Lending service

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The library is open to the public and reference use of the Library and Information Centre is free of charge. If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland you can borrow materials. In order to obtain a valid reader's card, please fill in an application form and provide an official document which has your home address on it (driving licence, utility bill etc).

Fees for readers' cards

Library membership fee
12 Months £30
12 Months Concession (OAPs, German teachers,
language assistants, students, school pupils,
Goethe-Institut Language Students FREE

Registration Form
You can register online on our website. Please fill in this form beforehand, to enter the most important data for your registration and to confirm your mail address in advance. Then come to the library within the following 7 days to complete the enrolment process. The library team will also be happy to inform you during a personal visit.

Please read our Data Protection Rules and Consents  and the Library Terms and Conditions before registering.
Library Online Registration

Loan periods
Books, CDs, magazines: 4 weeks
DVDs: 2 weeks 

Self-Checkout System
In the library you can use the Self-Checkout system for borrowing and returning library materials.

Simply follow the instructions on the screen.

The loan period may be extended as long as the material has not been reserved. Renewal of loans can be made via the online catalogue or by contacting the library issue desk.