Ordering Items, Loan Periods


Orders, Loan Periods

Loan Period

  • Books: 20 days
  • Reference Literature: 1 day
  • Journals and Magazines: 20 days
  • Inter-Library Loan Books: depends on the lending library
  • Long Term Lockers: 40 days
  • Umbrellas: 5 days

The University Library sends a reminder email before the loan period ends as well as overdue notices after the deadline has passed. We are not responsible for whether or not you receive the email.

Late fees apply regardless whether a reminder mail was sent or received.

You can always check your user account in the KatalogPlus.

Ordering Magazines

  • Via the KatalogPlus
  • Monday to Friday till 4pm. Ready within 20 minutes
  • Books must be picked up within two days

Archive Orders

  • Media located in the Archive (dissertations and journals)
  • Ready within two days
  • Order articles in periodicals via the KatalogPlus. Delivered as a pdf to your email address. If you need an entire volume, please contact Circulation.

Renewing Loaned Materials

  • Possible starting five days before the loan deadline, if there is no hold on the book, and if the book hasn't already been renewed five times
  • The renewal period is the same as the initial loan period
  • Interlibrary loan materials may be renewed two times
  • Reference literature cannot be renewed
  • Umbrellas cannot be renewed
  • Renewal requests (except online) will be confirmed via email.



  • Please check in your user account, if the deadline was renewed.
  • Wir übernehmen keine Verantwortung für den E-Mail-Empfang.


RWTH Aachen 
Universitätsbibliothek - Ausleihe
52056 Aachen

Please include your user number. The postmark date is the date that applies.


+49 241 80-94456

Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm


+49 241 80-92273

In Person:

You can renew materials if you have your library card or materials with you.

Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Returning Books

  • During the opening hours
  • Return via mail possible, this excludes short-term loans. The postmarked date is the date that applies as the deadline.

Placing Hold Requests

  • Can be placed through the KatalogPlus.
  • Important: Make sure you select the correct lending and pickup branch (Medical Library and Central Library).