On-Site Facilities

The greater part of books of the Branch Library of Natural Sciences is available for circulation. Items of the non-circulation collection are marked with the yellow sign 'nicht ausleihbar' i.e. ‘not for loan’.

Please borrow the books at one of the self-issue machines.

Periodicals are excluded from the circulation.

Lending periods and renewals

The lending period is four weeks and can be renewed to up to twelve weeks if there is no reservation on the item.

The renewal of the loan period is only possible via your user onlineaccount, by presenting your reader’s card at the Library or by written notification (please send us anemailand do not forget your reader's card number). The renewal of the loan period by phone is not possible.


Book returns

Please return the items at the self-returns machines during the opening hours of the Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum. Beside the books of the Branch Library for Natural Sciences, you can also return those of the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum and Campus Nord and vice versa return books of the Branch Library of Natural Sciences at the Grimm-Zentrum and Campus Nord. This service is only offered for the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Campus Nord and the Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum.


Charges and terms of payment

There are charges for interlibrary loan items, the loss of the reader's card, library items or keys and for exceeding the loan period.

Please note that the charges can only be paid by 'Mensacard' at a self-issue machine or by ec-card at the circulation desk.Cash payments will not be accepted.


Ordering books from the stacks

Stack items can be ordered via Primus Gateway. Please note the following regulations:

  • The ordered media are normally supplied after 1 p.m. at the next working day.
  • You will be noticed when the ordered media is supplied (preferable via e-mail if the adress is recorded at the user's account).
  • The media are available for collection for 7 days.


Borrowable media

The media are deposited in a seperated shelf in the textbook collection. You find them with the help of your reader's card number.

Non-circulation stack items

The media are deposited at the loan desk. You need your reader's card to pick them up. They can only be used within the library. Media from the places "Rara-Magazin" may only be used at the special reading place.


Copying and Scanning Services

All copiers and scanners of the University Library are serviced by the Company Firma Ricoh. Copies and print-outs can only be paid by ‘Mensacard’. Please find all charges at Preisliste.
There are two scanning service providers at the Erwin-Schrödinger-Centre:

With the help of the (top-view) book scanners, more extensive materials can be scanned and printed immediately or saved on a personal data carrier (USB-stick or memory card).  This service is not free of charge (kostenpflichtig) and can only be paid by Mensacard.
There are further scanning facilities (Scanner) in the large PC room (PC-Saal) of the CMS (also slide and feeder scanners) which are free of charge for holders of valid CMS Log-ins.


The information desk is open from 10:00-16:00 on Monday to Friday. All questions about Library Regulations and search can be asked here unhurriedly – away from the hustle and bustle of the circulation counter.
If you need any subject-specific information, you may contact the responsible Subject Librarians (Fachreferenten und Fachreferentinnen) from here.

Information about the Catalogues.