Library Closing 15/16-10-16

Quelle: to maintenance work on central technical facilities in numerous buildings of the TUHH campus the university library will be closed on Saturday, 15-10-2016 and Sunday, 16-10-2016 all day.

The computer network will not be available in the library building from Friday, 14.10.16, 6:00pm.

On Monday, 17-10-2016, the library will be opened again from 8am – 9pm.

Thanks for your understanding.


WLAN Helpdesk in the University Library


eduroamIn cooperation with the computer center of TUHH we offer a WLAN helpdesk in the library. At the times listed below Niklas Krüger (student, User Service Center) will be at the information desk to answer your questions concerning WLAN, eduroam, VPN. He will also provide practical support.

Wednesday, 05.10. 2016 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Thursday, 06.10. 2016 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Monday, 10.10. 2016 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Thursday, 13.10. 2016 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Wednesday, 19.10. 2016 11:00am- 1:00pm

Building activities starting Tuesday September 13

Already promised for a long time, the building activities concerning the modernization of power distribution in the reading rooms of the TUHH library start on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Among other things, electrical sockets for your laptops will be installed. In the next weeks, troubles by using the working spaces of the readings rooms will be unavoidable. It will be noisy sometimes.

We ask for your understanding.

Annual library outing 13-09-16

On next Tuesday library staff will enjoy their annual outing. The University Library will be opened from 8:00am to 9:00pm, but we can only offer restricted service from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Checking in and out of books will be possible during the opening hours as well as paying fees at the fee machine.
We will make a trip to Hansestadt Stade.

Stade by neufal54

Stade by neufal54
Quelle pixabay

In Need for a Working Space?

Starting today, we present four new working spaces with temporary furniture available. There are two large work spaces for small groups and two small, in which two people can work on a library computer. This should serve in the future for learning language.

The new working spaces can be found in the upper reading room behind the CIP-Pool.

Large room:

Large room

Small room:

Small room


Most used online books at TUHH in 2015

The TUHH library (tub.) spent 80 % of its media budget for digital resources last year. Following you find an overview on the most used online books in 2015. Most of its meida budget the tub. paid for scholarly journals.

The following lists illustrate the thematic diversity as well as the diversity of the publishers whose online books are part of the tub. holdings. Particlularly good used has been online books of publishers where tub. already has a large qunatity of digital books and journals.

Online books most used at TUHH in 2015

The Top 3 have been taken by works of the publisher Springer:


Further heavily used online books (publisher based):

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Secure digital research data for the future

The TUHH as an university of technology has the mission to develop technology for people. The university TUHH offers research and education at a high academic level. For the future development and competitiveness in the international context, the TUHH must participate in the discussion on Open Access for research results and research data. Open Access can result in a higher quality of scientific results, better visibility and greater discussion within the scientific community and a better international cooperation. Funding sources as DFG and EU already require open access availability of research results. Hamburg has just launched a prestudy for Hamburg Open Archive, the platform for Open Access in Hamburg.

TUHH adopted the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) recommendations to ensure “Good Scientific Practice” and also the DFG “Guidelines for handling research data“. In this context, we would like to collect requirements and needs for research data management at TUHH.  Research data in this survey is defined as raw data (measured data, source code, simulation results, image data, etc.) on which research results and publications are based.

The TUHH survey about Research Data on behalf of the Präsidium of TUHH is based on the already carried out surveys of the Humboldt University (2013) and the Technische Universität Darmstadt (2015). Participation is voluntary and anonymously possible in German and English. The Scientific Staff and the DV-Beauftragte have been invited by mail to participate in the survey. In case we missed anyone interested at TUHH, please send a short mail to the library. Thank you so much!

The survey is online until 8/15/2016.

For questions, please contact the library or the President’s Research Department.