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A grand display for Hamburg’s libraries

Veröffentlicht am  von Beate Rajski

October 24 – Libraries Day

You are familiar with our library at the TU Hamburg. But do you also know the others? The Hamburg libraries in the German Library Association e.V. represent the diversity of library services in Hamburg. Most of them are open to the public and stand for information literacy, media education, reading promotion and enabling cultural and social participation for all citizens.

Poster wall Hamburg libraries
Posterwall at Zentralbibliothek Hühnerposten

Libraries for every occasion

No matter what you need, Hamburg has a library for you for almost every purpose. For research, study and relaxation, for example, you can use these three:

Scientific literature coverage for all

The Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky (Stabi) is Hamburg’s largest academic general library and also the central library of the University of Hamburg and the city’s other universities. The engineering sciences, however, are at the TUHH. The Stabi serves the literature and information supply of science, culture, press, economy and administration. For the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, it performs the tasks of a state and archive library. 


For economic research

The ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics with its locations at Neuer Jungfernstieg in Hamburg and Düsternbrooker Weg in Kiel is the world’s largest research infrastructure for economic literature with a supra-regional mission. It supports economic researchers and students in their learning, research and publication process.


Leisure and entertainment

The Bücherhallen Hamburg is Hamburg’s most popular cultural institution and also the largest municipal library system in Germany. 32 libraries in all parts of the city, two book buses and the central library near the main train station offer an extensive, constantly updated range of media for general information and education as well as for leisure activities and entertainment, tailored to the needs of diverse patrons of all ages and interests.


Books for leisure are also available in the tub.!

In the entrance area of the library is our yellow Bookcrossing shelf for books to take home or give away. Bookcrossing is a worldwide movement to give books to others for free. And our yellow shelf is one of the “official” Bookcrossing zones.
For Libraries Day, we’ve put together a colorful mix of books for you that (for once) have something to do with professions and places of work.

Book mix about professions
Books for bookcrossing
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