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Borrowing Items

You always have your library card with you on your smartphone in the TU-App. Simply go to "Library card" and hold the QR code under the scanner at the lending machines.

If you do not want to use the TU app, do not have a smartphone or want to authorize third parties to borrow books: Please print out a transferable, temporary ID card in the form of a QR code via your library account.



Special features

Book orders via the catalog plus

  • You can use the catalog plus to place orders and
    • order books from the former Central Library, which are now in a storage magazine, for collection from the Emil Figge Library. If you order by 11 a.m., we will deliver the books by 11 a.m. on the next working day (except Saturdays).
    • Order books from the Sebrath Library for collection from the Emil Figge Library.
    • Order books via interlibrary loan for collection from the Emil Figge Library.
    • reserve borrowed books.

Pick up book orders

  • For all book orders, we will inform you by e-mail as soon as they are available for collection from the reserved books shelf in the Emil-Figge Library. Note: Orders for borrowed books from the holdings of the Departmental Libraries for Spatial Planning and Architecture and Civil Engineering (reservations) can be found on the shelf for reserved books in the respective departmental library.
  • The signature can be found in the notification e-mail or in your account under "Ready for collection".
  • Orders are available for you to collect and borrow yourself for 7 days. (Exception: please ask library staff for interlibrary loan books for the reading room).

Pick up interlibrary loan copies

  • Interlibrary loan copies are available for self-collection at the Emil Figge Library for one month on the back of the reserved books shelf, sorted by order number.
  • The order number is in the notification e-mail.
  • Employees of the TU Dortmund can have interlibrary loan copies delivered to their TU address by internal mail if they wish!

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