Closed Stacks, Old Stocks and Special Stocks

Closed Stacks

Media with the location specification closed stacks/external stacks must be ordered.
Log in to your library account to place the order in Primus. You will be notified by email as soon as the provision has been made.

Screenshot Vormerkung/Bestellung in Primus

If online ordering is not possible, please contact the information desk.


  • Media from the stacks of the respective branch library are usually made available by the next opening day (not on weekends).
  • The external stacks are accessed at least once a week, at larger locations two to three times a week.
  • The collection period is usually seven opening days (GZ-Mediathek: 14 calendar days).
  • If you want more more specific details, have a look at the delivery times at the various library locations.

For further information, please contact the respective branch library.

Old Stocks and Special Stocks

In general, our library holdings are referenced via the Primus search gate. If a book published before 1908 or a thesis published before 1974 is not yet included in Primus, there are conventional catalogues (card catalogue, book catalogue, microfiche catalogue) in which these holdings may be listed. These holdings can be requested via the order form for old stocks.

For more information, please contact the library information team.