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Borrowing from the Subject Libraries

Loan collection and open access collection | General lending conditions | Local lending conditions in individual libraries

Loan collection and open access collection

Lending conditions vary amongst the Subject Libraries of the University Library.

The LMU Subject Libraries generally house both loan and reference collections. The reference collections consist of an open access and a core collection.

  • The loan collection (primarily textbooks) is available for loan by all members of the LMU, including the students and academic staff of cooperating institutions.
  • The open access collection may only be borrowed by the academic staff and postgraduates of the University.
  • The core collection (e.g. reference works) is not available for loan.

At some locations parts of the loan collection are housed in the stacks and must be ordered via the online catalogue.

You will normally need a University Library card to borrow books from the Subject Libraries.top

General lending conditions in the Subject Libraries

The following ruling applies to most Subject Libraries:

Open access collection

Professors, emeriti, other academic staff and postgraduates of the LMU and TU Munich

50 volumes. Loan period: 4 weeks, 4 renewals of 2 weeks each provided item has not been reserved

Loan collection / Textbook collection (if available)

Students of the LMU and TU Munich and postgraduates of the LMU

25 volumes. Loan period: 4 weeks, 4 renewals of 2 weeks each provided item has not been reserved

Professors, emeriti and other academic staff of the LMU and TU Munich

25 volumes. Loan period: 4 weeks, 4 renewals of 2 weeks each provided item has not been reservedtop

Local lending conditions in individual libraries

In some Subject Libraries there may be varying or supplementary rules applicable to particular collections (e.g. books from the stacks).

Fachbibliothek Germanistik und Komparatistik

The general loan conditions apply throughout.

Books from the stacks may also be borrowed by:

Professors, emeriti, other academic staff and postgraduates of the LMU and TU Munich

50 volumes. Loan period: 4 weeks, 4 renewals of 2 weeks each provided item has not been reserved

All other users

Books from the stacks may be ordered for use in the library reading rooms.top

Fachbibliothek Historicum

Special loan conditions apply:

Professors and other full-time academic staff of the Historicum

15 items from the reading room and stacks collections. Loan period: until the end of the following monthtop

Fachbibliothek Kunstwissenschaften

Fine arts and theatre section

The general loan conditions apply throughout. Books from the stacks (older and special collections housed separately) may only be ordered for use in the library. Academic staff are permitted to extend this use to include departmental offices and work space.

Musicology section

Special loan conditions apply:

  • Students of musicology
    3 items from the reading room collections. Loan period: over the weekend from Friday 12 noon – Monday 12 noon
  • Professors and other full-time academic staff of the Department of Fine Arts
    15 items from the reading room collections. Loan period: until the end of the following month

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Fachbibliothek Medizinische Lesehalle

The general loan conditions apply throughout.

Books from the stacks may also be borrowed by:

LMU and TU Munich students

25 items. Loan period: 4 weeks, 4 renewals of 2 weeks each provided the item has not been reserved

LMU and TU professors and other academic staff

50 items. Loan period: 4 weeks, 4 renewals of 2 weeks each provided the item has not been reserved

It is not possible to borrow or return items on Sundays.

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Fachbibliothek Psychologie, Pädagogik und Soziologie

The general loan conditions apply throughout.

In addition the following loan conditions apply:

 

Testothek special collection

Students and academic staff in the subjects psychology, educational psychology, special needs education, speech therapy, PIR, learning sciences, trainee guidance counsellors
Loan period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Books from the stacks

  • Students of the LMU
    25 volumes. Loan period: 4 weeks, 4 renewals of 2 weeks each provided item has not been reserved
  • Academic staff of the LMU
    50 volumes. Loan period: 4 weeks, 4 renewals of 2 weeks each provided item has not been reserved

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Fachbibliothek Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Statistik

The general loan conditions apply throughout.

Books from the stacks may also be borrowed by:

Students of the LMU

25 volumes. Loan period: 4 weeks, 4 renewals of 2 weeks each provided item has not been reserved

Academic staff of the LMU

50 volumes. Loan period: 4 weeks, 4 renewals of 2 weeks each provided item has not been reservedtop

Wissenschaftliche Bibliothek Klinikum Großhadern

Special loan conditions apply:

Staff of the Klinikum

In exceptional circumstances items may be borrowed from the reading room collections. Loan period: overnight or over the weekend


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