Loans and returns

Practical information

We have gathered together a lot of the practical information you might need as a library user - ranging from how you can obtain remote access to the materials if you are affiliated with Aarhus University, to what library fines you will need to pay if you should return a book too late.

If there is any information you are missing, you are very welcome to contact us, either via e-mail or at one of our service locations.

AU Library user

If you are already registered as a user at AU Library, you can log in here to see information about your loans, reservations and to-do lists.  

If you are not yet registered as an AU Library user, you can start the process here.  

If you have forgotten the PIN code associated with your library account, it is possible to have it modified.


About AU Library


Something you can't find?

What can I renew?

Depending on the material you have borrowed, there can be different possibilities regarding renewal and the potential for keeping it for a longer period. See more about the rules regarding different types of material.

Rules of loan

AU Library has a set of rules for the loan of material. It is expected that AU Library users comply with these rules. Information on the rules can be found here.

Interlibrary loans

If you need material that is not available at AU Library, but is owned by another library, it is possible that AU Library can obtain the material for you. Read more about how to do this. 



Lending times and fines

Here you can find information on how long you can borrow different material, what it will cost if it is returned too late, and how to pay any potential fine you may incur. 

Pay fines online

If you have kept a book for too long and had the misfortune to incur a fine. The fine can be paid online, read how here.

Suggest a title

If you have a suggestion for material that you think AU Library should make available to its users, we would really like to hear from you.



Reservation processing time and pick-up

Here you can read about the AU Library guidelines regarding reservation processing time and the collection of reserved materials.

Access from home

It is possible, if you are affiliated with Aarhus University, to get access to AU Library material from home. You can read more about how to do this here.