Registration

Your study chip serves as your library card. By enrolling at the Frankfurt UAS a libary account has been set up automatically. Your login for your library account as well as for reserving items and using the self-service facilities is the the library card number on your study chip (below the barcode) and your password. Preset as password is your date of birth (ddmmyy). You can reset your passwort in case you have changed it and forgot it.

By using the library on site or online you agree to the library regulations and the IT regulations of the Frankfurt UAS (both available in German only).

Please fill out the registration form first. After completing the form please send an email to ausleihe(at)bibl.fra-uas.de and include the following information/documents: 

  • First and last name
  • German ID (Personalausweis)
    • or passport and confirmation of registration (Meldebescheinigung)
    • or residence title (Aufenthaltstitel)
  • a confirmation of your being employed at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

We will notify you when your library card is ready for you to pick up. For faculty and staff special borrowing conditions apply. In case you are listed on one of our websites or the university intranet, we do not need further confirmation.

As an assistant lecturer please send the following form in addition.

As a member of the project staff, please send the following form in addition.

You are welcome to continue using the library after graduation. Please keep your study chip for this purpose. Your library membership can be renewed by email to  ausleihe(at)bibl.fra-uas.remove-this.de.

Please include

  • first and last name
  • library card number (below the barcode on your study chip)
  • residence address
  • date of birth

[Translate to EN:]

Bitte schicken Sie eine E-Mail mit folgenden Informationen an ausleihe(at)bibl.fra-uas.de:

 

  • Ihren Namen
  • Ihre Ausweisnummer (unter dem Barcode des Study Chips / Bibliotheksausweises)
  • Ihre aktuelle Adresse
  • Geburtsdatum
  • Fachbereich (sofern Studierende/r oder Lehrende/r der Frankfurt UAS)

Ihr Ausweis bzw. die Mitgliedschaft in der Bibliothek wird dann verlängert.

Even if you are not a member of the Frankfurt UAS you can register with and use the library. Please fill out the registration form first. After completing the form please send an email to ausleihe(at)bibl.fra-uas.de and include the following information/documents

  • First and last name
  • German ID (Personalausweis)
    • or passport and confirmation of registration (Meldebescheinigung)
    • or residence title (Aufenthaltstitel)

As a minor you need to send the following documents in addition:

  • a letter of consent signed by your parent(s) or legal guardian (letter of consent available in German only)
  • identification card or copy of the identification card of your parents or legal guardian who signed the letter of consent

Loan terms for students and guests

Standard loan period: 28 days.

  • All items with no remark in the catalog (except for journals, standards and final theses)

Short term lending: for one day (or Friday for the weekend), items cannot be renewed.

  • All items with the remark short term lending in the library catalog

Not for loan:

  • All items with a the remark usage in the libary only in the library catalog
  • Journals, standards
  • Final theses

Here you can check when your books are due:

Receipt:

  • When you borrow books you will get a receipt indicating the due date.

Library account:

Email alert:

  • Please add your email address to your library account. You will receive a loan reminder by email one week ahead of the due date and a second reminder one day ahead. For books on short term lending there will not be a reminder.
  • Please note: It is still your responsibility to return the books or renew your loans on time. The library cannot guarantee the delivery of reminders by email.

You also can renew standard loans up to 4 times via your library account. Renewal is not possible if someone else has reserved the item.

Which items can be renewed:

  • All items with standard loan period (28 days)

Renewal period:

  • 28 days
  • The new loan period starts with the date of renewing.
  • You can renew items until the day the books are due.

Number of possible renewals:

Renewing is not possible if:

  • the book is for short-term lending  only
  • you already renewed the item twice,
  • the book is overdue,
  • someone else reserved it,
  • your membership has expired
  • you have fines to pay.

Returning books is possible

  • via the book return boxes in front of the library entrance (building no 3)
  • via the self-service machines

 

  • Instead of four weeks you can borrow books and other items for two months;
  • you can renew the items once online for additional two months;
  • you can reserve up to 5 items currently on loan.

Please note: A renewal is not possible if your library account is blocked due to fines, or the items are requested by another user.

