TUBfind Relaunch

The last months we worked hard to present a new version of TUBfind today. Most changes happened in the background: we upgraded the software beneath. But luckily there was also some time for improvements to design and functions, we hope you enjoy.

TUBfind LogoTry the new, improved TUBfind. We are looking forward to your comments and feedback!

Search for Books

One of the features we improved, are the context-sensitve buttons in the search result list.

TUBfind Result List

Online Access is indicated by the well-known Volltext@TUHH Button. Our printed books are either stored in our closed stack or in the reading rooms. The call number will signal you where to pick up a book from the shelves in the reading room. Otherwise you can place a request.

Search for Articles

TUBfind Tabs

In the articles tab you may browse through thousands of journal arcticles as well as other electronic documents. Access will usually be indicated by Volltext@TUHH. Of course print editions will be indicated as well. We still own print journals!

TUB Search Result List Articles

Search beyond

The book search is limited to TUHH stocks by default. You can broaden your search by unchecking “TUHH-stocks only”. This will include all holdings of the GBV (Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund) in your search. You can order books we do not own from another library via interlibrary loan. Also acquisition proposals to the library are welcome.

TUBfind search in other libraries

In the article tab you can check “Show more” to find further articles and electronic materials.

Survey of scholarly communication tool usage

Are you using Google Scholar or rather Web of Science? Is Citavi your favorite tool for reference management or do you prefer Papers, Mendeley or Zotero? What is your favorite word processor? Your answers can help us to choose the right tools for your support.

TUHH participates in a “survey of scholarly communication tool usage” carried out by Utrecht University. We invite you to take part. It takes just 8-12 minutes to complete and you can opt to receive a characterization of your workflow compared to that of your peer group. By participating you will help increase the understanding of research workflows and eventually help improve efficiency of scholarly communication. You may even get new insights about your own workflow.

Start Survey

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The survey will run until February 10, 2016.Results will be published via on https://101innovations.wordpress.com/ or in publications linked to this site. Only rigorously anonymized data will be shared. Shared data will not be traceable to individuals.

p.s. If you not a member of TUHH, please start the survey here: https://innoscholcomm.typeform.com/to/Csvr7b?source=WP

Goodies for Sternenbrücke

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Again many hands from the TUHH have tackled to support Milli Antolagic when baking cookies and producing truffles as well as homemade jam. As in previous years, they will sale all this delicacies for the benefit of the children’s hospice Sternenbrücke on Wednesday, 11/25/2015, from 09:00 clock in the library.

Early come ensures a successful shopping!

We ask for your understanding if on Wednesday the library will be a bit more noisy!

Hello, here they are again …

… our mini researcher of school accompanying project : “Kinderforscher” at the TUHH.
Since 2006, this project became a regular fixture at the TUHH.
Within this project, nearly 25 pupils  from 5 different primary schools in Hamburg visit our library on the follwing Tuesdays:  November 10th,  November 17th, November 24th, December 1st, December 8th 2015.

The children should lern something about our library on a playful way. Perhaps during the tour in the reading room 1 (bottom) it won`t always go very quiet, because too exciting and new that’s all for the kids.
We ask for your understanding and apologize for the 45 minutes turbulence. Please remember – everyone starts off small! And the “Kinderforscher” project is a great opportunity.

Library closing 17-10-15, restricted use 18-10-15


Due to maintenance work on central technical facilities in numerous buildings on the TU-campus the university library is closed on Saturday, 17.10.15 all day.

The computer network is not available in the library building from Friday, 16.10.15, 6:00pm to Sunday evening, 18.10.15.

On Sunday, 18.10.15, the library is open again from 10:00am – 8:00pm, but with restrictions on use (no computer network).

Thanks for your understanding!


New to the library? 4. ebooks

engineeringMany books are available electronically. This is indicated by the button ” Volltext @ TUHH “. The link on this button leads to the download offer of the appropriate publisher. The content can be downloaded as a PDF as a whole book ( partly as EPUB for ebook readers ) or article wise, depending on the specifications of the publisher. For licensing reasons this is only possible from the intranet of TUHH. On computers with internet – login registered readers save their ebooks either on a USB stick or any cloud or even send it via email. Therefore there are no loan periods. As a student  at the TUHH you can download the ebooks on your own PC – however, a VPN connection has to be maintained.

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!