Using the library and borrowing
You need a library card to borrow books. This is provided by the University Library of Basel. You can also order the card online: aleph.unibas.ch. It is valid not only in our library, but also at university library Basel and in many other libraries.
Order and return of books
Due to the Corona pandemic, the open access area of the library will remain closed until further notice. You can pre-order books from our library online in the catalogue and pick them up at the library as soon as you have received an invitation to pick them up. The ordered books will be deposited at the entrance of the library. Works published before 1890 can only be consulted in the reading room.
The loan period for books is generally 28 days. If there is no reservation, this period is automatically extended twice and can be extended three more times in the user account. The maximum loan period is 6 months.
Books that are no longer needed can be placed in the return box provided in the entrance area of the library around the clock or delivered by post.
More detailed information on the topic of use and lending can be found here (German).