Who can borrow?
Students of THGA, employees of DMT-LB and external users (after they have registered) are permitted to borrow media from the library.
If you want to borrow any media as a THGA student, you need to bring your student ID card: otherwise, you cannot take any media with you. When enrolling at THGA, your student ID card automatically becomes your library card.
Other rules apply to employees of DMT-LB and external users.
To check borrowing periods and create watch lists in the library catalogue, you need to enter your library number and your date of birth (DDMMYY). On request, you can receive your library number from the library staff.
Using our stock of media
|Stock and type of media
|Open access stock
|Borrowing and reading-room use for registered library users
Reading-room use possible for all library visitors
|Not for borrowing
|Archive stock (Magazin)
(Please contact the library staff.)
|Media publ. from 1900 on: borrowing possible conerning condition
Media publ. before 1900: reading-room use only, copying possible
Poor paper quality: reading-room use only, copying not possible
|E-books and data bases
|Use only for THGA students and DMT-LB staff
|Final theses of THGA
|Use only for DMT-LB staff; works with blocking notice excepted
The library archive is not freely accessible. If you want to borrow a title from that section please contact the library staff stating author, title and media number an. Media dispalyed in a showcase can be requested for borrowing. You can access the library catalogue for research here.
Borrowing open access media
|White signature label
|Normal borrowing period
Borrowing period: 4 weeks
Extension possible: up to 2 times if no reservation exists
|Red signature label
|Two week period
White book card in the back of the book
Borrowing period: 2 weeks
Extension possible: no
Borrowing possible if agreed for seven days only.
Extension possible: no
Borrowing not possible, needs to be worked with in the library
Extending the borrowing period
Users are responsible for extending the borrowing period on time. if they fail to do so, late charges may occur. Users can ask for an extension in person, per telephone (0234 968 3250) or via email unless the title has been reserved for another user. Borrowing periods can only be extended over the term holidays.
Reserving a title
Once all copies of an edition are on loan, you have the option to reserve a copy in person, on the phone (0234 968 3250) or via email. You will receive an email as soon as the reserved media is available.
Please note: Media can only be returned to the library during its opening hours. If you return media later, late charges may occur.
Exceeding the borrowing period
If you exceed the borrowing period granted, you will first receive a friendly reminder to return the media, a reminder which will turn into an official first dunning letter subject to charges. If you exceed the borrowing period for a longer time, the next dunning levels will be activated. If you still do not respond, your library account will be blocked until you have returned the media in question and paid the dunning fees. These fees have to be paid in cash (no non-cash payment possible). You can find more details in our rules on fees and charges.
|1. Dunning letter
|2 euros per media
|2. Dunning letter
|5 euros per media plus postage
|3. Dunning letter
|10 euros per media plus postage
|4. Dunning letter
|20 euros per media plus postage
If you have any questions please contact us via email bibliothek[at]thga.de or call us on 0234 968 3250.