Our Services during Corona Pandemic

Status: January 11, 2021


For information or enquiries, please contact us digitally as a priority
Telefon-Logo +49 40 42878-2845
E-Mail-Logo bibliothek@tuhh.de
Uhr-Logo Opening hours

In the spirit of general contact avoidance in the current pandemic situation, the library is currently running an emergency service. As a protection for you and us, we ask for your understanding that the service point will not be manned until further notice.

If you need assistance in researching the databases, our expert advisors will be happy to help you via video call. You can also contact us by e-mail or telephone during our opening hours.

House rules

You can get information on our supplementary house rules concerning Covid-19 here. During your entire stay in the library, the following also applies: Failure to comply with the rules will result in a ban from the library. Please inform yourself about the guidelines here.

Library Workplaces only with Reservation

For students of the TUHH there are 92 workplaces available in the library during opening hours.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 two reservations of up to six hours per day. Group study rooms / PC workstations cannot be used.


Loan and Return

During opening hours self-lending and return of media is possible. When entering the building, library cards must be shown and a mouth-and-nose cover must be worn. Requests for media from the closed stacks 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. Borrowed media can currently be renewed up to eight times.

Registration / Library Card

Registration for the use of library cards currently online:

Please complete the registration form from home on our website. Then send us copies of the following documents:

– Identification documents (e.g. identity card/passport or residence permit).
– Proof of higher education (matriculation certificate/student ID)

Copies of documents by e-mail (scan) to bibliothek@tuhh.de or in paper form to the postal address:

Universitätsbibliothek der TUHH
Denickestraße 22
Gebäude J
21073 Hamburg

After processing, your ID card will be sent to you by post. You will receive access data for your on-site registration immediately.

Documents sent to us will be deleted after processing.

Registration form

Use of licenced E-Media

Members of the TU Hamburg can access licensed e-media by searching our catalogue tub.find via VPN access or Shibboleth.

Using e-media from home

Users registered with tub. (Citizen Patrons) can normally only use our digital journals and e-books on site at the library. Since that is not possible at the moment you can receive digital documents on request (virtual walk-in service):

Scanner and Copier

Short-term use of scanners is possible.