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Borrowing books

The University Library is open to the public.
Books in the open-stack area can be taken directly from the shelves. To borrow items, present them to the staff at the Circulation Desk together with your library card.

Register

A one-time registration is necessary if you wish to borrow items or use the digital resources on site.

On receipt of your library card, you will be issued with a password via e-mail for managing your library account online.

Loan Periods

Items can be borrowed from the Central Library for 30 days.

Items can be borrowed from the Departmental Library for Mathematics and Natural Sciences for 14 days.

At both locations textbooks (marked with an S) can be borrowed for 14 days.

Items borrowed from the Central Library or the Departmental Library can be returned at either location.

Renewing Loans (Central Library)

Unless an item has been placed on hold you can renew your loan for a further 14 or 30 days up to a maximum loan period of 98 resp. 210 days. After that, the item must be returned to the Circulation Desk. You have the following options for renewing loans:

  • via your library account in ORBISplus:
    plus.orbis-oldenburg.de
  • by sending an email to: bis-info(at)unixh1p-oldenburg.ddxhe (births-info@uoeoi/l.72deix)

Loans cannot be renewed by phone!

Renewing Loans (Departmental Library for Mathematics and Natural Sciences)

Unless an item has been placed on hold you can renew your loan for a further 14 days up to a maximum loan period of 98 days. After that, the item must be returned to the Circulation Desk. You can renew loans via your library account in ORBISplus: plus.orbis-oldenburg.de.

Loans cannot be renewed by phone!

Loss of library cards or items

Lost Library Cards

The loss of your library card should be reported immediately at one of the ORBIS libraries where your library card is valid. A replacement library card costs €5.00. You are responsible for all material borrowed on your library card.

Lost Items

The loss of books and other materials should be reported immediately to:

bis-info(at)unixh1p-oldenburg.ddxhe (births-info@uoeoi/l.72deix)

You will receive an e-mail as a response describing the procedure.

The following processing fees may be charged per lost item:

  • fee for processing replacement €15.00
  • fee for obtaining replacement €5.00
  • fee for assessing damages €7.50 to €50.00

Please note that you must not replace lost books on your own. The acquisition has to be made by the library.

Fines

Weekly notices are sent out for overdue items. Fines per item:

1st notice: €2.00
2nd notice: €5.00 (+ €2.00 for 1st notice)
3rd notice: €10.00 plus €5.75 administrative fee (+ €7.00 for 1st and 2nd notices)

If you fail to return the item and pay the fines, the case will be referred to the Oldenburg University Budgeting Office (Haushaltsabteilung). Until legal proceedings have been initiated, you may return the item.

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