In principle, home loans are only possible upon presentation of the library card. As a rule, only a maximum of 30 media (books) may be borrowed.
The loan period for books is usually 28 days. A self-checker is available for borrowing books.
Important reference works and one copy of each book from the textbook collection are always available as reference holdings and cannot be borrowed (marked with a red dot on the signature plate). Current periodicals, newspapers and loose-leaf collections cannot be borrowed.

If the loan period is exceeded, you will be sent a reminder for a fee (see fees below).

User number and password

To protect your library account and address data from unauthorized access, access is secured via your user account number and a password. User number and password are required for all user-related actions in OPAC (renewal, reservation, account display, address data display).

Your library account and address data are protected from unauthorized access by your user number and password.

  • You will find the user number on the back of your CampusCard.
  • The standard password consists of your date of birth in the form DDMMYY (e.g. 180186).
  • To secure your account, please choose a password that is known only to you.

Please change your password in the OPAC via " Account/Extension " - "User data" - "Change password".
The "new" password should have a length of 6 - 12 characters, letters and numbers can be assigned, whereby upper and lower case is distinguished.

Have you forgotten your password?
If you have forgotten your password, you can have a new password sent to you by e-mail (provided that an e-mail address is entered in your user data).

Open our catalogue and click on "login" in the upper right corner. Below the login fields you will find the button "Forgot your password? In the new window, you only need to enter your user number, which you will find on your CampusCard/library card under the barcode, and a new password will be sent to the e-mail address stored in the system. With this password you can log in the next time.

Inventory and Signatures

List of holdings and signatures

The holdings of the library are structured and arranged according to the Regensburger Verbundklassifikation (German), i.e. according to subject areas. In order to ensure that each book has a specific place within its subject area and is therefore easy to find, each book is assigned an individual book number (signature). This signature is affixed to each book.
Example of a signature: 80/QC 320 J37-2(7)+2
This signature belongs to the work: Jarchow, Hans-Joachim: Th
eorie und Politik des Geldes. - Volume 2: Monetary policy. - 7th edition, 1995

A signature is divided into three parts:

1. Local licence plate

The first part of the signature (here: 80) is the local identifier (LKZ), which gives information about the borrowability.

Overview of the local identifiers:

    00: Reading room stock; 4 weeks borrowable
    10: Reference works, dictionaries, bibliographies; not borrowable
    20: Reference copy of the textbook collection; not borrowable
    80: Textbook collection; 4 weeks borrowable
    90: Newspapers, periodicals; not borrowable
    100: reading room stock; 4 weeks borrowable
    200: reading room stock, diploma theses; 4 weeks loanable
    900: handset administration; not borrowable

2. Notation

The slash is followed by the system position, where related books are brought together. This means that literature on a specific topic can be found at a specific point in the system directly on the shelf. However, it should be noted that this type of literature search does not include borrowed literature or e-books. The search on the shelf therefore does not necessarily give a complete overview of the books available at the location.
To our example: QC 320

"Q" is the department for economic literature.
"QC" is the subgroup for economic theory.
"QC 320" is the place where the literature on monetary policy is written.

3. Additives

In order to assign each book a very special place on the shelf, an addition is added after the notation, consisting of a

  • Encryption of the author's name (here: J37),
  • possibly a band count (here: -2),
  • possibly a circulation count (here: (7), i.e. this work is the 7th edition),
  • and, in the case of several copies, a count of the copies (here: +2) may exist.

Interlibrary loan

What is interlibrary loan?

You can order literature that is not available at the Ansbach University Library or the Ansbach State Library via interlibrary loan.

Who can order via interlibrary loan?

All users of the Ansbach University Library and the Ansbach State Library who have a valid library card.

What can be ordered via interlibrary loan?

You can order books for loan or copies of articles from books or journals for your scientific work, profession, education and training.

What cannot be ordered via interlibrary loan?

Books already available in Ansbach (University Library and State Library), even if they are currently lent out. Also not available for order:

    Bachelor's, Master's, diploma, master's and admission theses
    Books available in bookshops for up to 15 Euro
    DIN standards and VDI guidelines
    loose-leaf editions

Basis of Interlibrary Loan: Leihverkehrsordnung für Deutschland (LVO) (German Interlibrary Loan Regulations)

How much does the interlibrary loan cost?

Fernleihbestellungen von Büchern sind in der Regel kostenlos. Falls das Original nicht entleihbar ist, wird manchmal jedoch eine kostenpflichtige Kopie geliefert.

