Borrowing books and other resources
The ZHB and its services are available to everyone.
Membership and registration
ZHB membership is free of charge.
You can use theform to register as a library user. Your library card will be ready for pickup at the service desk after a short processing time of two working days. Please bring your identity card or passport and, if you are a student at one of the Flensburg universities, also your student ID.
Remember to always bring your library card whenever you want to use the ZHB services.
Please keep in mind that your library card expires at regular intervals. To have your library card renewed, present it at the service desk together with your identity card and/or student ID.
Log in to yourto check the expiration date of your library card.
Please notify the service desk of any changes of your address, postal or email. You canus or talk to us in person.
Loan periods and renewals
The standard loan period is four weeks and can be renewed up to five times.
Exceptions apply to items from the reference collection in the reading room as well as to bound journals; these can only be borrowed as short-term loans. Short-term loans can only be borrowed overnight or over the weekend. They cannot be renewed. Please keep in mind that you will receive a daily reminder in case you do not return these items in due time. An extra fine is charged for these reminders.
Please use your
Please note that the new due date is four weeks from the date of your renewal, i.e. the four weeks are not added to the previous due date.
Forgotten your password?
The default password consists of your date of birth with 6-digits.
Example: 01.02.1934 = 010234
If you have changed your password and forgotten it, please contact the service desk in person or via.
Special locations and collections
Location: School books (Schul)
School books (yellow shelf-mark) can be found in the southern wing of the basement.
Standard loan periods and conditions apply.
Location: Course reserve/Reading access only
These collections (blue stripe under the shelf-mark) are located on the first floor north and shelved in alphabetical order of the names of the lecturers who set them up.
Items from course reserves are not for loan.
For more information on these reserves, please click .
Location: Service desk (Theke)
Please make a note of the shelf-mark and contact the staff at the service desk, as these items are not freely accessible.
Standard loan periods and conditions apply.
Location: Closed Stack (Mag) and School Book Stack (MagSchul)
Please make a note of the title and the shelf-mark and contact the staff at the service desk, as these items are not freely accessible.
Please make sure to read the information provided in the catalogue carefully: These items are often older items, some of which may not be borrowed.
Location: Reading Room (L-S)/Short-term loan
You can borrow books from the reading room (green shelf-mark) as short-term loans.
For short-term loans the loan period is overnight or over the weekend.
Short-term loans cannot be renewed.
Please keep in mind that the overdue notices are issued more quickly for short-term loans.
The latest editions and a few bound journals are not for loan.
You can find the latest issues on the first floor centre.
Older issues are shelved in the southern wing of the basement, accessible via the south side staircase.
Some journals are only available from the service desk and you will need your library card to access them.
Bound journals from the basement can be borrowed as short-term loans.
Short-term loans can only be borrowed overnight or over the weekend. They cannot be renewed.
Please keep in mind that you will receive a daily reminder in case you do not return these items in due time. An extra fine is charged for these reminders.
Lockable book trolleys
Doctoral candidates of either of the Flensburg universities may borrow lockable book trolleys for use in the library. Borrowed books and the student’s personal working material may be kept in the trolleys.
Book trolleys can be borrowed for four weeks. As with borrowed books, you can renew the trolleys up to five times.
Please leave your book trolley in the reading room after having used it. Make sure that you keep escape routes clear at all times.
The conditions of use as indicated on the trolleys apply.
The trolleys cannot be found in the catalogue and there is only a limited number available.
If you want to borrow one of the trolleys, please contact the service desk.