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Fees and Charges

Legal Principles

Fee Schedule

Event Details Amount
Overdue Fees Up to 10 days EUR 2.00 per item
Up to 20 days EUR 5.00 per item
Up to 30 days EUR 10.00 per item
past the 31st day EUR 20.00 per item
Loss or Damage of Items Handling charge EUR 25.00 per item
Replacement Library Card EUR 10.00
Interlibrary Loan Order Handling charge EUR 1.50 per order
(irrespective of fulfilment)
Postage Notification letters EUR 0.60
Lockers (small) Key Loss EUR 15.00 (plus the deposit will be withheld)
Lockers (large) Utilisation Fee EUR 2.00
Key Loss EUR 30.00 (plus the deposit will be withheld)
Copies of Microforms Members of Universities in NRW EUR 0.15 per page
Other Users EUR 0.30 per page

Price list for copying and printing of documents

Details

The fees and charges are based upon the Bielefeld University Library Fee Schedule (effective from 3 Dec. 2007)

Overdue Fees

Overdue fees accrue corresponding to the length of time the item is overdue. You will not receive an overdue notice by mail. In your loan account you can check the borrowed items and the returning dates.

Loss or Damage of Library Items

Please report the loss of a library item immediately to the Central Loan Department (A1-151). The replacement charge is the actual cost of it plus an administrative fee.

Replacement of ID Cards

In case you have lost your library or immatriculation card, refer to the Central Loan Department (A1-151) for a duplicate.

Interlibrary Loan Orders

You can order books or journal articles which are not available at Bielefeld University library via interlibrary loan from libraries around the world. The cost for an order is a handling charge which has to be paid irrespective of the fulfilment of your order. This handling charge will appear on your loan account immediately after you have completed the order transaction.

Postage

Postal notifications are subject to costs. If you want to avoid the costs, leave you e-mail address in your loan account.

Lockers

For the use of the lockers a 2.00 Euro piece deposit is needed. For the use of the large lockers a utilisation fee is added.
If you lost your key, please refer to the Central Loan Department. After hours (later than 16:00 hrs or on weekends) turn to the security staff at the main entrance. In case we have to open the locker, the deposit will be withheld and you will have to pay the expenditure for the replacement of the lock.

Copies of microforms

Copies of microforms need to be paid at the Special Reading Room of the Reference Department.

Payments

Overdue fees, interlibrary loan orders and postage can be paid in cash in the Central Loan Department (A1-151) or transferred to the following account:

Universität Bielefeld
Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen
IBAN: DE 46 3005 0000 0000 061036
SWIFT-BIC: WELADEDDXXX

Please indicate on the remittance slip as intended purpose (Verwendungszweck):

Your loan account will be discharged immediately, when you pay in cash at the Central Loan Department

Please raise any objections against overdue fees promptly. In case there are objections on your part, keep the receipts you got concerning loan period, renewals, and date of return as a legal proof.
If there are objections, send a written motion for the remission of the fine, explaining your reasons and enclosing appropriate record, to:

By post:
Direktor der Universitätsbibliothek Bielefeld
Postfach 10 02 91
33502 Bielefeld

By e-mail: zl.ub@uni-bielefeld.de
In this case you may hand in appropriate record later.