In order to borrow or order books from DTU Library, you must be registered in our user database. Read more about this to the right. Non DTU users must register with a valid e-mail address, password by choice and CPR number (the first time).
Search printed books
You can search the printed books collection here
Renewal of loan, books
You can renew your books via this link
For urgent delivery, at a fee, please call 45 25 72 50 (weekdays 9.00-16.00).
The lending period is 4 weeks for most books/materials. Unless another user has requested the book you may renew the loan.
Books can be returned at the library desk (Library Service) or by post. Outside of opening hours, you may return your books in the drop box situated by the library entrance in building 101 D, DTU Lyngby Campus or at the library entrance at DTU Ballerup Campus.
Recall notices and charges for compensation claims
Recall is done by e-mail to the address we have from your registration. For DTU staff this is the official DTU-mail and for DTU students we use the official DTU student-mail (the s-mail).
1. Recall notice Free of charge
2. Recall notice: Free of charge
3. Recall notice: DKK 150,00 as administration fee and a compensation claim.
The size of the compensation claim is determined on the basis of the cost of acquiring corresponding material. The compensation claim may include an administration fee for the procurement costs entailed in replacing the material.
After a period of 20 days the compensation claim is sent to collection at the Danish Tax Office (SKAT), and the borrower is notified of this.
If the borrowed material is returned before the matter is sent to SKAT, the borrower will still have to pay the fee before borrowing privileges can be restored. The compensation claim is not refunded if the borrower returns the material after SKAT has been notified.
You can pay your transactions here
Blocking of library account
If you owe DTU Library more than DKK 500 you will be prevented from borrowing or renewing printed material. When the outstanding amount has been paid, the account will be reopened.
For DTU faculty and staff, charges for overdue library items will be forwarded to the relevant department and so staff library accounts will not be blocked.
Pay electronically with Dankort, MasterCard, Visa or JCB.
Terms of payment
The Danish health insurance card (sundhedskort) is usually used as a library card. A library card can be issued for company employees, private users and DTU staff on request. DTU students may use their DTU student card or the Danish health insurance card as a library card.
DTU staff with an address at a DTU facility can choose to receive books by internal DTU mail at no cost.
Books from DTU Library collections may be taken aboard only by special agreement. Students from Øresundsuniversitetet may take books to Sweden.
Closed stacks (Lyngby)
Books published before 1968 and journals published before 2010 are placed in the closed stacks.
These materials can be ordered by contacting one of the library desks. Requests for material from the closed stacks are collected 6 times a day, at the following times:
11.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00
The material will be available within half an hour at the latest from the above times and for the rest of the day. The next day the material will be returned to the closed stacks.