As of 1 October 2012 private users must register using their NemID and state an active e-mail address.
DTU employees and students are registered automatically.
DTU Library is a public library and therefore open to all.
In order to borrow or order from DTU Library you must be registered in our user database
- DTU staff and DTU students are automatically registered as users via the DTUBase. DTU staff and PhD students are registered with their DTU department address.
- Private users register using their NemID and provide an active e-mail address in the registration form.
NemID is only used for registration. Afterwards the user can log on to the relevant DTU Library online services using their e-mail address as user name and a password of their own choice. After the registration it may take up to 30 minutes before log on works.
> registration with NemID
- Employees in private companies, who wish to use DTU Library in their work, must register with the company CVR number. After registration, they can log on using their company mail address as user name and a password of their own choice. The employee will be notified when the login is approved.
> registration with CVR number
Change off address - Please inform us of any change of address by mail:
Information on address of DTU staff and students is updated automatically via DTUBasen.
Library card - the Danish health insurance card (sundhedskort) is usually used as a library card. A library card can be issued for company emploees, private users and DTU staff on request. DTU students may use their DTU student card or the Danish health insurance card as a library card.
The lending period is 4 weeks for most materials. A single piece of material can, however, be borrowed for 6 months if no one else has requested it. DTU Library only recalls material if another borrower has ordered it - or after 6 months. We do not renew loans.
Lending period of loans from other libraries
The lending period from other libraries is usually 4 weeks from date of receipt at DTU Library.
Renewal of loans
DTU Library does not renew loans.
Renewal of loans from other libraries
Loans from other libraries, interlibrary loans, are renewed according to the lending library's rules.
What have I borrowed/ordered? - Borrower status
A summary of your loans and requests is shown in the library catalogue, ALIS. To view your loans, click "Log in" in the top menu in ALIS and enter your User ID og Password.
Articles - DTU staff and DTU students only
Articles ordered are registered in MyLibrary in DTU Digital Library. Log in (DTU login), click on MyLibrary in the top right hand corner for a summary of your orders.
Loans from other libraries - Interlibrary loans
DTU staff and DTU students may order relevant literature from other national or international libraries via DTU Library. Fees, specified in the current price list, may be charged.
These books and articles can be ordered via "Special Order" in the library catalogue ALIS.
Urgent - please be aware that ordering directly from other research libraries in the Copenhagen area may be quicker.
Other users can order journal articles from international libraries via DTU Library for a fee specified in the current price list.
If you need to borrow books from other Danish libraries you can do so via www.bibliotek.dk or by contacting your local public library.
Recall notices and charges for compensation claims
|1. Recall notice
||Free of charge (after 4 weeks - 6 months, see Lending period above)|
|2. Recall notice:
||Free of charge|
|3. Recall notice:
DKK 150,00 (charged even if the material is returned)
And a compensation claim if the material is not returned.
The compensation claim is determined on the basis of the cost of acquiring corresponding material. In addition to the replacement cost, the compensation claim may include an administration fee for the procurement costs entailed in replacing the material.
If the material is not returned after two recall notices, the borrower will be excluded from further ordering and borrowing of material. The library will charge a fee and a compensation claim. If the borrowed material is returned, the borrower will still have to pay the fee before borrowing privileges can be restored.
Material can be returned at the library desk, Library Service, or by post.
There is a post box by the library entrance in building 101 D, DTU Lyngby Campus for returns outside of opening hours.
DTU students studying abroad and DTU employees temporarily working abroad can, after a change of address, continue to use DTU Library for deliveries of photocopies, but not for borrowing.
Books from the DTU Library collections may be brought aboard only with a special agreement. Students from Øresundsuniversitetet may bring books to Sweden.
Access to e-journals and databases - DTU license/DTU login
Faculty, staff and students at DTU can access the licensed e-journals and databases from both DTU-Campus and outside campus using their DTU login and password. You may login to the DTU Portal and use the shortcut "DTU Library".
Other users can access the licensed resources at the library in building 101 D, DTU Lyngby Campus.
The unlicensed resources can be accessed by all users via our homepage, www.dtic.dtu.dk/English, without DTU login.
Remote access/Global access to databases and electronic journals
DTU students and staff have remote access to all DTU Library databases and electronic journals via their DTU login and password and the DTU Portal, even outside the university.
Search and find books, articles and journals
DTU staff and DTU students can use DTU Digital Library for searching the libraries books, e-books, journals, articles and databases.
Other users can search books in our library catalogue, ALIS, and you can make a reservation online. Our journals are listed in List of Journals, and you can order articles online. Articles in full text can be accessed via DTU Findit on the PCs in the library in building 101 D, DTU Lyngby Campus.
Rush orders are handled at a fee according to the price list on telephone 4525 7250 (from 9.00 to 16.00).
Search in databases and electronic handbooks
DTU Library provides access to a comprehensive collection of databases and electronic handbooks within the areas of technology, science and medicine. You can access the databases via DTU ReferenceGuide.
DTU staff and DTU students have full access to full text using DTU login and password.
Other users can access the databases and electronic handbooks via DTU ReferenceGuide in the library in building 101 D, DTU Lyngby Campus.
Books published before 1968 and journals published before 2000 - Closed stacks
These materials are in closed stacks and can be ordered by contacting one of the library desks. Requests from the closed stacks are collected 6 times a day, at the following times:
The material will be available within half an hour at the latest from the above times and for the rest of the day. The next day the material will be returned to the closed stacks.