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Help with PurchaseTip

Will I be charged the costs for the acquisition of the purchase tip?

No, the SLUB will bear all costs for the acquisition of the recommended title - you will not be charged anything.

Will every recommended title be acquired by the SLUB?

Generally, we will acquire the recommended titles. Expensive titles however will be checked by our subject librarians to ensure that the purchase tip matches our collections and to see if there might be an alternative title already in stock. This process guarantees that we use our budget as efficiently as possible.

I want to recommend an additional copy of an already existing library title - how can I do that?

In the menu bar on our website chose "Search - PurchaseTip" and fill out the PurchaseTip form.

How long do I have to wait until I can borrow the medium?

As a rule, the medium will be available within 14 days. We recommend to make a reservation in the purchase tip form to ensure that you will be the first borrower.

Whom can I contact in case my purchase tip was rejected?

Please contact the person who has informed you about the rejection.

Is there a limit for purchase tips for a single user during a defined period?

Initially there is no limit. Should we notice that there are numerous acquisitions recommended by one single user during a short period, we reserve the right to reject these purchase tips.

How is this service financed by the SLUB?

All purchase tips are paid out of the regular acquisition budget of the library. We do have to use the budget carefully and therefore ask you to check if there might be alternative titles in our stock which could fulfill your needs. Please use the purchase tip for urgent requests.