Instead of paying a fee for downloading the full text take the reference to a freely accessible version!
There is now support for your access to closed journal articles. On our reading room PCs you will find the browser plugin unpaywall, which is available for the Internet browsers Firefox and Chrome.
When surfing on the websites of scientific journals, provider platforms or databases, a green lock signals the presence of an Open Access publication of the article after a few seconds. A click on the symbol “Green lock” leads you to the free full text.
Test the example in the reading room!
We also recommend that you download the plugin for your own use, as unpaywall unlike other sites only identifies legal Open Access versions of paid content. It is also important to note that this open access version does not visually correspond to the publisher’s version, as layout and logos are usually not allowed to be used. Also, an embargo period must often be observed when publishing the preprint or an accepted manuscript. The older the article, the more likely it is to be found.
If you have any questions, please contact our Open Access Team.
In the course of the growing together of BSZ and GBV there are starting difficulties, which probably last longer. Therefore our catalog and discovery system tub.find is not up to date since 15-03-2019.
That is why we recommend not only to use our catalog tub.find for literature searches, but also to check in the classic catalog interface whether the title you want is part of the tub. stock. We do it too! Whether inquiries of our users on most diverse channels or locally or also with interlibrary loan orders – we look at present for security in both data base systems.
If you have any questions or need support, please do not hesitate to contact us at the service desk in the library. We ask for your understanding for the confusing situation!
Tomorrow, Thursday, 22.03.18, the offers at the Windows pool computers in the library will not be available all day due to maintenance work! This concerns the Windows pool workstations in the upper reading room, as well as the workstations in the group workroom (room 1005) on the upper floor. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Time for something new!
If you have wishes for the library, then two wishes are guaranteed:
- I would like to work in peace and quiet.
- I want a lot of room for group work.
For this reason, since summer of 2016 we have opened four new group workrooms on the first floor of our library. The furniture is now to be improved by tables and chairs that you would like.
Also the furniture in the reading room will be renewed and expanded. Please help us to choose the new furniture and test them!
We invite you to take a seat, test, compare and choose the very best.
Please use the questionnaire to comment. Thank you!
If you like to work quietly and concentrated in the library, then you should definitely join our carrel test: After a single workplace, a so-called “workbay” has been tested in a group workroom, we now offer two models for comparison.
Take a seat starting from Tuesday 16-05-17.
We plan on using the carrels as a room-in-room installation in a group work room or in the reading rooms. They are intended to promote concentrated individual learning and working.
You are cordially invited to inspect, try, compare and to give feedback …
You are welcome to fill out our questionnaire next to the installation (only a few questions!) or just leave a comment here!
Due to Maintenance Work the CIP-Pool will remain closed for the whole day on Thursday 17-03-2016. The closing will include both – the Pool in Reading Room II and the Pool in our Room 1005 upstairs. We apologize for any inconveniences.
It is planned that a new “Gebührenordnung für wissenschaftliche Bibliotheken” (Scale of fees for scientific libraries) will take effect April, 1, 2016. This scale will be passed by the Senate of the City of Hamburg based on the Hamburg Law of Fees.
Important innovation will concern – above all – those of you, who do not return media in due time or who do not extend the loans in due time.
Good news for you first: the survey of the fees will become more transparent. The reason: the fees will be booked to your account and are visible for you immediately, not any longer after return of media.
Within a few weeks the new fees will apply to you all over Hamburg in following differentiation.
In case of a request for return they will appear in your account immediately:
|First request for return
|Second request for return
||(2. week): 2 Euro (total 3 Euro/Medium)
|Third request for return
||(3. week): 5 Euro (total 8 Euro/Medium)
|Final request for return
||10 Euro (total 18 Euro/Medium)
Please note, that you will have to pay 18 Euros per book, should you overdraw your loan period for five weeks.
As you see fees will change only by distinct overdrafts of the loan periods.
Speedy returning instead is in interest of all our users …
The “Gebührenordung” has to pass the political authorities in Hamburg. We will inform you, when it will get valid.
Your questions now we`d like to answer yet.
The Online Interlibrary Loan will not be possible between Friday 20-02-15 8:00 pm and Monday 23-02-15 8:00 am at the longest.
The web databases of GBV will not be available also.
Because of maintenance works at our hosting partner GBV online interlibrary loan will not be possible and databases of GBV will not be usable 01-03-2014 during 8:00am – 4:00pm. In TUBfind you will miss the information of availability.
In TUBfind and also in Classic Catalog Interface there could be delays by searching. We apologize for any inconveniences!