tub.talks (with coffee) ;-)

photo of a cup of coffee with topics from the Coffeee Talks

Picture made by using a photo of Dave Michuda (on Unsplash)

Coming to the library at noontime for a coffee! In the end of June and in July you are invited to attend our “tub.talks”. After a brief impulse as thematic input, there will be room for joint discussions and a coffee, this is the new format, that we would like to continue with this second series after its launch in March – at that time under the label „Coffee talks“.

The topics include aspects of using information, like publishing, researching or visualising as well as issues of the (new) German intellectual property law.

4 dates in in June and July, each on Monday, 1.15 pm to 1.45 pm in room 0.004, in the large group room behind the information desk:

  • Monday, June 25, 2018
    Transparent research – citation analysis with special databases
    (Impulse and moderation: Thomas Hapke)
  • Monday, July 2, 2018
    The new UrhWissG (german intelectual property law): worth knowing for research
    (Impulse and moderation: Nazime Assly)
  • Monday, July 9, 2018
    Visualisation in academic work
    (Impulse and moderation: Detlev Bieler)
  • Monday, July 16, 2018
    Open Access – the right journal for the next article
    (Impulse and moderation: Inken Feldsien-Sudhaus)

Use the opportunities for exchange, to ask questions, to learn from one another and to discuss. Add your own questions and suggestions (also for further topics for additional talks)!

We are happy to meet you!

TUHH library at TUHH Summer Party 2018

The TUHH library is present at the Summer Party of the TUHH, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

According the motto “tub. – talking and making” you are invited to make little handicrafts with paper (for children and adults), little bookmarks or booklets with tipps for using information for academic work, as well as to talk about intellectual property rights and other challenges when handling information and working as academic.

Visit us between 1 pm and 6 pm at our stand in the Denickestr. in opposite of the students’ restaurant (Mensa):

Starting on Thursday, June 14, 2018, there will be our traditional book flea market in the TUHH library.

The summer will be manifoldly

ballonPlease take a look at our shelf in the entrance area. We´ve stocked our shelf with book titles which could raise a smile on your faces. Have fun browsing and borrowing.

We will take care for interesting refill. Our selection is a vailable in Library Thing. Here you can also find titles of the promoted actions.

Enjoy the summer.

Photo by Luca Upper on Unsplash

James Cook and other…

Bookcrossing Shelf

Bookcrossing Shelf

In our yellow bookcrossing shelf in the lobby of the library you will find biographies, autobiographical and adventure stories as well as stories of fate and experience.

In addition, we present you a selection of literature on our shelf in the entrance area.

Didn’t find the person you were looking for? Then just browse through our catalogue.

Library closing 07-04-2018


The University Library will be closed all day on Saturday, 07-04- 2018, due to maintenance work on the power grid and central technical facilities of the TU Hamburg.

No computer network will be available in the library building from 6:00pm on Friday, 06.04.2018.

On Sunday, 08.04.2018, the library will be open again from 10.00am-8:00pm.

We ask for your understanding!



Grafik CCO Pixabay, Bru-nO

Today is Tolkien Reading Day!


The 25th of March is certainly marked red in calenders of many reading enthusiasts because today is “Tolkien Reading Day”. The celebration of the works and fantastic worlds of the British author J.R.R. Tolkien has taken place since 2003.

The date is not chosen randomly as the 25th of March marks the fall of the Dark Lord Sauron in Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”-Trilogy.

For patrons of the tub. it is therefore recommended to take a glimpse in „A companion to J.R.R. Tolkien“ (available within TUHH intranet). Among other things the scientific work provides an insight into the life of Tolkien as well as defining topics in his works.

Anyone who has always wanted to know more about unpublished stories, poems, maps or notes about Middle-earth should also take a look.

Screenshot of "A companion to J.R.R. Tolkien" in tub.find

Patrons of the library can also view further scholarly engagement with Tolkien’s work in the Journal of Tolkien Research. Here you can learn more about the flora of Middle-earth or the general representation of nature in Tolkien’s works.

We hope you enjoy browsing, reading and marveling.

Windows Pool Maintenance 22-03-18

CIP-Pool in the library 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.

Maintenance work power supply reading room

Dear students,

In the next week, routine maintenance work will have to be carried out on our power supply. This can lead to power cut-offs every now and then. This happens on the following days:

Monday, 19 march, reading room 1 of the library, between 7 a. m. and 3 p. m.

Wednesday, 21.3. reading room 2, also between 7 and 15 o’ clock

However, you may still use the reading rooms!

Sometimes the elevator will also be out of order, this will be indicated by a sign!
Service restrictions are to be expected! Thank you for your understanding!

Your tub.