Girocard (EC card) on site during service hours at the Information & Service Desk, Haus Unter den Linden or at the Lending Desk, Haus Potsdamer Straße. Unfortunately, it is not possible to pay cash.

Borrowings for use at home:
If you do not extend your loan period in your library account or return the media in time, you will automatically receive a reminder in written form. At the same time, overdue fines will be charged for each individual volume. The next reminder level is reached at intervals of 10 calendar days.

1st reminder 2 €

2nd reminder 5 €

3rd reminder 10 €

4th reminder 20 €

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.

Letters for the first to third reminders will be sent by email if you have registered an email address in your library account. The fourth reminder will be sent by post. If you have not entered an email address in your library account, you will receive all reminders by post.

Items requested to the reading room:
Media that you do not renew in time will be removed and charged back one day after the expiration of the loan period. There is no charge for overdue notices for media that have only been requested to the reading room.