New to the Library? 3. Loan

Selbstverbuchung im Ausleihbereich

You can borrow books at the circulation desk (journals may not be borrowed!), but also in self-service at the yellow self-check system. Check out and Check in of media on the machine are possible throughout the opening hours to 9:00pm and also at weekends, including Sundays and public holidays!

Simply put on books (also in batch), barcode of the library card has to be read, authenticate with a password tap on button  borrow” and close account – done!
On the self-check systems (near elevator) both Check out and Check in of media are possible. Check in also works without authentication.

no other client has reserved the media, you can extend the loan periods up to three times in your library account online.

Attention: the loan period may not be exceeded at the time of the desired extension!

New to the Library? 2. Textbook Collection

lehrbuchsammlungEverything you need to start studying or even for the first examsprobably 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. If you will not find any loan copies, there are other options:
Sometimes an electronic edition is available, in every case there is for every textbook title at least one archive copy (reference copy). It is located in the respective subject group in the reading rooms, which may not be borrowed, and therefore is available for everybody during the opening hours .

New to the Library? 1. Library Card


If you want to borrow books from the university library in order to use them at home or on campus, you need a library card.

For students of TUHH this card is free, but you have to apply for it and come to the library personally. Within a few minutes you will receive your library card and get started.

” Apply ” means that you log on with your personal data  here.

Pickup is available at the circulation counter in the university library from Mon-Thu 9:00am – 7:00pm and Fr. 9:00am – 6:00pm, if you bring the following:

  • Identity card or passport including resident`s registration document
  • Student ID ( or enrollment  or HVV ticket )

Very important for a trouble-free service is a correct, valid and “addressable” E-mail address – then it will come with the reminder mails from the library that you need to extend your media!

Selected journals of ACS now online

The transition from the printed to the digital version of journals has resulted in an increase of expenses for digital journals in the last years. At the request of its customers the TUHH library has now switched its journal subscriptions at the American Chemical Society (ACS) to the digital version:

The transiiton was not self-financing. The TUHH library now pays more than for the printed versions of the journals.

In addition to the five important new ones, the TUHH library has been offering access to two further ACS eJournals since a few years:

Energy & fuels
Rubber chemistry and technology

TUBdok maintanence works

tubdok-appetizer-screenshotFor maintenance work we have to take our Open Access Repository TUBdok down on August 31st, starting at 9:30. We will try to do the maintenance as fast as possible, so that the downtime should be low. Our estimation is 1 to 1.5 hours.

Other library services will not be affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Annual library outing 13-08-2015

On next Thursday library staff will enjoy their annual outing. The Library will be open for you from 9:00am to 9:00pm, but all personal services like picking up reserved books, applications for membership or the settlement of fees as well as information services will not be available.

Of course self check services for reading room books will continue. Thank you for your understanding.

If you are interested we remain in the vicinity and explore Wildpark Schwarze Berge. Bald Eagle Portrait by Malte Sörensen