Loan periods and fines
The service team from Leipzig University Library will be delighted to assist you regarding any questions about borrowing, returning and renewing library materials as well as fines for overdue items. You will be sent an email reminder three days before the due date to help you manage your account and avoid any fines.
If you are unable to return an item in time, please contact us. Although we can't always avoid imposing a fine, we will always try to reach a favourable solution within our regulations. You can contact us personally at the service counters in the libraries or by chat, phone or email email@example.com
Loan periods and renewals
The standard loan period is 30 days.
Renewal up to six times is allowed. Please log on to your library account to renew items.
All library materials are subject to recall. If a recall has been placed on an item you have borrowed, you will be notified by email. You cannot renew it and you must return the item by the due date to avoid fines. It is therefore recommended to return library materials before leaving campus for a week or longer in order to avoid fines.
Materials which cannot be borrowed:
- Books and materials with a green tag
- All journals
- Materials published before 1920
Notifications, overdue notices
|Reminder of due date|
|3 days before due date|
|Notification of recall|
|If an item borrowed by you has been recalled.|
|Reminder of unpaid fines||Monthly|
|1st Overdue notice||1st day overdue|
|2nd Overdue notice||5th day overdue|
|3rd Overdue notice||11th day overdue||Email and post|
|4th Overdue notice||15th day overdue|
|Final overdue notice, notification that the matter will be referred to Legal Affairs at Leipzig University||21st day overdue||Email und post|
|Referral to Legal Affairs at Leipzig University||from 34th day overdue|
"Why haven't I received an email reminder?"
All emails to students of Leipzig University are sent to their university email address.
- Have you configured an email forwarding service to your private email address?
- Please verify your email address in 'My Account'.
- Please check your junk mail.
Please note: Email reminders and service emails are always of an advisory nature and have no effect on due dates.
Fines and fees
|Leipzig University´s fees and charges [PDF, In German only] which came into force on 01.10.2017. |
(esp. Annex 1 governing the use of Leipzig University Library [PDF, In German only]) apply
|Fines for overdue items||Per item|
First 10 days
From 11th day
Limit per item
€0,50 per day
€1,00 per day
|Fines for borrowed overdue keys||Days 1–3 |
7th day including clearance fee
| €1,00 per day|
€2,50 per day
|Issue/Replacement of library card||€8,00|
|Key loss (carrels and lockers)||€10,00|
|Damage or loss of library materials||Replacement charges are determined by the library. A processing fee of €15 will also be imposed.|
Limit of unpaid fines
Your library account will be automatically suspended if you have outstanding fines of €15 or more.
Once your account is suspended, you will not be able to:
- Borrow or renew itemsPlace orders or recalls
- Use the computers in the library
- Reserve group study rooms
Your account will normally be reactivated once you have paid your outstanding fines.
Several options are available:
- EC Card (debit card): At the payment machines at Bibliotheca Albertina and Campus Library
- Cash: At the service counters
- Bank transfer: Fines totalling €10 or more can be paid by bank transfer.
If you wish to pay this way, Leipzig University Library will send you an invoice. To do so, we will require your current address. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loss or damage of library materials
If you have lost or damaged a library item, please fill in and sign this form and hand it in at the service counter. The staff at the service counter will explain procedure and options.