The period of loan is usually one month, unless otherwise stated.
A reminder is sent 5 days before you need to return the item.
If the item still has not been returned, an invoice for a replacement and our handling cost, is then issued.
Material from Det Kgl. Bibliotek - Aarhus and Aarhus University Library can be renewed for up to 6 months, after which you must return the item regardless of the date of the last renewal. However, a renewal cannot be made for an item which other users have reserved.
The size of the fine depends on the number of items on loan.
If borrowed material is not returned, or if it is returned in damaged condition, the user must cover the costs incurred by the library for new purchases or repairs.
If the material cannot be replaced, the user pays an amount equal to an assessment of the material’s cost (determined by the library who owns the material) and accrued charges (in accordance with Act No. 340 of 17 May 2000 on Library Activities).
If a user owes DKK 200 or more in fines then loans and renewals are temporarily denied the user until the amount is paid, in whole or in part. The user will be notified accordingly when lending.
A user may be denied the possibility of making any further loans if there has been a substantial breach of their obligation to return material in an undamaged condition. Denial of borrowing rights may also occur if a user has outstanding fines of DKK 200 or more. Exclusion occurs with 7 days of a written warning.
If borrowed items are not returned or are damaged, the user must pay the costs associated with new purchases or repairs. The user may elect to purchase an item to replace a lost or damaged item – the new item must be completely identical to that which is being replaced unless otherwise agreed.
If a previously replaced item is subsequently returned, the AU Library/Det Kgl. Bibliotek - Aarhus will reimburse the replacement charge for a period of six months after the establishment of the fine. We can however, in certain cases, choose to repay the replacement charge even though the 6 months period has been exceeded.
We send regular reminders to users who have outstanding fines that are over a month old.
Payments of fines and any subsequent replacement charges can be made as follows:
With regard to payment of replacement charges, there may be differences at the different libraries on exactly how this is to be settled. We therefore refer you to the library that owns the item if you are unable to pay online.
It is possible to have books sent to your home address for a fee. The cost is DKK 50 per book.
Special rules regarding fees and the return of material apply if you are an employee at Aarhus University. The loan period is still one month, after which you must either return the material or renew it via our website. However, the deadline for employees is longer than the standard seven days.