Self-service checkout

Checking out books without having to stand in line

You will find an explanation film about the self-service check out on this page [in German only].

1) To change the language of the user interface to English, select "Sprache ändern" at the bottom of the touchscreen. Then select "borrow items".

3) Enter your password using the on-screen keyboard. Your pre-set password is your birthday in four digits (day and month) without periods in between.

Thanks to RFID at the Brach Library 5 and the ERBA Library, you can check out books yourself, even if no librarian is available. This works for all books in the open stacks with the exception of overnight and weekend checkouts. Simply use our self-service terminal and follow the step-by-step instructions on the screen.

2) Place your Student or Service Card on the card reader.

Non-university members must put their Library Card near the barcode reader, with the barcode facing up.

4) Place your books on the area that's marked in grey.

5) Wait for all of your books to show up on the list on the screen. Then select "finish".

6) Select whether you want a checkout receipt. Please don't forget your Library Card!


If you have any questions, please ask our staff at the Branch Library 5 and the ERBA Library. They'll be happy to help you.