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Charges and fees

University Library > borrowing > Charges and fees
​​​​This English translation is intended to allow international readers a better understanding. It is solely for information purposes and only the German version​ is legally binding.

In case of late return:

  • up to 10 days delay per item: 2 EUR
  • up to 20 days delay per item: 5 EUR
  • up to 30 days delay per item: 10 EUR
  • more than 30 days delay per item: 20 EUR
  • in case of late return of a short-term loan item, per day and item: 2 EUR

Replacement issue for the library card:

  • 10 EUR

In case of loss, damage or failure to return item(s) or parts of item(s):

  • Administrative fee per item: 25 EUR
    In addition, compensation for lost, not returned or damaged media will be charged.

For issuing the library card the annual fee applies for external users*:

  • 20 EUR

Fee for the information competence course for external users*:

  • per participant and information competence course: 10 EUR

* = The following user groups are excluded from paying the fees:

  • Members of the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf - HSD Düsseldorf
  • Former members of the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf - HSD Düsseldorf (former: Fachhochschule Düsseldorf)
  • Members of the other public universities of the state of North-Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulen in Trägerschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, german version)
  • Students of schools and trainees
  • Holders of a valid Düssel-Pass
  • Refugees who were exempted from paying the guest auditor's fee under the guest auditor programme of the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences

Please note: Officially recognised private universities are not exempt from the obligation to pay fees.

Legal fundamentals:

Payment of fees

Fees can be paid personally at the service desk of the university library during our service hours (only cash payment possible).

You are also welcome
to transfer any fees incurred:
Our bank details 
(currently in German only)


Questions or problems?

At the service desk we will gladly help you during our service time: