Lending Regulations

Registration / Lending / Loan periods / Renewals / Reservations

  • Registration

    • You have to register in person at the library to be able to borrow media.
    • To do this, all user groups fill out the registration form.
    • University members present their student or employee ID.
    • Non-university members need a valid identity card or a passport with a registration certificate. Your reading card is valid for 1 year (extension possible). A one-time fee is charged.
    • Minors need a declaration of consent from their legal guardian.
    • ID applications are accepted outside of the core opening hours, and borrowings can then be made on the following day at the earliest.
  • Lending

    • In order to borrow media, students need their student ID, university staff and other users need a library ID. This ID must always be presented when borrowing.
    • The number of loans is limited to 40 media.
    • Loose-leaf collections and newspapers cannot be borrowed.
  • Loan periods


    3 Weeks
    CD-ROM/DVD3 Weeks

    Hardcover journals

    5 Days

    Single issues of a journal

    3 Days

    Presence copies (red ribbon)

    Over night or over the weekend
    Semester apparatusUsually over night or over the weekend


  • Renewals

    • The loan period can be extended three times, after which the media must be handed in.
    • An extension is possible at the earliest 1 week before the deadline
    • If there is no reservation, the medium can be borrowed again.
  • Reservations

    • Borrowed media can be reserved.
    • You will be notified automatically as soon as the desired book is ready to be picked up.
    • The delivery time is 7 calendar days.



    PersonallyMo - Fr 8.30 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. / In the semester break: Until 4.00 p.m.
    By phone06241/509-440 (Mo - Fr 8.30 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. / in the semester break until 4.00 p.m.)
    Via E-Mail    bibliothek@hs-worms.de
    Via the Online Catalog (User account)https://www-opac.hs-worms.de
  • Book return boxes

    You can use our book return boxes outside of the opening times.

    • The book box in the area of ​​the locker wing (to the right of the library service entrance) is accessible during the general opening of building A.
    • Another return box is available in the 24-hour room. This box is accessible 24/7.

    The book return boxes are emptied daily. The books are then considered to be returned and your borrowing account is credited accordingly.



  • Book pick-up station

    There is a book pick-up station in the university's 24-hour room, making it accessible to all students around the clock, seven days a week. It works in a similar way to a Packstation for postal parcels.

    When ordering a book, it is stated that you would like to receive the books at the pick-up station:

    • The ordered literature is  put together by the library team and deposited in a collection box.
    • The orderer receives an email from which it can be seen in which collection compartment the desired literature is located.
    • Each orderer is given a personal opening code for the assigned collection box.
  • Home delivery service

  • Current fee schedule

    Current Fee Schedule (from September 1, 2023)


    Payment methods:

    • The payment of library fees is usually carried out cashless via the payment machine on the ground floor of the university building A (please present the payment receipt at the circulation desk).
    • If you prefer a bank transfer, please send an e-mail to the following e-mail address: bibliothek@hs-worms.de. We will send you the necessary information in return.