Information about borrowing

Information about borrowing

Part of our collection can be borrowed. If you want to borrow items, you need to be a member of the library. TU Delft employees and students are a member by default. You van login with your NetID and borrow books with your campus card. If you are not a TU Delft employee or student, you will have to apply for a library card.

How does it work?


How/where do I find the books that I can borrow?

You can find the location of books that can be borrowed via the Books and journal articles search box on the homepage. The search result indicates where you can find it (at which location and the place number).

Found the book, then what?

Physical book
A physical book you can check out via the self-service station in the Central Hall. As a TU employee / student you do that with your campus card. If you are not a TU employee / student with your Library card. Ask for help at the information desk if you need assistance.

It is possible that your search result in our catalogue (via the search box on our homepage) is located in our Treasury. You can regonise that by the prefix 'TR' in the location code. To examine these Treasury materials, please send an email to library@tudelft.nl to make an appointment.

E-book
If you need an e-book, it depends on the agreements made with the publisher whether you can view it or also download it (partially). To access the e-book you have to be connected to the TU Delft network. (More information about VPN and Library Access)

Examples of how to retrieve books & e-books: Tulib resources

Book appears to be on loan. And then?

It is possible that the book you have requested is on loan. When you log in with your NetID or with your onegini (non-TU visitors) you can make a reservation. The borrower can no longer extend the loan.

As soon as the book is returned to the Library, we will email you that it is available for you to collect at the information desk. You then still need to check out the book at the self-service station in the Central Hall. We keep the requested books at the desk for you for five days.

Title is in 'Closed stacks'. What next?

It is possible that the title you have found in the catalogue is located in our depot. This is indicated in the search result as ‘Closed stacks’. By logging in and clicking on ‘Place hold’, you can request the book/journal.

If it concerns a book you can pick it up 30 minutes after your request at the collection area around the information desk up during office hours (Mon – Fri till 17:00 hrs). The books are sorted by surname of the person who made the request. If you make a request after office hours, you can pick it up the next working day at the desk and register the loan at the self-service station. See also opening hours of the depot.

We keep the requested books at the desk for you for five days.

If it concerns a journal you will have to pick up your request from a member of staff at the information desk after about 30 minutes. Journals cannot be taken home, only studied in the Library in temporary exchange of your campus card or membership card.

Returning books

You can return books yourself or send them by post at your own expense.

Postal address: TU Delft Library, PO Box 98, 2600 MG Delft

Extending your loan

The standard loan period is 4 weeks. After that the loan is automatically extended for 4 more weeks until: 

  • Someone else reserves the book 
  • The book has been in your possession for 26 weeks
  • You still have to pay a fine.

Please note
If a book is returned late or reserved, the automatic extension of all the other books in your account also stops.
No rights can be derived from not receiving the reminder emails.

Conditions


Loan period

The standard loan period is 4 weeks. After that the loan is automatically extended for 4 more weeks until:

  • Someone else reserves the book
  • The book has been in your possession for 26 weeks.
  • You still have to pay a fine.

Please note

If a book is returned late or reserved, the automatic extension of all the other books in your account also stops.

No rights can be derived from not receiving the reminder emails.

Number of loans at any one time

Max. 20

Overdue

If an item is overdue, you will have to pay a fine of € 0,20 per day per book, up to a maximum of € 10 per book.

You can pay your fine at the information desk.

Only when the total fine has been paid, can you borrow new items again.

We will send out reminders by email after 7, 20 and 45 days beyond the due date.

If the book still hasn’t been returned after 52 days, we will send out an invoice for replacement costs, fine and € 25 administration costs.

How to avoid fines

We will send out reminders by email after 7, 20 and 45 days beyond the due date.

Book lost or damaged?

If you have lost or damaged a book, you will have to pay the replacement costs, administration costs and any outstanding fines.

We will send out an invoice for replacement costs, fine and € 25 administration costs.