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For the loan, you need a UCCard or a valid ID from the University and City Library of Cologne.

In order to borrow, a one-time registration is required. Please bring the UCCard or the user ID of the USB and your ID card.

Loan Period

The loan period for students of Social and Cultural Anthropology is usually 10 opening days, for all other members of the University of Cologne 5 opening days. There are separate regulations for members of the Department.

Only borrowed books can be booked online or at the "Glaskasten".


Reserved books cannot be renewed. If there is no reservation, up to 3 extensions are possible for students of Social and Cultural Anthropology at 10 additional opening days each. For all other members of the University of Cologne an extension is possible by 5 additional opening days. The first extension is automatic.

You can view your media from us through your user account at the USB. After registration please select the "Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology" as library. You can also renew your borrowed media online from three days before the end of the loan period. Renewals are also possible by telephone or e-mail. Please contact the "Glaskasten".