10 years of Bookcrossing

We are celebrating our 10th Bookcrossing anniversary these days. A big thank you for all the book donations so far!
On this occasion we would like to present the TOP 10:

1.Henning Mankell60x1.Das Parfum13x
2.John Grisham52x2.Sakrileg11x
3.Charlotte Link52x3.Das Echo der Schuld9x
4.Elizabeth George43x4.Die Päpstin9x
5.Ken Follett42x5.Der Verehrer8x
6.Minette Walters36x6.Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch8x
7.Donna Leon33x7.Mitternachtsmord7x
8.Joy Fielding33x8.Der Campus7x
9.Dan Brown30x9.Der Schwarm7x
10.Martha Grimes26x10.Die Pfeiler der Macht6x

(All information without guarantee)

“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!

New acquisitions 2022: E-Books, Journals and Databases

Available for you at TUHH

As in previous years, the TUHH library will again provide you with current, scientific literature in 2022. With a few exceptions, we primarily negotiate unrestricted digital access for the TUHH.


In addition to the journals of the publishers Springer and Wiley, which are freely available in connection with DEAL, we have again concluded contracts. Among others, these include:

New: RiffReporter

A cooperative of independent journalists writes on a variety of topics. The publications are divided into the categories of knowledge, environment, technology, society and international. Articles can also be searched using a keyword search.


As in previous years, the databases have been licensed again:

New: IBISWorld

IBISWorld offers market analyses for Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, China as well as other global markets.


The current e-book offer includes the following packages:

  • Springer: Technik Informatik, Naturwissenschaften, Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Chemistry and Materials Science, Earth & Environmental, Energy, Mathematics & statistics, Biomedical Life Science, Business & Management, Professional & Applied Computing
  • VDI eLibrary: Monographien
  • MIT Press: ebooks Frontlist 2021


For current publications in the following collections, there is full access until 12/2022. Based on usage, we will then purchase the titles that are used frequently.

  • Springer: Computer Science E-Books 2021 2022
  • Elsevier: E-Books 2021 2022
  • de Gruyter: E-Books 2021 2022
  • Cambridge University Press E-Books, STM collection

The tub. welcomes feedback on the new and “traditional” offerings, as well as other suggestions at bibliothek@tuhh.de.

Do you have a special book request? We will help you.

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.