Information on Borrowing and Reserving Media

You must be registered as a user of the Central Library (ZB) to borrow and/or reserve media, and to order articles.
Click here for information on registering.

It is also important to make note of the rules governing the use of the library (Nutzungsordnung in German).

Borrowing media from the Central Library

If the location for an available item is given as ZB, it can be borrowed directly from the Central Library.
Alternatively, you can submit a literature request for a specific book and have it delivered directly to your institute. You can do this by ticking the Books will be sent exclusively by internal mail box in the literature request view.

Click here for information on the ZB's opening times and borrowing conditions.

Borrowing media from institute libraries

Items located at institutes must always be ordered through the ZB. The literature request function should be used in this case as well.
The ZB will enquire with the institute regarding the book loan. If it is not possible to borrow the book from the institute, the book will usually be obtained for you automatically through an interlibrary loan.

You can suggest that the ZB purchases any books that are available at an institute.
To do so, tick the Suggested purchase, if not available at Forschungszentrum Jülich box in the literature request view.

Reserving media that is out on loan

If books from the Central Library collection are out on loan at the time of your request, you can reserve them. Once the reserved book is returned, it will be loaned to you directly and usually sent to you via internal mail.

You can reserve items as follows::
  • Click on the title of the book that you would like to reserve.
  • Select the 'Holdings' tab and click on 'Place a Hold'.

  • If you have not yet logged in, you will be prompted to sign in to JuLib eXtended.
  • You will then have the option of entering a date after which the reservation is no longer relevant for you.
    The reservation will be automatically deleted from the system on that date.

  • You can view your reservations in JuLib eXtended under 'User account'.