Renewal of loan period

How many times can I renew a loan period?

It is possible to renew a loan period up to five times for 28 days at a time.

Renewals are not possible in case someone else has placed a reservation. If a loan period has already expired, you can not renew online.

How can I renew a loan period?

Start the Primo catalogue.

Click on "Sign in" in the upper tool bar:


Enter your user number and your password. Alternatively, UDE members can use their university identification (= Unikennung) to sign in.

Click on "My Account" to check on your user account:  

Next, click on "My Loans" to get a list of your borrowed media:

To renew the loan period of all items at once, click on "RENEW ALL".

Alternatively, you can extend the loan period for individual media via the link "RENEW".

The new dates are displayed in your account.

Please click on the browser button "Reload" or call up your account again to check on the current due dates.

Please note:

You can not renew the loan period if you have reached the five time renewal limit or the media have been reserved by other users.

The renewal is at your own risk.

Between 0:00am and approximately 1:30am, your account is not available for renewals due to backup operations.

Are there other ways to renew a loan period?

Alternatively you can apply for renewal by letter, fax or e-mail or personally at the lending desk in all branch libraries:

Duisburg campus: Essen campus:
Duisburg-Essen University Library,
Duisburg campus
Lending services
Lotharstr. 65
D - 47057 Duisburg

Fax: +49 (0) 0203 379 2066  

Duisburg-Essen University Library,
Essen campus
Lending services
Universitätsstr. 9 - 11
D - 45141 Essen

Fax: +49 (0) 201 183 3231

Please provide your complete name and your card number.

Renewals cannot be submitted by phone!

Good to know Keep track of your return dates!

Import the due dates of your borrowed media into your calendar system as an iCal calendar.

> more about calendar of due dates