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You should always return media to the library from which they have been borrowed.

Returns during the library's opening hours

  • Zentralbibliothek (Main Library): at the self-service return machine in the Circulation Hall
  • Zentrale Lehrbuchsammlung (Central Textbook Collection): at the returns desk
  • Subject Libraries: at the returns desk at which you borrowed the media

Please check the receipt which you receive when you return the item. Check to see whether all the media you have returned have been correctly checked back into the library. Please keep the receipt as legal proof of return in case of dispute.

Returns outside the opening hours

Media borrowed from the Zentralbiblbiothek (Main Library) can be returned outside the Library's opening hours.

Book drop

The book drop is situated opposite the entrance to CIP Pool 1 (Computer Pool 1). Please note that a returns receipt will not be issued and that your media will not be checked back into the Library until the next working day.

The book drop is accessible during the opening hours of the LMU main building:
Mon – Fri 6.30 am – 10 pm
Sat  8 am – 10 pm

Self-service return machine

The self-service return machine is situated in the Circulation Hall, opposite to the Please place the items to be returned one at a time in the self-service return machine. After completing the process, you can print a returns receipt.

The self-service return machine is accessible during the opening hours of the Circulation Hall:
Mon – Fri 6.30 am – 10 pm
Sat 8 am - 10 pm

Please note that there is no staff available to assist with the self-service return machine before 9 am.

Returning media for another user

You do not need the original borrower's LMUcard or library card to return an item. Please note that the original borrower is personally responsible for the correct return of the book.

Return by post

You may also return your media by post. Please ensure you send the media by parcel post with shipment tracking, so that you have proof of despatch. Please return the media to the library from which you borrowed them, addressing the parcel to:

Universitätsbibliothek der LMU
Fachbibliothek XXX (for media borrowed from one of the Subject Libraries) or Abteilung Benutzungsdienste (for media borrowed from the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library)

The addresses of all our locations are listed on our website:
List of Subject Libraries

Media borrowed from the Fachbibliothek Biologie und Biomedizin must be returned directly to this Subject Library (Großhadener Straße 4) – not to the Lehrbuchsammlung (Textbook Collection).