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Borrowing a book/journal volume

1) Check if the book is available in the
library catalogue (indicated by green square in front of holdings)
     If the book is available, check the location where the book should be found:
Help! How to search and how to locate your book
Check the shelf location from the the floor plan
3) Borrow the book by using the self-service Terminal by the entrance of the library.

You do not need an extra library card, your white institute entrance card has been activated for the library system and functions as your library card.  Start by clicking on "Borrow" on the screen of the terminal and then following the instructions on the screen. The normal loan period for all items is up to three monts, provided that no-one else requests the item before that. If a request is made, the item has to be returned to the library.

If the book is on loan, this is indicated by a red square in front of the holdings. It this case contact the librarian in order to find out how you can get hold of the book.

Returning your loan

Use the self-service terminal by clicking on "Return" and then following the instructions on the screen. You do not need your library card when returning loans.
After the books have been returned, place them on the shelf marked "Returns". The library staff will shelf the returned books for you.

Not in the library collection?

1) Suggest a new book for the library - form

2) Library of Mathematics Online Catalogue / Webseite

If you want to borrow a book, you first need a library card for Bonn University Library. To apply for a library card, visit the
Bonn University Library (ULB) at Adenauerallee 39-41 or the Branch Library MNL at Nußallee 15A.
Take the following documents with you when applying for a library card:
               a) valid identity card/passport
               b) proof of your current address (“Meldebescheinigung” from the residents registration office at City Hall)
               c) your MPI card

3) Interlibrary loan – form
Request an article or chapter as a loan or copy by using this form

To make an Interlending request
Fill out the request form or send an email to library
a) Complete the form with as much information as you have
b) Use the 'Additional Information' box to enter any other useful information.    
c) Submit the request

How long will it take?
This can vary, but using standard delivery services it can take 3-5 days. More difficult requests such as recently published, old, obscure or foreign material might take longer.

We will let you know when your book arrives, normally by email.  The book is then placed in your pigeon hole with the information of the due date.

How to renew your items
If you want to renew an interlibrary loan, please do so 2-3 days before the due date by sending an email to the library. Most items can be renewed, if they are not needed by someone else.

Return items
Please return loans to the MPIM library by the due date. We will send the book to the library that originally provided the interlibrary loan.

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