Windows-Pool Maintenance 29.3.-30.3.2022

On Tuesday 29.03.2022 and Wednesday 30.03.2022 the offers on the Windows-Pool computers in room 1005 (upper floor) are not available all day due to maintenance work! The windows pool computers in the reading room on the upper floor remain operational.

Update 30.03.22: The computers in the pool room upstairs (room 1.005) are already operational again this morning, 30.03.22, and can be used!

“Back to the Future” 3 – More desks and rooms

Dear patrons,

stairs in the library

we are opening more desks and rooms for you! As this is happening during the opening hours, we ask for your understanding for the preparations and clearing work during this week.

In our short survey during the last weeks, a large part of the respondents was in favour of keeping the option to reserve desks.
We are therefore taking this service on permanently.

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“Back to the future 2” – Results of our survey

On 1 March 2022, the University Library launched a short survey on the topic of desks, learning spaces and reservation options in the future.

A total of 150 people participated during the 10-day survey period. Thank you for your participation and feedback!

We received a clear response: the option to book seats is gladly used and 89% of the respondents would like to keep it.

Blue pie chart with the question "Should it be possible to book seats in the future?" 11% say No, 89% say yes.

When asked what amount of individual workstations should be reservable in the future, 41% were in favour of half of the spaces and 42% were in favour of more than half.

Blue pie chart with the question "What % of the seats should be reservable?" 17% say less than 50%, 41% say more than 50%, 42% say 50% of the seats should be reservable.

With regard to the learning spaces, a clear majority of 58% were in favour of the spaces remaining partially reservable.

Blue pie chart with the question "What option do you prefer for learning rooms? "11% say without reservation, 31% say only with reservation and 58% say seats should be partly reservable.

We will take your vote into account in our planning and preparations as soon as we can release more places and rooms.

We would like to point out that any future changes must continue to comply with the regulations for university libraries of the Containment Ordinance of the City of Hamburg “Eindämmungsverordung” – this also applies to the FFP2 mask requirement that continues to exist in the space.

“Back to the future” – workplaces and learning spaces in the future

Working place in the library

Dear patrons,

Since spring 2020, the course of the Covid19-pandemic has also shaped the opening times and services of the University Library.

Due to the respective containment ordinance (Eindämmungsverordnung) of the City of Hamburg, a limited number of learning desks could only be used by reservation during the last two years. Looking to the future, we now hope to be able to release further workplaces again.

We would also like to make an offer for the reservation of workplaces available on a permanent basis. In order to be able to include your wishes in our considerations and planning, we are now asking for your feedback within the framework of a short survey.

We will have questionnaires available for you at the ServicePoint and at the individual desks from 1 to 10 March 2022 – please place the completed questionnaires in one of the collection boxes at the ServicePoint.

After evaluation, we will inform you about the survey results here on our blog.

Thank you very much!

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:

Wednesday, 16.2., reading room 1 of the library, between 7am and 4pm

Thursday, 17.2. reading room 2, also between 7am and 4pm

However, you may still use the reading rooms!

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Homework help wanted?

Source: ZBW Econbiz

Here, of course, is meant the term paper in the context of the study, that is, the one that has to be written ;-)

Term papers are not necessarily a favorite activity for many students during their studies. However, they are a good way to prepare for writing a thesis. If you are going to write a term paper soon – perhaps during the Christmas break or at another time – then we can recommend a practical handout from the ZBW – Leibniz Information Center for Economics to support you. It provides you with the most important information on how to get started. The handout is not only suitable for the subject of economics, but also describes the general procedure for writing a term paper or bachelor thesis.

One focus is on finding the right literature, i.e. research and tips on this, such as the search term diagram. But also the evaluation of sources is discussed and of course the creation of an exposé and the correct citation. On the pages of the ZBW you will also find more information.

And for those who would prefer to have the brochure in printed form, there are several copies in German or English available at the tub. service desk.

Online books from IWA via Open Access

The TUHH Library participates in funding open access books from the International Water Association (IWA).

IWA Publishing’s e-books cover topics from all areas of water treatment and wastewater purification.

These are accessible through the Open Research Library of the open access service provider Knowledge Unlatched.

In Knowledge Unlatched’s funding model, libraries jointly fund books from publishers to make them open access. If not enough libraries come together to support the project, only some of the titles will be made openly accessible. However, the participating institutions will in any case receive free and permanent access even to the titles that are not later openly accessible.

Welcome to the Winter Semester!

Der Eingang zur Bibliothek.Welcome to all first-time students of the TUHH! We are looking forward to welcoming you in the winter semester 20/21. In the following text we’ll summarize some of the most important information about using the tub. for first-time students.

Registration

Please register online from home and then pick up your card at the library. If possible, please come alone to the library. Pickup is only possible during our service hours.

You will need the following for registration:

  • Identification documents (e.g. identity card, registration certificate)
  • University proof (proof of enrolment or student ID)

Visiting the library

Visiting the library during our opening hours is only permitted with a valid library card and with a face mask. Of course you can also come to the library to pick up your library card after registering online.

Due to current hygiene measures, without a table reservation a stay in the library is only possible for a maximum of 15-20 minutes.

Use of workstations

The use of our workstations is organised via a reservation system.

As a trial, we are offering a special arrangement for new students from November onwards. Desks in our reading room 1 (ground floor) will be exclusively at your disposal during our morning and afternoon opening hours. To reserve one of these places, you will need a library card.

You can check in for your reservation from 15 minutes before and up to 30 minutes after your appointment. After that the appointment will be automatically deleted.

Contact

If you have any questions or need special information regarding possible services, we will be happy to assist you.

  • By e-mail: bibliothek@tuhh.de.
  • By telephone on Mondays – Thursdays from 9am- 7pm, Fridays from 9am- 6pm under 040 42878 2845
  • On-site support in contactless form: Monday to Friday from 9am-2pm and 3-7pm, Fridays until 6pm

Further information

  • Up-to-date information about changed opening hours or services during Covid-19 can always be found in our article “Opening the library under #COVID-19“.
  • Further news and behind-the-scenes insights are also available on our social media channels on Twitter (@tubhh) and Instagram (@tub.hh).

 


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