|Overdue Fees||Up to 10 days||EUR 2.00 per item|
|Up to 20 days||EUR 5.00 per item|
|Up to 30 days||EUR 10.00 per item|
|past the 31st day||EUR 20.00 per item|
|Interlibrary Loan Order||Handling charge||EUR 1.50 per order
(irrespective of fulfilment)
|Postage||Notification letters||EUR 0.80|
|Loss or Damage of Items||Handling charge||EUR 25.00 per item|
|Issuing of ID Cards||External users||EUR 10.00|
|Replacement of ID Cards||Loss of ID Card||EUR 10.00|
|Lockers (small)||Key Loss||EUR 15.00 (plus the deposit will be withheld)|
|Lockers (large)||Utilisation Fee||EUR 2.00|
|Key Loss||EUR 30.00 (plus the deposit will be withheld)|
The fees and charges are based upon the Bielefeld University Library Fee Schedule (effective from 3 Dec. 2007)
Overdue fees accrue corresponding to the length of time the item is overdue. You will not receive an overdue notice by mail. In your loan account you can check the borrowed items and the returning dates.
Loss or Damage of Library Items
In case of loss or damage of borrowed media, you are obliged to pay compensation.
If you cannot return a book borrowed from the library, fill in the form loss notification (in German only).
If a borrowed medium is damaged, please present it in the Central Lending Department. In addition to the replacement cost a processing fee will be charged.
Issuing of ID Cards
Issuing of ID Cards for external users are subject to a fee of 10 EUR.
Replacement of ID Cards
In case you have lost your ID Card, refer to the Central Lending Department for a duplicate. Block the UniCard for your own safety online or in person at the info point of the Student Office. You can have the barcode ID card blocked in person at the Central Lending Office.
Interlibrary Loan Orders
You can order books or journal articles which are not available at Bielefeld University library via interlibrary loan from libraries around the world. The cost for an order is a handling charge which has to be paid irrespective of the fulfilment of your order. This handling charge will appear on your loan account immediately after you have completed the order transaction.
Postal notifications are subject to costs. If you want to avoid the costs, leave you email address in your loan account.
For the use of the lockers a 2.00 Euro piece deposit is needed. For the use of the large lockers a utilisation fee is added.
If you lost your key, please refer to the Central Lending Department. After hours (later than 16.00 or on weekends) turn to the security staff in Building X. In case we have to open the locker, the deposit will be withheld and you will have to pay the expenditure for the replacement of the lock.
Overdue fees, interlibrary loan orders and postage can be paid in cash in the Central Lending Department or transferred to the following account:
IBAN: DE 46 3005 0000 0000 061036
Please indicate on the remittance slip as intended purpose (Verwendungszweck):
Your loan account will be discharged immediately, when you pay in cash at the Central Lending Department.
Please raise any objections against overdue fees promptly. In case there are objections on your part, keep the receipts you got concerning loan period, renewals, and date of return as a legal proof.
If there are objections, send a written motion for the remission of the fine, explaining your reasons and enclosing appropriate record, to:
Direktion der Universitätsbibliothek Bielefeld
Postfach 10 02 91
By email: email@example.com
In this case you may hand in appropriate record later.
To avoid overdue fees, you can get an overview of your borrowed media in the loan account and check the return date.