Library Services in Times of #COVID-19

the entrance of the library

Crises are always a challenge. This also applies to tub.! However, we will continue to be there for you. From September onwards in the mornings as well as the afternoons and also with service: loans and jobs for TUHH students.

Our current services

Status: 1 September 2020

Contact

Please feel free to contact us. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a special need for information about possible services. We will get back to you.

  • by e-mail to the library (bibliothek@tuhh.de).
  • by telephone on Mondays – Thursdays from 9am – 7pm, Fridays from 9am -6pm at 040 42878 2845
  • On-site, contactless support in: Monday to Friday from 9am – 2pm and 5pm – 7pm, Fridays until 6pm

 

Workstations

For students of the TUHH there are 91 workstations available in the library during opening hours. You can book them here. A valid library card is required for reservations. Please note that your reservation expires if you do not use it within 30 minutes of the start of the appointment. Each student can make one reservation of up to six hours per day. More information on how to use the reservation system can be found in the blog post of 31.08.2020.

Media

The tub. is open Mon-Fri from 9am – 2pm and from 3pm – 9pm, for self-lending and return of media, taking into account necessary measures during Corona times. When entering the building, library cards must be shown and a mouth-and-nose cover must be worn.

Requests for media from the magazine are possible. Whatever you have ordered by 2pm can be found on the same day from 3pm in the pick-up shelf for lending. There the media will be available for you for 7 days.

Our databases, digital periodicals and online books are still available. If you need assistance in researching the databases, our expert advisors will be happy to help you via video conference.

Members of the TU Hamburg can access licensed e-media by searching our catalogue tub.find via VPN access or Shibboleth. For more information, please refer to Using e-media at home.

“Virtual Walk-In” Service
Similar to the Hamburg State and University Library, users registered with tub. who can normally only use our digital journals and e-books on site at the library can receive digital documents on request:

A large number of publishers now also temporarily offer free digital services.

 

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

  • Within the framework of interlibrary loan via the GBV it is again possible to order copies of articles and, from 1 June, also of books by users of the TUHH library. Deliveries to other libraries within the framework of inter-library loan through tub. will also be possible again.
    Nevertheless, this is still a limited inter-library loan operation, as not all potential supplier libraries offer the complete inter-library loan service (“COVID-19 emergency operation” within the scope of the GBV).
    From 1.6.2020: Copies of articles must be given out to users in printed form

Alternatives to the GBV-Online interlibrary loan service can be found under Looking for journal articles or contact us at bibliothek@tuhh.de with your request.

Open-Access-Research

To assist you in your search for Open Access documents, we have set up this overview with various Open Access search options.

And what else?

  • Registration for the use of the library takes place on site.
  • Borrowed media can currently be renewed up to eight times.
  • Short-term use of scanners is possible again.
  • You can read our supplementary house rules here.

 

This does not work for us at the moment:

  • Group study rooms / PC workstations: cannot be used.

tub. receives “Open Library” Award

The Library of the Hamburg University of Technology (tub.) has been committed to openness in science and teaching for many years. For example, the projects Research Data Management, Modern Publishing and Research Information System are and have been initiated within the Hamburg Open Science (HOS) program, and open education has been initiated through the projects Open Academic Work and tub.torials as part of the Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU). The tub. was also involved in the openTUHH Policy for the promotion of digital cultural change at the university. The policy emerged from the HOOU and HOS projects at the TUHH.

These efforts have now been awarded with the Open Library Badge 2020. The award honors the commitment of libraries to more openness in science and society. We at the tub. support various openness movements (e.g. Open Science, Open Access, Open Education) out of conviction and are very pleased that our efforts have now been recognised with the Open Library Badge.

On the best practice pages of the award you can see which criteria we already meet today.

You can also find more information about our projects in the project overview.

