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Fees and Fines

The services listed below are charged subject to the rules for fees and fines of Dortmund University Library.

Borrowing

  • overdue fines
    • up to 10 days: € 2,00 per item
    • up to 20 days: € 5,00 per item
    • up to 30 days: € 10,00 per item
    • from the 31st day on: € 20,00 per item
      and a one-time handling fee of € 25,00 if the loan period is exceeded by more than 40 days
    • short loan: per item per calendar day 2,00 €
      and a one-time handling fee of € 25,00 if the loan period is exceeded by more than 10 days
  • loss of an item: € 25,00 handling fee for replacement of the item plus the cost of the item to be replaced
  • your account will be blocked if it is overdrawn by more than 30,00 € or if you fail to pay overdue fines within one month after returning an item (regardless the amount of the overdue fines).
    please note: if your account is blocked, you cannot borrow or reserve books, renew the loan period (even the automatic renewal does not work) or order items via interlibrary loan!

Library Card: Annual Fee

  • library card: annual fee for external users: 20 € (registration)
 

Interlibrary Loan

Copying, Printing, Scanning

Lockers

Other Services


Paying Fines

You can make fee payments (cashless only) in the following ways:

  • in the Central Library at the pay machine with your cash card, credit card or mobile payment
  • in the Emil-Figge-Bibliothek with cash card, credit card or mobile payment
  • for amounts over 5 €: by bank transfer (you will find transfer details in your library account)

Avoiding Fines

  • 10 days before the end of the loan period, you will receive a reminder by email (you will not get a reminder if the loan period is shorter than usual!). However, a fine is incurred if items are not returned within the loan period, regardless of the receipt of a reminder.
  • you can return items also by mail.

06.07.22