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Fees and Fines

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(2) Library card fees

  • **a) First issue/extension of a library card for natural persons from 18 years of age for 1 year:

    € 10,00

  • b) First issue/extension of a library card for minors and pupils over 18 years
    (verification with student card I) for 1 year:

    free of charge

  • c) First issue/extension of validity for 1 year for students, trainees or
    volunteers:

    € 5,00

  • d) First issue/extension of the period of validity for 1 year for recipients of Unemployment Benefit I and of state transfer payments (Unemployment Benefit II, social benefits, social assistance, basic social security according to Social Code Book XII, benefits according to the Asylum Seeker Benefits Act, housing benefit and victim’s pensions according to the SED Unlawful Settlement Acts and recipients of equalization pensions in accordance with §13 paragraph 1 of the Act on the Recognition and Provision of Political, Racial and Cultural or Religiously Persecuted Persons of National Socialism– PrVG) with berlinpass or with benefits notice for 1 year:

    free of charge

  • e) First issue/extension of the validity of a library card for legal entities
    for 1 year:

    € 60,00

  • f) First issue/extension of a library card for schools, nurseries and
    kindergartens for 1 year:

    free of charge

  • g) First issue/extension of the validity of a library card for legal persons and authorities within the meaning of § 2 of the General Jurisdiction Act (AZG)such as senate and district administrations including subordinate authorities, corporations, institutions and foundations under public law
    for 1 year:

    free of charge

(3) Issue of a replacement card

  • (3) Issue of a replacement card

    € 2,50

(4) Service fees

  • a) Per order in interregional loan transactions, independent of positive completion:

    € 1,50

  • b) Provision of a reserved or ordered physical media unit/copy (also in interregional lending)

    € 1,00

(5) Processing fees

Users are permitted to prove that no damage or reduction in value has occurred
at all or is significantly lower that the lump sum. If this proof cannot be provided
by the user, the following processing fees will apply:

  • a) For lost or heavily damaged media per item:

    € 15,00

  • b) For the replacement of damaged barcodes or RFID-tags
    per barcode or tag:

    € 2.50

  • c) For an address inquiry:

    € 15.00
  • d) For the written demand for return or reminder for payment
    per official letter:

    € 1.00

(6) Fines for overdue borrowed items

  • a) For persons referred to in paragraph 2(a), ©, (d) and (e) per item and calendar day:

    € 0.25

  • b) For persons referred to in paragraph 2(b) per item and calendar day:

    € 0,10

§ 17 Exemptions

The Library may allow exemptions to these Terms of Use for the benefit of the user in justified individual cases and insofar as there is no public interest to the contrary.

§ 18 Violation of the Terms of Use
(1) In the event of gross violations of these Terms of Use, temporary or permanent exclusion from use may be imposed.
(2) Fees paid shall not be reimbursed.

§ 19 Entry into Force, Expiry
These Terms of Use come into force on the day after publication in the “Amtsblatt für Berlin” and expire ten years after publication. The Terms of Use for the Public Libraries of the State of Berlin (BÖBB) of 6 January 2009, “Amtsblatt für Berlin” p. 282 ff., shall cease to apply simultaneously with the entry into force of these Terms of Use.

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