Open Library Badge 2020

Working Places for TUHH students

Starting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the tub will provide students of the TUHH with 91 single working places in the reading room. They can be used Monday to Friday from 3 to 9 pm. This offer will enable students with insufficient learning opportunities at home to work and learn in the library. Continue reading

Opening for loan starting April 27, 2020 3pm

To accompany the digital Semester in Hamburg, the libraries are allowed to offer their lending service in compliance with the official regulations. Therefore, the TUHH University Library (tub.) will open from April 27, 2020 on Monday to Friday from 3 pm to 9 pm for self-lending and return of media. We hope that these opening hours are better suited to the digital semester and are curious to see how you will accept these times. Continue reading

Bachelor Seminar “Academic Research and Writing” digitally in Summer Semester 2020

lifecycle of scholarly communication

Digital, open and networked – academic and scientific work is facing similar challenges to learning and teaching in this age. In view of the current situation, the seminar “Academic Research and Writing”, until last semester performed face-to-face, will be completely converted to a digital format for the summer semester 2020.

If the summer semester 2020 at the TUHH starts as planned on 20.4.2020 in purely digital form, this bachelor seminar organized by the tuhh library will offer an introduction to the many aspects of academic work: finding topics, specialist information, knowledge organisation, writing, presenting and publishing. Suggestions for thinking about one’s own learning, information and writing processes – supplemented by practical recommendations and tips – make it possible to write better Bachelor and Master theses.

As is probably the case for most of the courses of the non-technical offer (NTA) in complementary studies at the TUHH, registration in Stud.IP will probably be possible from April 10, 2020. After the registration phase there will be a “raffle” of places.

A description of the course can also be found in the annotated course catalogue. Otherwise, the contributions in a weblog (German language only, sorry!), which has been accompanying the seminar as a kind of showcase since winter semester 2013/14, offer a good overview of the topics!

#BibAtHome

Closure of the TUHH Library from March 14, 2020 #COVID-19

Corona in HamburgUnfortunately the library is closed for health care because of the Corona pandemic from March 14, 2020, until further notice. During the closing hours of the library no loan periods end!

For further requests and where there is a need for further information on possible services during the closure period please write an email to the TUHH library (bibliothek@tuhh.de). We will get in touch with you. Please also check our homepage from time to time.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Library Closing Christmas 2019

The TU Hamburg University Library  will be closed this year from Saturday, 21-12-2019 until Wednesday, 01-01-2020.

The work rooms in the TUHH main building A, Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 1, are open during this time and are available for learning and working.

From Thursday, 02-01-2020, the library will be open from 8:00am to 9:00pm as usual.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Winter

 

Picture: tub.

There’s Cookies, Truffles and Jam again

 

Sale on Tuesday, 26-11-19, from 9:am.

Once again, many TUHH hands have tackled Milli Antolagic to help her bake cookies, make truffles and cook jams. On Tuesday, Milli and her team will be in the library at 9:am selling their sweet gifts. As in previous years, the proceeds will go to the children’s hospice Sternenbrücke.

Until now everything was sold out until the early afternoon. Early arrival ensures successful shopping!

In the entrance area of the library it will probably be a bit louder than usual on Tuesday. We ask for your understanding.

#OAWeek2019: A Home for TUHH Research Data

Publish research data after project completion? Nowadays, the question is not so much whether but rather where. Because data also feels most comfortable in the right company. A domain-specific repository with similar data and a subject-specific system that corresponds to the standards of its own specialist community and guarantees permanent, standard-compliant storage, provision and processing: This is the optimum for your own research data.

However, this ideal subject repository does not exist for every research data set. There may also be important reasons against storing them outside your own institution.

Since 2019, the library has therefore provided an institutional repository for the publication of research data from the TU Hamburg:

Continue reading

#OAWeek2019 tub.torials – thoughts, ideas and materials about openness in science, research and teaching

Open Access, Open Data, Open Educational Resources, Open Methodology, Open Science, Open Source, Open Peer Review – movements dedicated to the openness, transparency and accessibility of information. These values are associated with the prospect of participation, diversity and equality. If possible, knowledge should be available and usable free of charge for all. But what exactly does openness mean? Continue reading