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Book loan service

The library offers loan services from Monday to Friday.
You can order up to 10 books to borrow for two weeks from the following order form.

Please pay attention to our data privacy statement.

Book order form

Please fill out all fields

After you ordered books please wait for the confirmation pickup notice. You can schedule a date and time to stop by at the library.
Please be absolutely on time for your scheduled pick up.
Don’t try to loan or drop off books without an appointment.

If you are unable to keep your booked appointment, try to cancel it and book a new one.
You don’t have to contact us.

Measures taken to protect users and staff:
FFP2 or surgical masks are compulsory while in the building.
The general rules of conduct to prevent infection must be observed (e.g. hand hygiene, sneezing and coughing etiquette, minimum safety distance rules).

If you have any further questions or need help with your research please contact Katharina Kloock (kkloock(at) or fill out our contact form.

Renewals + Requests

To renew borrowed books please fill out the above mentioned order form and send it one day before the lending period ends. You can also call the library from Tuesday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm at +49 221/470-3023.
You will receive an email with a confirmation of the extension.

When a book is on loan you can request it by sending an email to histinst-bibnagihila(at) Once a reservation has been placed on an item it will no longer be renewed.
You will receive an email when the book has been returned.

Book return