Borrowing from DTU Library's printed collection

- Lending policy


Register your loan at the self-service terminal with your DTU card. Users with no DTU card can register their loan at Library Service during opening hours.

See your Loans & requests in DTU Findit

Library card

DTU students and staff use their DTU card for borrowing. Users with no DTU card can use valid ID such as the Danish health insurance card (sundhedskort) or drivers license at Library Service during opening hours.

Lending period

The lending period is 4 weeks for most books/materials; thus, you can normaly have a book for 4 weeks. If the material has not been requested by another user the loan is renewed automaticaly.

See Returning books - and recal notices

Renew loans form DTU Library

Loans are renewed automaticaly - untill another person has made a reservation. Material from foreign libraries can not be renewed.


- DTU staff only
DTU staff with an address at a DTU facility can choose to receive books at this address; at Lyngby Campus we use internal DTU mail at no cost, at other DTU locations we use PostNord. DTU staff may use same procedure for returning books. 

Where to find our printed collection

DTU Library's printed materials are located in open and closed stacks. Books in open stacks, both Lyngby and Ballerup, can be picked-up by you, and be registed at the self-service terminal. Books from before 1968 and journals from before 2010 are stored in closed stacks. Thus, you can not gain access to these yourself, but must make a reservation via DTU Findit.