Borrow & Renewal

Borrow & return books

Most items are for loan. You can borrow books, journals, maps, atlases, non-book-material and journals. For more details please check our borrowing conditions.

Please bring all items you want to check out to the circulation desk (=help desk).

You can return items at any of our branches regardless of where you have borrowed them.

Renew books

You can renew your loans via help desk, phone, mail or your library account:

http://cat.telegrafenberg.de/

Enter your user id and password. You can find the user id on your library card. The standard password consists of the first four numbers of your date of birth (ddmm). Forgot your password - just give us a call.

In case you are already logged in, you can open your library account by clicking on your name in the upper right corner.

You are now in the account overview with all the details concerning your loans. Here you can see the status of the books you checked out, extend loan periods, change your personal data or your password. You can also recommend a purchase.

Of course, you can only renew a book if nobody else has reserved it.

Login Library Account

Reservations

Whilst you're logged into your account, you can also make reservations on currently borrowed media. To do so, just search for the item and click on "Place Hold" in the status display.

You can also reserve items at any of our branches directly, by phone or mail. You will get a notice per mail or phone when the reserved item is available.

Reservation
Reservation
Change password

Manage your online account

Do you want to update your user account details or change your password? You will find all necessary information in your summary by clicking on "My personal details" or "Change your password".

Loan periods

UserMedia typeBasic loan1. Renewal2. - 5. RenewalAfter 5. RenewalReservation

Staff

GFZ, AWI, IASS, PIK

Library stock 30 days120 days (auto.)450 days (Online account)New lending*Shorter loan period**
External UserLibrary stock10 days10 days--Return at end of loan period

Staff

AWI, GFZ, 
IASS, PIK

Interlibrary loan

4-6 weeks

Please contact us 4 days before loan period ends---

* For additional renewals, please bring the books and visit either of our branch libraries.

** You will be notified by email if you need to return a book because it was reserved by another patron.

Forgot your password?

Please contact us:
Call -1673

Write us:
bib(at)gfz-potsdam.de

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