Using the Self-Service Areas
If you have reserved books or requested media from the closed stacks, these items will be available for retrieval in the self-service areas of the Central Library, the Departmental Library DrePunct or in the Branch Libraries of Education and Law.
In the Branch Libraries of Medicine and Forestry all media must be retrieved and checked out at the circulation desk.
Our self-service areas are divided into 100 basic sections into which the media available for retrieval have been sorted. You will find the media you've requested in the section labeled with the last two digits of your user ID number.
You can check out these items at the self-service checkout machines. Books that cannot be borrowed from outside the building can be identified by the red insert ("Präsenz").
Items which you do not wish to check can either be left on the shelf or placed on the nearest return cart. They can also be returned to the circulation desk.
Please note that certain media will only be available for retrieval at the circulation desk. This includes CDs, DVDs as well as media requested from the closed stacks which is restricted to in-library use.