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Universitätsbibliothek der TUHH

New to the library? 5. eBooks

In addition to the print editions, numerous titles are also or only electronically available. In the catalogue these can be recognised by the button “Volltext@TUHH”. The link to this button leads to the download offer of the respective publisher.

The contents can be downloaded as PDF (partly also as EPUB), either article by article or as a whole book, depending on the publisher’s specifications. For licensing reasons, this is only possible from the TUHH Intranet.

Students of the TUHH can use eBooks through the university intranet. At present, this is possible either via a computer on campus or while being in the TUHH’s Wlan.

You can also access our eMedia from home – but you must have a VPN connection for this. Most publishers now also offer authentication via the single sign-on “Shibboleth”. You do not need a VPN connection for that.

Instructions for using the eMedia in the campus network and from home can be found here!


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New to the library? 4. tub.find

Our catalogue tub.find helps you to find the information you need for your studies. It lists over 450,000 media with their location and availability at the tub. – all at one glance!

That means the list of results already shows you what can be borrowed, requested or reserved (free of charge).

In tub.find itself you can limit your results according to criteria such as ‘author’, ‘year of publication’ or ‘language’.

We offer two Lists (tabs):

  • Books, eBooks with textbooks
  • magazines (printed and electronic)

You can order the media in our magazine free of charge by clicking the button ‘place request’. If you do this before 2pm, we will put the ordered media on our pick-up shelf until 3pm on the same day.

To assist you in your search, we have created a page with search tips. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us – we’ll be happy to help you by e-mail or telephone!


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New to the library? 3. Textbook Collection

Textbook collectionIntroductury literature to start studying or even for the first exams, can be found in the textbook collection in the left area of the reading room on the ground floor. The books are in alphabetical order of the subject groups.The first shelf block begins with Agricultural Sciences (AG), in the middle block can be found Mathematics (MA) and Mechanical Engineering (MS), on the window side rear follow for example Process Technology (VT) and Materials Sciences (WK).

In the textbook collection there are often a large number of circulating library copies of one title. That way we can provide as many students as possible with copies.

If you can’t find any more loan copies, there are other possibilities: search the catalogue under the author and title for an electronic edition. In any case, there is at least one “reference copy” for each textbook title. This may not be borrowed, so that it can always be used in the reading room during opening hours. To work with the book, please reserve a place in the reading room!

And it is always possible to send us a book request for purchase by the library!


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New to the library? 2. Loans

You can borrow books from the white self-check-out machines. Only a few books, so-called reference copies, as well as journals are not available for loan. Check out and returns of media on the machine are possible throughout the opening hours from 8am to 2pm and 3pm to to 9pm.

You will find the machines in the entrance area. This is how borrowing works:

1. Simply place books on the machine (also in stacks)
2. Tap on “Lending
3. Read or type in the barcode of the library card
4. Enter the password using the screen or keyboard
5. After the booking you close your account by clicking on “Done”.

Both lending and returning media are possible at the vending machines. By the way, returning media works without a library card or authentication.

Due to current hygiene regulations, only a certain number of users* can be admitted to the library at the same time. For users who do not have a table reservation, the maximum length of stay is 20 minutes. More information can be found in our blog post ‘Opening the library in times of #COVID-19‘.

Returns

Books from our library can be returned to our self check-out counters. No library card is required. In the evening, there is also a return box for interlibrary loans and books from the State and University Library of Hamburg. Returning books by mail is at your own risk.

Books borrowed here can also be returned to the Hamburg State and University Library. Conversely, books borrowed from the State and University Library Hamburg can be returned to us – in the evening please use our white return box at the entrance.

Extending loan periods

If the book is not reserved, you can extend the loan period up to eight times online in your library account. But please note: Please note the end of the loan period! As soon as the loan period has expired, the borrowed book cannot be renewed and fees will be charged. We therefore recommend that you renew one or two days before the loan period ends if you wish to keep your book a little longer.

Ordered books

You have probably already noticed it – our pick-up shelf next to the Servicepoint.

You will find titles requested from the magazine via our catalogue in the pick-up shelf. If you request the titles by 2pm, you can pick them up from 3pm on the same day. These media are available there for you for 7 working days. Reserved titles can also be picked up there within 7 days. On the collection shelf you will find all the media you have ordered under the first letter of your surname and the last 4 digits of your library card. If you want to take the book with you, please borrow it from the self-service check-out machine.


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New to the library? 1. Library Card

The front of the library card says 'Stay TUned'.The back of the library card shows the bardcode and the card-number.If you want to use the University Library, either to borrow media or as a workspace, you need a library card. You can then use the books on campus or at home.

This card is free of charge for students of the TUHH. However, you must first apply for it on our website before you can come to the library in person to pick it up. The registration is best done from home. You can find the online registration form here.

You can pick up your library card after registering at the ServicePoint in the university library on Mon-Thu 9am-2pm and 3-7 pm, Fridays until 6 pm. Please bring the following with you:

  • identity card or passport including confirmation of registration
  • Student ID (or certificate of enrolment or confirmation of enrolment or HVV semester ticket)

A valid e-mail address is very important for a smooth service – for example for the reminder e-mails at the end of the loan period!

With your library card you can log on to our website and view your account. There you will get an overview of your current loans and reservations. You can also extend the loan periods up to eight times if you still need the books.

