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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Server switchover- the library opens at 12 noon

A person walks into the librarie's entrance.

Update 15.02.2022, 14:30 pm: The server move is complete. Currently, normal operations have largely resumed.

Update 15.02.2022, 12:45 pm: Unfortunately, restrictions on use continue at present. The following services are currently not available: Reservation online, lending and return, pay machine.

On Tuesday, 15th February, the University Library will not open until 12 noon.
Due to the relocation of the entire library system to a new server, lending and catalogue functions will temporarily not be available. This also applies to the reservation of individual work desks.
Since operating system of the previous servers is no longer being developed further, continued use of the current system could lead to security and supply issues with the hardware and software in the long term. Therefore, a modernisation of the system became necessary.

With the opening at noon on 15.02.2022, all services are expected to be available as usual.

Extended service hours

From Wednesday, 1.9.2021, the library’s service hours will be extended to Mon-Thu 9am-7pm and Friday 9am-6pm. During these hours, you can contact us with all questions regarding research, loans, the library account and much more.

Furthermore, the opening hours will be adjusted to Mon-Fri 9am-2pm starting 1. September. Weekend opening hours will remain as before.

Opening HoursService Hours
Monday – Thursday9am-9pm9am-7pm
Friday9am-9pm9am-6pm
Saturday8am-8pm
Sunday10am-8pm

In accordance with the current containment ordinance of the city of Hamburg, it is still mandatory to wear a medical mask in the library and at the workplaces.