- Minimum age 16
- Residence or place of study in Switzerland, or members of an institution belonging to the Internationale Bodensee-Hochschule higher education network.
A valid library card is required for borrowing media.
Valid library cards are:
- NEBIS library cards
- IDS library cards
The following items can be extended to library cards through registering:
- UZH Card
- Careum Training Center ID
- BibliOpass library cards
If you are not sure whether your card is valid, please contact the library staff.
If you do not have a library card you can register with us.
If you have lost your library card, please ask the library staff for a replacement (free of charge).
Your library card is linked to youruser account.
In the user account you can:
- manage your address, email, and password
- view your borrowed media, orders, and charges
- extend loan periods for media
Forgotten password? Contact us for a reset. Then modify the new password in your user account if you want.
UZH short name/passwords are not related to your libraryr user account, and must be managed in the Identity Manager.
If you don't yet have a library card you can register online or in the library during staff hours. Your online registration can be activated in our library or at the desk of aNEBIS member library. For your registration to be activated, you must have a personal ID.
You can borrow material as soon as your card has been activated.
|media with white call numbers||pick it off the shelf and borrow it:
- at the self checkout or via the
- library staff (staff hours) or
- fill in the loan form (on the counter)
|archive holdings||order first, ready for pick up after 1 working day|
|holdings of institute libraries||order first, ready for pick up after 1 working day|
|media out on loan||can be reserved directly in the online catalogue. A notification will be sent as soon as the reserved material is available and ready for pick up|
|media with RED call numbers||non-circulating|
|print issues of journals||non-circulating|
Max. number of loans: 20
|general loan period||14 days|
|1st and 2nd renewal: automatic||14 days each time|
|3rd to 5th renewal via your user account||14 days each time|
Once the loan period has elapsed, a reminder (no charge) with the request that you renew or return the material will be sent.
You can only renew if no one else has reserved the material and you have not yet reached the 84-days maximum loan period. If renewal is not possible, you must return the material.
Once the loan period has elapsed, the material is automatically deemed to be overdue, and the reminder process will be activated. After a recall, the first reminder and subsequent reminders (a maximum of three in total) will be sent at intervals of least one week. The third reminder will be sent by registered mail.
Undeliverable, not received or not read reminders/recalls (sent by post or e-mail) or reminder letters will not be accepted as grounds for late returns and will in no case result in waiver of the reminder fee charged. Users are personally responsible for regularly checking their user account in the search portal or Web-OPAC.
Ordering for Delivery to Another Pick-Up Point
The following services are available (subject to a charge):
|Media from the library||By mail to your home address|
|Material from any external library (Interlibrary Loan)||To the lending desk of the library or by mail to your home address|
Material out on loan can be reserved. You will be notified by email as soon as the reserved material is ready for pick-up.
It is not possible to make a reservation for a specific date or time.
Returning Borrowed Material
Material borrowed from the Library of the Vetsuisse Faculty can be placed into the return box in the library. A second return box is located in the mailroom (TFA 01.40).
Returns by mail are possible.
The Vetsuisse Library will not take back material borrowed from other libraries.
If you lose any borrowed material you must notify the library immediately. You will be charged the actual costs of acquisition and a processing fee of CHF 50, plus any existing reminder fees.
Borrowing material from the Vetsuisse Library's holdings is basically free of charge. In certain cases, for example if material is returned late, specific fees will be charged:
|Reminder/recall||free of charge|
|1st overdue notice||CHF 10.- per item|
|2nd overdue notice||CHF 20.- per item|
|3rd overdue notice||CHF 35.- per item|
Fees must be paid in cash at the information/lending desk or put into the white letterbox outside the library entrance. Non-paid fees will be invoiced.
Undeliverable/not received reminders and overdue notices (sent by email or mail) are not accepted as a valid reason for late returns. Users are personally responsible for adhering to the lending terms by checking their user account in the Rechercheportal.