University Library

Fees and Fines

Overdue Fees

If the loan period is overdue, a written reminder will be sent for the return of the items. You will receive the 1st and 2nd reminder by email. The 3rd reminder will be sent to you by mail.

 Overdue Notices ScheduleOverdue Fees
1st overdue noticeon the 2nd opening day after due date2 EUR per reminded item
2nd overdue noticeon the 10th opening day after due date5 EUR additional per reminded item
3rd overdue noticeon the 28th opening day after due date8 EUR additional per reminded item

Overdue interlibrary loan items will incur the same fines as above.

Interlibrary Loan

Overdue fees must also be paid if our reminder letter has not reached you.


After sending a 3rd reminder or if a fee debt exists for longer than 6 months, your account will be blocked. Borrowing and renewing are then no longer possible.
If the fee debt on your account exceeds 50 EUR, the account will also be blocked. Borrowing is then no longer possible. In this case, you can continue to renew media that have already been borrowed.


How to Pay Fees

On site

  • Central Library: With EC card at the self-issue machines during opening hours
  • Physics Department Library: In cash at the information desk during opening hours

By bank transfer

Beneficiary: Technische Universität Berlin
Bank: Berliner Volksbank
IBAN: DE69 1009 0000 8841 0150 03
Please add (important): Zweck 01101 4611 0011 51410000 [and your User ID Number]

Please note: It may take one week until bank transactions are processed and fines are cleared from your library account. You will receive a receipt by email as soon as the money has been booked by us.

Your books will not be automatically renewed by paying your overdue fees.

If you have any questions, please contact leihstelle(at)

Lost a Book?

If you have lost an item belonging to the TU University Library, please fill out the form Lost a Book?.

In case you have damaged or lost a library item, repair or replacement fees plus additional processing fees will be charged (according to our Rahmenbenutzungsordnung and Rahmengebührenordnung) erhoben.

If you have any questions, please contact leihstelle(at)

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