The Dr. Friedrich Teßmann Library is a closed access library, i.e. apart from the collections in the reading room (about 9000 reference books and encyclopaedias) all our stocks are placed in two different stack rooms. You get access to our books by consulting our library catalogue.

Flyer of the library catalogue (german) (We implemented a new library management system. The texts are currently adapted and updated.)


You can order a book you desire from the stack room in two different ways:

  • You can use the white borrower’s ticket, filling in your name, user number and the call number (book number) and consign it at the circulation desk.
  • We implemented a new library management system. The texts are currently adapted and updated.
    Or you can go to the online catalogue. Click on the „Functions" button in the menu and then on „Reservation“. Now, the system will ask you to enter your „Readers Code“(your User ID), which is the number on your library card (to be entered as follows: 210.555) and the password, which is your date of birth (to be entered as follows: dd.mm.yyyy). Now, click twice on „OK“ to complete the order.
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In both cases the ordered book will be sent to the circulation desk within some minutes and kept ready for you.

Please note that without your library card we cannot issue books on your User account and it is thus not possible for you to borrow books without your card.

You can borrow at most 20 items. The loan period is one month but you can extend the loan period before the item is due if there is no reservation.
At the circulation desk you will receive a date card to remind you of the due date and of the arising default charges if you will return the book not on time. A few days before the loan period expires an automatically sent email reminds you of the upcoming due date. In order for this service to work an email address must be specified in your User details. In this regard, please refer to the information desk.

We implemented a new library management system. The texts are currently adapted and updated. When searching in the library catalogue look at „Call number - Holdings“ to know if and how long the concerned item is on loan, whether there is a reservation for it or whether it is to be found at a special location (reading room, intranet: IT workstations-foyer, auxiliary stack, etc.).

Categories exempt from loan:
  • Items from the reading room
  • Old and valuable collections
  • Audio-visual material (CDs, DVDs, etc.) that have been published less than 18 months ago
  • Publications with loose sheets or inserts
  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals
  • Images

Renewal of the loan period

If you need books beyond the loan period, you can renew it provided that there are no other reader’s reservations.
For this purpose use the renewal option in your User account or contact our staff at the circulation desk calling +39 0471 471815.
You can renew your loan period two times at most. The renewal must take place on the last day of the previous loan period at the latest otherwise default charges will be due.


Reservations

If the item you wish to borrow is already on loan or has just been ordered, you have the possibility to make a reservation.
  • How to make reservations when you are in the library:
We implemented a new library management system. The texts are currently adapted and updated. Go to “Functions” and click on “Prebookings”. You will be asked by the system to enter your „User ID“ (which is the number on your library card; to be entered as follows: 210.555) and the password (your date of birth; to be entered as follows: dd.mm.yyyy). Now, click twice on „Reservation“ to conclude the reservation.

As soon as the reserved book arrives in the library, you will automatically receive a notification email. You can come and collect the medium at the circulation desk within 10 days.
  • How to make reservations from home:
You also can search and reserve books from home on our website and come and directly collect them at the circulation desk within 10 days.

We implemented a new library management system. The texts are currently adapted and updated. After having chosen the wanted title by clicking on “Show item”, click on the „Reservations“ button. Now you come to the Login window. Enter your library card number and your password and click on the “Login” button. The system will show you the chosen title again. Please click once again on the „Reservations“ button to post the reservation. Subsequently, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing the data of the reserved item You will find further information in the Instructions on the User account.