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Borrowing from the Subject Libraries

Please note the changed lending conditions and terms of use during the COVID-19 pandemic:

LMU and TU students have the temporary option to borrow books and other media from the open access collections in any of the Subject Libraries. To do so, please go directly to the shelves at your chosen location to select and borrow the items you require. Please note that some collections in the Subject Libraries (e.g. reference books, loose-leaf works, journals) are for reference only.

The loan period of media from the open access collection is 2 weeks. The loan period can be renewed up to 4 times for 2 weeks each time provided no other user has placed a reservation.

 

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 LMUcard or a personal 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 (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 reserved

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

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

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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 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 Mathematik und Physik

The general loan period applies throughout. Special loan conditions apply:

LMU and TU Munich students and LMU postgraduate doctoral candidates

In total a maximum of 25 books may be borrowed from the open access collection or loan collection.

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

A maximum of 25 books from the open access collection as well as 25 books of the loan collection may be borrowed.top

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, trainees of the Münchner Universitäres Institut für Kinder- und Jugendlichenpsychotherapie-Ausbildung (MUNIK), trainees of the Münchner Universitäres Institut für Psychologische Psychotherapieausbildung (MUNIP)
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

Fachbibliothek Rechtswissenschaft

The lending conditions are completely separate:

Professors, research assistants and emeriti of Faculty 3 are entitled to borrow books. There is no loan to the chair.

Loan period: 4 weeks; renewals of 2 weeks each provided item has not been reserved

The electronic lending system has not yet been introduced, which is why borrowing is only possible with the library card of the Fachbibliothek Rechtswissenschaft - not with the LMUCard or the UB/BSB library card. To apply for a library card, please contact us via e-mail at rechtswissenschaft@ub.uni-muenchen.de.

Magzine stock

Magazine stock can only be viewed on request.

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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

Fachbibliothek Tiermedizin

The general loan period applies throughout. Special loan conditions apply:

LMU and TU Munich students and LMU postgraduate doctoral candidates

In total a maximum of 25 books may be borrowed from the open access collection or loan collection.

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

A maximum of 25 books from the open access collection as well as 25 books of the loan collection may be borrowed.top

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