Currently, the library card also serves to register your stay in the library. Students at the TUHH can reserve a desk for certain times. Without a reservation, a visit to the library is limited to 20 minutes


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Library Services in Times of #COVID-19

the entrance of the library

Crises are always a challenge. This also applies to tub.! However, we will continue to be there for you. From September onwards in the mornings as well as the afternoons and also with service: loans and jobs for TUHH students.

Our current services

Status: October 30, 2020

Contact

Please feel free to contact us. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a special need for information about possible services. We will get back to you.

  • by e-mail to the library (bibliothek@tuhh.de).
  • by telephone on Mondays – Thursdays from 9am – 7pm, Fridays from 9am -6pm at 040 42878 2845
  • On-site, contactless support in: Monday to Friday from 9am – 2pm and 5pm – 7pm, Fridays until 6pm

 

Workstations

For students of the TUHH there are 92 workstations available in the library during opening hours. You can book them here. A valid library card is required for reservations. Please note that your reservation expires if you do not use it within 30 minutes of the start of the appointment. Each student can make one reservation of up to six hours per day. More information on how to use the reservation system can be found in the blog post of 31.08.2020.
Update: From 2-11-2020 reading room 1 (ground floor) will be kept free for first semester students of the TUHH

Media

The tub. is open Mon-Fri from 9am – 2pm and from 3pm – 9pm, for self-lending and return of media, taking into account necessary measures during Corona times. When entering the building, library cards must be shown and a mouth-and-nose cover must be worn.

Requests for media from the magazine are possible. Whatever you have ordered by 2pm can be found on the same day from 3pm in the pick-up shelf for lending. There the media will be available for you for 7 days.

Our databases, digital periodicals and online books are still available. If you need assistance in researching the databases, our expert advisors will be happy to help you via video conference.

Members of the TU Hamburg can access licensed e-media by searching our catalogue tub.find via VPN access or Shibboleth. For more information, please refer to Using e-media at home.

“Virtual Walk-In” Service
Similar to the Hamburg State and University Library, users registered with tub. who can normally only use our digital journals and e-books on site at the library can receive digital documents on request:

A large number of publishers now also temporarily offer free digital services.

 

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

  • Within the framework of interlibrary loan via the GBV it is again possible to order copies of articles and, from 1 June, also of books by users of the TUHH library. Deliveries to other libraries within the framework of inter-library loan through tub. will also be possible again.
    Nevertheless, this is still a limited inter-library loan operation, as not all potential supplier libraries offer the complete inter-library loan service (“COVID-19 emergency operation” within the scope of the GBV).
    From 1.6.2020: Copies of articles must be given out to users in printed form

Alternatives to the GBV-Online interlibrary loan service can be found under Looking for journal articles or contact us at bibliothek@tuhh.de with your request.

Open-Access-Research

To assist you in your search for Open Access documents, we have set up this overview with various Open Access search options.

And what else?

  • Registration for the use of the library takes place on site.
  • Borrowed media can currently be renewed up to eight times.
  • Short-term use of scanners is possible again.
  • You can read our supplementary house rules here.

 

This does not work for us at the moment:

  • Group study rooms / PC workstations: cannot be used.

Extended opening hours

September brings many new things for the tub.! We are extending our opening hours starting from 1.9.2020. The library opens Monday to Friday from 8am -2pm and 3 -9pm. The ServicePoint is open Monday to Friday from 9am- 2pm and 3 -7pm, Fridays until 6pm. Information via telephone or mail is available throughout the service hours, including 2pm -3pm.

Between 2pm and 3pm every day we close our doors for one hour so that all surfaces can be cleaned according to the hygiene regulations. During this time all users must clear their desks and leave the library.

Together with the extended opening hours, we will introduce a new system for desk-reservation on 1.9.2020. Due to the increased demand, the new reservation system is only available for TU students. Each student can make one reservation of up to six hours per day.

To log in to the system, you will need your library card number and password. Once logged in, new functions are available: You can easily check in the overview which desks are still available and then display all your appointments in a table. If you do not want to keep an appointment, you now have the possibility to edit or delete it yourself in your account. Just as before: If the reservation has not been claimed up to half an hour after the start of the appointment, it will be deleted automatically.

All appointments that were reserved in the old system for the days after 1.9.2020 will remain. This also applies to users who are not TU students.

To make a reservation in the library click HERE.
Watch this video for a brief explanation on how to book reservations:

Working Places for TUHH students

Starting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the tub will provide students of the TUHH with 91 single working places in the reading room. They can be used Monday to Friday from 3 to 9 pm. This offer will enable students with insufficient learning opportunities at home to work and learn in the library. Continue reading

Opening for loan starting April 27, 2020 3pm

To accompany the digital Semester in Hamburg, the libraries are allowed to offer their lending service in compliance with the official regulations. Therefore, the TUHH University Library (tub.) will open from April 27, 2020 on Monday to Friday from 3 pm to 9 pm for self-lending and return of media. We hope that these opening hours are better suited to the digital semester and are curious to see how you will accept these times. Continue reading

Closure of the TUHH Library from March 14, 2020 #COVID-19

Corona in HamburgUnfortunately the library is closed for health care because of the Corona pandemic from March 14, 2020, until further notice. During the closing hours of the library no loan periods end!

For further requests and where there is a need for further information on possible services during the closure period please write an email to the TUHH library (bibliothek@tuhh.de). We will get in touch with you. Please also check our homepage from time to time.

Thank you very much for your understanding.