To take advantage of this service, please ask the registrar's office (Prüfungsamt) to confirm you are currently writing a final paper by sending the following form to ausleihe(at)bibl.fra-uas.remove-this.de

Number of possible reservations:

  • You may reserve up to 4 items currently on loan. 

How to reserve items:

  • Once you found the book in the library catalog just click on reserve.
  • Log into your library account by entering your library card number and your password. Preset as your password is your date of birth (ddmmyy).

Picking up reserved books:

  • An alert that the book is ready for pick-up will be sent via email.
  • The item will be available for you at the library for 5 days.
  • In case you did not add your email address to your library account, you can check directly in your library account, if the requested item is ready for pick-up.

You can also make a purchase suggestion.

Loan terms for faculty and staff

Standard loan period: 84 days (3 months).

  • All items with no remark in the catalog (except for journals, standards and final theses)

Short term lending: for one day (or Friday for the weekend), items cannot be renewed.

  • All items with the remark short term lending in the library catalog

Not for loan:

  • All items with a the remark usage in the libary only in the library catalog
  • Journals, standards and the historical collection
  • Final theses

Here you can check when your books are due:

Receipt:

  • You will get a receipt indicating the due date.

Library account:

Email alert:

  • Please add your email address to your library account. You will receive a loan reminder by email one week ahead of the due date and a second reminder one day ahead. For books on short term lending there will not be a reminder.
  • Please note: It is still your responsibility to return the books or renew your loans on time. The library cannot guarantee the delivery of reminders by email.

You also can renew standard loans up to four times via your library account, unless someone else has reserved the item.

Which items can be renewed:

  • All items with standard loan period (84 days)

Renewal period:

  • 84 days
  • The new loan period starts with the date of renewing.
  • You can renew items until the day the books are due.

Number of possible renewals:

Renewing is not possible if:

  • the book is for short-term lending  only
  • you already have renewed the item twice,
  • the book is overdue,
  • someone else reserved it,
  • your membership has expired,
  • you have fines to pay.

Returning books is possible

  • via the book return boxes in front of the library entrance (building no 3)
  • via the self-service machines

 

Number of possible reservations:

  • You may reserve up to 4 items currently on loan. 

How to reserve items:

  • Once you found the book in the library catalog just click on reserve.
  • Log into your library account by entering your library card number and your password. Preset as your password is your date of birth (ddmmyy).

Picking up reserved books:

  • An alert that the book is ready for pick-up will be sent via email.
  • The item will be available for you for 5 days.
  • In case you did not add your email address to your library account, you can check directly in your library account, if the requested item is ready for pick-up.

You can also make a purchase suggestion.

Fees and fines

  • Using the library and borrowing: free of charge
  • Scanning: free of charge
  • Interlibrary loan (Germany): 1,50 Euro per order
  • 1st overdue notice: 3 Euro per item
  • 2nd overdue notice: plus 3 Euro per item
  • 3rd overdue notice: plus 6 Euro per item   

Fees according to VwKostO-MWK and HVwKostG.

  • Books or other library material: 11 Euro administration fee per item plus cost of item
  • Replacement fee for new library card: 15 Euro  (according to VwKostO-MWK and HVwKostG)

Interlibrary loan fees

The basic fee for ILL is 1.50 Euro for one book or other item or up to 20 copies of an article.

Payment methods:

  • at the service desk from your Study Chip/MensaCard/StudentCard of Hochschule RheinMain and Geisenheim/Goethe-Card account
  • at the PayStation by girocard/Maestro card. Please show the receipt at the service desk, so we can credit your ILL account with that amount.

Overdue fines

Please note that the borrower is responsible for accumulated overdue fines whether or not the overdue notice is received. Outstanding fines and other charges will prevent borrowing, reserving and renewing and must be paid in full.

Payment methods:

  • at the service desk from your Study Chip/MensaCard/StudentCard of Hochschule RheinMain and Geisenheim/Goethe-Card account
  • at the PayStation by girocard/Maestro card
  • by bank transfer using the following bank details:
IBAN DE10 5005 0000 0001 0064 85
BIC HELA DE FF
Empfänger Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Verwendungszweck Bibliothek UND Bibliotheksausweisnummer.
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last updated on: 12.08.2021