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Book orders made easy

How do I get a book, magazine or newspaper?
Ordering is very easy. Order the desired item via our » catalogue QuickSearch. Enter your user ID and password, which you received when your day ticket or annual membership card was issued, in the signing-in form. Simply click on Request when the book’s full record is displayed. Please use the Comment field to provide details of the volume/year – and month in case of newspapers – for works consisting of several volumes. Then click again the Request button.

How many volumes can I order at one time?
You may order a maximum of 10 volumes at one time.

Where do I obtain the works ordered?
At the book issue desk of the respective reading room.
The signature of a piece of work – shown via the link Get it/Request Options – provides you with information about the place of handover.

  • You can obtain holdings with the format specifications A to C from the book issue desk opposite the Main Reading Room.
  • Holdings with the format specifications D to F, as well as special holdings (Neu Sond/Neu AV) are provided at the issue desk in the basement floor.

You can find a detailed list of other issuing locations on the » list of site keys.

When will the ordered works be available to me?
Two hours after ordering.
Last pick-up:
6 p.m. Monday to Friday. There is no pick-up on Saturdays and Sundays.

How long will the ordered works be reserved for me?
One week from the order date. You can extend the reservation by a further week.  

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