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All the services of the Music Library are now under one roof in Lucerne-Kriens: sheet music, monographs, audiovisual media, the jazz collection as well as the Organ Documentation Centre and the Didactic Centre - a wide range of media for teachers at all levels.
All information concerning the library at a glance.
Zentralstrasse 18, CH-6003 Luzern
T +41 41 249 26 30
Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 18:00
Saturday 10:00 – 14:00
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Friday, 16 October 2020
Tuesday, 8. December 2020
Monday, 21 December 2020 to Sunday, 3 January 2021
People wishing to use the music library services must first register. Once registered, there is no charge for borrowing items. Click here to use the “research” feature. Library cards issued by other IDS libraries such as HSG St. Gallen, ETH Zurich, ZB Zurich, University of Zurich, UB Basel, UB Bern can also be used in Lucerne.
Registration can be completed one of two ways:
Bring your completed personal data form to the issuing desk. The library staff will then complete the registration. You will be issued with a membership card bearing a barcode (fee: CHF 5) plus a four-digit PIN. Personal ID cards should be kept to hand.
The loan period for books and sheet music is four weeks (28 days), for CDs and DVDs two weeks (14 days). If there is no reservation, the loan period can be extended.
If there is no reservation, the loan period of books and sheet music will be
The loan period of CDs and DVDs can be extended manually up to three times by two weeks each in the user account if no reservation has been made.
After the maximum loan period extension, the borrowed medium must be presented to the Hochschule Luzern - Musik.
For reminders/recalls the return period is five days.
Costs = purchase price of the medium plus processing fee of CHF 60 per medium.
The responsibility for meeting the deadlines lies with the borrower. Reminders, recalls or reminders (by post or e-mail) that have not been received cannot be accepted as grounds for late returns.
With a valid HSLU card or IDS library card, copying, printing and scanning is possible. The card must be loaded with an amount in banknotes. Cards from the Lucerne School of Education and the University of Lucerne are also valid.
1st overdue notice: CHF 10/item
2nd overdue notice: CHF 20/item
3rd overdue notice: CHF 35/item
a) Replacement of the item: retail price
b) Binding costs: time and materials basis
c) Minimum charge: CHF 60
d) Any overdue notice fees
CHF 0.20 per page (no charge for up to 10 pages in the case of literature research)
All libraries of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts are linked to the Lucerne School of Music by courier, as are the Central and University Library and the Media Centre of the University of Teacher Education Lucerne. This means that it is possible to pick up and return media at different locations. Details