Kopienbestellungen aus der Fernleihe kosten 1,50 Euro pro Artikel (auch dann, wenn Sie den Artikel nicht abholen). Kopien aus Zeitungen und Kioskzeitschriften sind nicht möglich.

How can you order?

First, check the cataligue of the library Ansbach to see if the book is already available in Ansbach. If this is not the case, you can place an interlibrary loan order online via the catalogue of the Bavarian Library Network in the Gateway Bayern. Detailed instructions can also be found on the help pages of the Bavarian Library Network.

When can the arrival of the book or essay be expected?

The completion of a book order via interlibrary loan takes approx. 2-3 weeks. Ordering essays usually takes 2 weeks.
For particularly urgent orders, you can use the document delivery service "Subito" of the German libraries, which is subject to a charge. This service is offered to you via SFX.

How can I see whether an interlibrary loan book has arrived for me?

You can check the status of your interlibrary loan at any time in your user account under the menu item "Orders". As long as the book has not yet arrived, it has the status "ordered"; if the book has arrived and is ready for you at the information desk, the book has the status "retrievable".

How can I see if an essay has arrived for me?

You can find your copy orders in your OPAC user account under the menu item "Further Offers/ Interlibrary Loan Copies of the University Library". There you will find a list of all orders that have already been placed, including status information. However, you can only see whether the article has already been sent by the lending library, but not whether the article has already arrived at our office and is now ready for you.

How long can the book be borrowed?

The loan period is granted by the lending library and is usually 28 days. Within the framework of the lending regulations, the lending library may impose certain conditions for use in our library, e.g. shortened lending periods, use only in the reading room, copying ban, etc. We are bound to these restrictions without exception.


Dunning charges

If the loan period is exceeded, the library is obliged to issue a reminder with costs:

    Reclaim Euro 7,50
    Reclaim Euro 10,00
    Call Euro 20,00 (plus postage)
    Immediate enforcement and simultaneous exclusion Euro 50 (plus postage)

The amounts of the individual dunning notices do not cancel each other out, but add up.

Please note this: Until the return of the reminded work and until the payment of the reminder costs (by bank transfer or CampusCard; cash payment is not possible), neither borrowing, nor renewing nor reserving is possible.


  • Replacement of a lost locker key: 7,50 Euro
  • Loss of the interlibrary loan note: 5,00 Euro
  • Replacement of Lost or Damaged Media: Valuation by the Library

Copies from interlibrary loan cost 1.50 Euro per article (even if you do not collect the article). Copies from newspapers and kiosk magazines are not possible.

Copy and scan

A CampusCard is required to use the photocopier. 3 eCoins (equivalent to 0.03 €) are charged per page.

External customers can obtain a CampusCard for the copier at the information desk. A fee of € 0.03 per page is due (payable in cash).

Alternatively, a book scanner (Zeutschel Zeta) is also available, the scans can be stored on a USB stick or sent to an e-mail account.


For the return of books you will find a return machiane in the foyer. Please first tap the "Open door" button on the screen and then insert the media individually when the light is green.


An extension of the loan period is possible 5x for a further 28 days each, as long as no reservations have been made.
Extensions are possible via the user account in the library catalogue or at the self-booking or return machine.

Please note:

  • Extensions are always subject to reservation, i.e. the books can be reclaimed at any time.
  • Media can only be extended until the end of the loan period 5 days before the end of the loan period. The new loan period end is calculated from the original submission date.
  • As a rule, all media can be extended.
    • which can be borrowed for four weeks,
    • that aren't marked yet,
    • have not yet been extended 5x, and
    • within the extension period.
  • Media that have already been dunned cannot be extended. Likewise, extensions are not possible if dunning charges have not yet been paid.
  • To be on the safe side, please check the account query again to see whether all books have really been renewed.


If you find a book with the status "borrowed" in the library catalogue, you can mark the respective book directly from the search via the link "to the document" and via the link "mark". You can find out about the expected end of the loan period and any existing reservations by viewing the full display of the title under the "Copies/Signatures" tab.
Please note:
If a reservation already exists for a copy, this copy may not be available for you for approx. 6 weeks after submission by the current user.
An overview of all the books you have currently reserved can be found in your user account - sub-account "Reservations".
Downloadable books
When the book is handed over by the other user, the book will be available for collection at the lending desk for 10 opening days and you will be informed by e-mail. In your user account in the library catalogue (sub-account "Orders") you can see at any time which books are available for you to pick up at the lending desk.

Cancellation of a reservation:
If you do not need the books after all, you can also cancel book reservations via your user account in the library catalogue in the "Book reservations" sub-account.