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Business Hours of the Central Library

The Central Library is open from Monday to Sunday to 10 p.m., public holidays closed. Some services are only available when library staff is on duty.

Only during Business Hours

Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in our Service Centre

  • registration
  • reference staff
  • issue and returning of interlibrary loans (except copies)
  • issue of items from special collections
  • issue of audio-visual media (e.g. CD-ROM, DVD,...)
  • reissue of returned items
  • handing out and taking back keycards for lockers for study material

During Opening Hours

Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • borrowing and returning items
  • self issue of reserved books (except books ordered via interlibrary loan)
  • self issue of interlibrary loan copies
  • collection of overdue fees, postal charges and interlibrary loan charges
    • payment of fees of all kinds via the library account
    • payment without cash with a cash card, credit card or mobile payment
  • study in the reading room area
  • research in catalogues and databases
  • internet research (for TU Dortmund members and external Library card holders)
  • use of the reference collection
  • scanning at the overhead or feed scanners

Other Services

Car Park Escort Service

Users who are working late at the library can be escorted to the car park or to the S-Bahn station. Do not hesitate to approach our service center or our security personnel.