BORROWING IN KIEL AND HAMBURG

Opening hours ZBW Kiel: 9:00 - 19:00h
Opening hours ZBW Hamburg: 9:00 - 20:00h

If you visit the ZBW in Kiel or Hamburg, you can register for a customer card  and borrow books from the library. We charge no fees for the card or for borrowing books. We will charge overdue fines if you do not renew the loan period in time.

You cannot take journals home with you, but they will be issued to you for reading and copying on the premises of the ZBW.

If a book or journal is not available at the ZBW branch that is most convenient for you, we will deliver the items there.

When you request a book or journal, please take care to select the branch where you want to pick it up.

Pickup at the loan desk

Loan desk Kiel:

  • Items held at Kiel can be picked up within 30 minutes. We make books available to you on the same day if you order them until 17:40h.
  • Books ordered from our Hamburg branch can be picked up on the following day from 14:00h.
  • Items from the external stacks are available to you from 14:00h on the second day after you requested them.

Loan desk Hamburg:

  • Items held at Hamburg can be picked up within 30 minutes. We make books available to you on the same day if you order them until 18:40h. 
  • Books ordered from our Kiel branch before 17:40h can be picked up on the following day from 12:00h.
  • Items from the external stacks are available to you from 12:00h on the second day after you requested them.

Document delivery

If you cannot visit us in Kiel or Hamburg, please use our Document delivery services to borrow books or to order copies of articles.