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Access

Registration
To register, use the online registration form. The Circulation Desk is available for any questions you have concerning your TUcard or your library card.

You are welcome to register if you are
  • a student at TU Braunschweig
  • a member of TU Braunschweig
  • over 16 years of age with permanent residence
  • 15 or 16 years old and provide the consent form
After registering, you can pick up your library card at the Circulation Desk (Mo-Fr 9:00 - 19:00, Sa 10:00 - 14:00).

Requirements:
  • a valid Identity Card or
  • a valid passport and certificate of residence or residence permit with a valid address
        and
  • for students of TU Braunschweig: a valid TUcard
  • for students of HBK and Ostfalia: a valid student ID
  • for staff members: a valid work certificate if not listed in university catalogue
        and
  • fee: 5 EUR, if you are not a student of TU Braunschweig
By registering, you accept the terms of use of the University Library.


Period of validity / membership
Generally, library cards are valid for one year and can be extended free of charge by applying at the Circulaton Desk in person with all the valid documents (see above).

Change of address
Please report any changes of address to the Circulation Desk as soon as possible via email to ub-leihstelle@tu-braunschweig.de.

Loss of library card
In your own best interest, please report any loss of your library card to the Circulation Desk as soon as possible. At your request, a new library card can be issued (fee: 5 EUR).

Loss of TUcard
Please report the loss of your TUcard to the Studienservice-Center or, outside of opening hours, to the University Library.

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My Account & BibApp
You can use your account to see your checked out items, reserved books (recalls), interlibrary loans and fees. Additionally, you can renew a loan and save literature lists.
Please use your ID number and password as login data. Your ID number can be found on your library card or TUcard and your password is your birthday in six digits.

The library also offers an app for smartphones and tablets. The BibApp is available for free for iOS (Version 6.0 and newer) via iTunes and Android via the Google Playstore (search for bibapp tu bs):
Get it on Google Play

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Borrowing, Returning, Renewing, Fees
Orders
Publications from closed stacks can be ordered via the catalogue. They will be available to you at the Circulation Desk after 10-30 min till the next day the library is open.

Loan Periods
Short term loan: 2 weeks
Normal term loan: 3 weeks
Textbooks: 4 weeks
Loans can be renewed up to 5 times
via your account in the catalogue.

Interlibrary loans: about 3-4 weeks
Interlibrary loans cannot be renewed
via the catalogue.
Please send your application for
renewal to the Circulation Desk
(ub-leihstelle@tu-braunschweig.de)

before the loan is due.

Reserved publications
You can reserve a publication which is on loan right now via the cataloge.
As soon as the publication is available, this will be indicated in your account and you will be contacted by email or post (notification by email is free of charge, notification via post costs 0.70 EUR).
Reserved publications can be picked up at the Circulation Desk for 5 opening days.

Returns
You can return books to the Circulation Desk or to the self-check terminal when the Circulation Desk is closed. Fees can be paid at the Circulation Desk.
Returns by post to the Circulation Desk are possible at your own risk. Relevant is the date of arrival at the Circulation Desk.

Address:
Universitätsbibliothek Braunschweig
-Leihstelle-
Universitätsplatz 1
38106 Braunschweig

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Access to Online Resources
When you are accessing our online resources the provider of the resource (e.g. of the database) has to know you are affiliated to the TU Braunschweig. To achieve this, you either have to access the resource through the university network (for example by using a computer in the library) or, if you are at home, use the virtual private network (VPN) client.

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Interlibrary Loans
If a publication you need is not available in Braunschweig, you can order it via interlibrary loan. To do this you have to be registered at the University Library and have a GBV online interlibrary account (which you can open at the Circulation Desk).

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