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  • self-check Karel is self-service equipment that enables to check-out items directly with the library system
  • it is possible to use self-check throughout the opening hours to bypass long queues in front of the circulation desk
  • on days when the study rooms are open till 9 p.m. the circulation desk closes at 6 p.m. - therefore after 6 p.m. using the self-check is the only way how to check out items
  • to use the self-check, you must:
    • be registered in our library
    • not have any overdue items on your library account
    • not have any unpaid fines on your library account
  • you can check-out only those items that are eligible to be borrowed (books without red circle label)


Returning books - drop-in box

  • out of opening hours it is possible to use the drop-in box Helmut for returning books

  • the box is located just in front of the entrance to the library
  • drop the books you wish to return in the box
  • the box can be used for returning books from our library only, do not put books from other libraries there!
  • the books will be discharged from your library account the following day in the morning
  • in case you return overdue books you will be informed by an email about the fine
  • If you come to the library during the opening hours, please, bring the books you wish to return to the circulation desk. Do not use the drop-in box when the circulation desk is open.