A few days after registration, you can pick up your library card in the library.
Please produce your valid student ID and identification card (or passport with a resident registration certificate).
As default, we use the first 4 digits of your birthday (DDMM) as the password for your online account. You can change your password yourself, at any time.
You may renew the due date up to four times if the item on loan has not been reserved. After the expiration of the fourth renewal period, the media have to be presented at the circulation desk. If no reservation has been made, the books will be reversed and may be borrowed again right away.
Out of service hours, this procedure can be carried out at the self-checkout system, provided that the media belong to the respective branch library.
By way of the online catalogue (OPAC), you can reserve media, which have been borrowed by other users.
For a medium on loan, select the tab "Reservation/Order".
For a reservation, you need your user number and your password (Default: the first 4 digits of your birthday [DDMM]).
You will promptly receive a "success message" with information on the prospective due date.
Media which have been borrowed from your "home branch" or are exclusively available at another branch library, can be ordered from other branch libraries. You always activate orders from the list of results after doing an online search. The displayed status in the catalogue entry is "available for request". Now go to the tab "reservation/order" and click on "select".
Log on with your user number and your password (Default: the first 4 digits of your birthday [DDMM]).
As soon as the medium has arrived at the library, you will be notified.
Please do not confuse the following:
Order (Bestellung) = Ordering literature from other branch libraries
Reservation (Vormerkung) = Reserve literature which has been borrowed by other users
Purchasing suggestion (Anschaffungsvorschlag) = Books which you would like to suggest for acquistion
First of all, you need as much basic information on the book you're looking for as possible (ISBN, ISSN, author, title). With help of this information, you can search the online catalogue.
If there is a hit, you will be informed whether the desired title is currently available or not.
If the wanted book is on loan or only available in another branch library of the FH Aachen, you can make a reservation or order it to your "home branch library".
No, you can't, but you will get the media directly at the RWTH. Your FH library card is not valid at the RWTH, so please make an application for an additional library card there.