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Fees and charges

Information on fees and charges of the ULB Bonn, as for example for a library card, an exceeded loan period, inter-library loan, self service printing or copying or on a placed order.

Fees-chargesThe ULB charges fees in accordance with the fee system (in German) of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn from 18 February 2016 (Official Announcement of the University of Bonn number 6/2016 - in German).

Fees can be paid in cash at the loan departments Monday to Friday between 08:00 - 19:00 or can be paid by bank transfer to the following bank account:

  • Foreign bank transfer or domestic bank transfer
    IBAN: DE 08 37050198 0000057695
    BIC: COLSDE 33
    Remittee: Univ. Kasse Bonn
    Reference: 10C-00001-00-12930000 / and your user number

Overview of fees

Library card

The first library card is free of charge for members of the University of Bonn and also for specific other user groups.
An annual fee of 20,00 € will be charged from all other users.
When issuing a Replacement library card, 10,00 € will be charged in each case.

Exceeded loan period

The following fees apply for each overdue media item:

  • Up to 10 calendar days: 2,00€
  • Up to 20 calendar days: 5,00€
  • Up to 30 calendar days: 10,00€
  • Up to 40 calendar days: 20,00€


The sending of notifications, that reserved items or books ordered via inter-library loan are ready for collection, is subject to postal charge. Use our free of charge email notification (in German) service and save the postage.

Inter-library loan

National inter-library loan

  • For an inter-library loan within the national lending service, 1,50 € will be charged per order.
  • The supplying library may make the completion of the order dependent on whether you have defined a budget limit at the time of order of voluminous journal articles (over 20 pages). 

International inter-library loan

  • International inter-library loans cost 8, 00 € per volume of a book and 4,00 € for an article.
  • The supplying library may make the completion of the order dependent on whether you have defined a budget limit at the time of order of voluminous journal articles (over 20 pages). 

Attention: The international inter-library loan to Great Britain is considerably more expensive! Please refer to the inter-library loan department or the information desk.

Book replacement

In case of damage or loss of books or other media items, additional costs for repair, value replacement, new acquisition or reproduction of a substitute media item, a processing fee of 25 € will be charged.

Fees for the publication of image material

The use of images from libraries of the University of Bonn are subject to the following charges per image item:

  1. Publication in printed media items (books, newspapers, journals)
  2. Print run up to 3.000  40,00 €
    Print run up to 5.000 50,00 €
    Print run up to 10.000 60,00 €
    Print run up to 50.000 100,00 €
    Print run up to 50.000 150,00 €

    For further prints 20 % of the initial fee will be charged.

    The royalties will be subject to a 2-fold increase when using images in calendars, posters, postcards and greeting cards and a 4-fold increase when used for advertising purposes.

  3. Use in online service
  4. Up to one year 40,00 €
    Every additional year 20,00 €
  5. Use in film documentaries
  6. CD / DVD 50,00 €
    Film and televsion 50,00 €

Price overview

Self-service scanning

Saving to an USB memory stick is free of charge.

Self-service printing/copying

Devices for printing/copying are available and the billing is done with copy cards. Furthermore, a machine with coin payment exists in every library. Copy cards can be bought in the Main Library and also in the MNL Departmental Library.

You have to pay a 5,00 € deposit when you purchase the first copy card and 10,00 € for the first charge of the card (145 units).
Important note: The 15,00 € have to be inserted in appropriate banknotes.

Printing/ Copying with card payment

  • b/w A4: 1 unit
  • b/w A3: 2 units
  • in colour A4: 3 units
  • in colour A3: 6 units

1 unit=6,9 ct


Printing/copying with cash payment in coins

  • b/w A4: 5 ct
  • b/w A3: 10 ct
  • in colour: A4: 20 ct
  • in colour: A3: 40 ct


reader printer – re-enlargements of microfilm

  •  DIN A4 and DIN A3: 0,20 €

Reproduction on your own behalf

The digitisation department conducts the reproduction of material that cannot be borrowed, copied or photographed. The digitisation department reproduces texts and images in digital form.

Fees for the reproduction by ULB Bonn

  Students of the University of Bonn Other orderers with ULB user account Other orderers
Scan from a document in colour, 300 dpi, jpg, download from server 0,20 € 0,40 € 0,40 €
Scan from microfilm, b/w, 300dpi, download from server *) Free of charge using self service Free of charge using self service 0,40 €
Print out (b/w laser printer) in DIN A3/A4, including the previous scan 0,30 € 0,60 € 0,60 €
Image editing (at special request) Based on time and effort Based on time and effort Based on time and effort
Charge for shipping of print outs 1,75 € 3,50 € 3,50 €
Type of invoice of the reproduction costs Via user account Via user account invoice
Processing fee for payment Without charge Without charge 3,50 €

*) 25 scans maximum; larger orders are carried out by service providers

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