Virtual Walk-in Service of Stabi: E-Media also for TUHH members

Electronic media will be delivered to your home via e-mail.

The Hamburg State and University Library has adapted its services for the period of the corona pandemic. For all users* in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region it offers a “Virtual Walk-In” service for electronic media during CoVid-19.

TU members can also use this service if they have a Stabi library card, register online for a new Stabi library card, or place an order with a TUHH e-mail address.

Before the ordering comes the research:

You can find the Stabi e-media in the Katalogplus.

  • With Stabi Library card:
    Log in with your card number and password for access.
  • Without Stabi Library card:
    Register online for a new library card and then send the scanned documents to

Zugang E-Artikel KatalogPlus

You can find more information on the Stabi blog: Recherche nach elektronischen Medien

Prof. Robert Zepf, Direktor der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg:
„In der jetzigen Situation ist die Aufgabe der Bibliotheken, verlässliche wissenschaftliche Informationen bereitzustellen, von besonderer Bedeutung. Die neuen Zugriffsmöglichkeiten auf unsere digitalen Ressourcen stellen sicher, dass die Hamburgerinnen und Hamburger trotz Schließung des Bibliotheksgebäudes Zugang zu diesem Wissen haben.“ (Press release BWFG, 30.03.2020)

Thanks to Stabi Hamburg and all colleagues involved!


Publisher Access Changes COVID-19

Academic publishers are supporting the universities in the current crisis situation by making various electronic resources temporarily available free of charge. We would like to express our sincere thanks for this.

General free publishing offers


    • Cambridge University Press By 30 June, some 2,000 books will be freely available, including 775 textbooks and titles from the publication series Companions, Histories and Elements. A connection via the TUHH campus network is required for use


    • Elsevier ScienceDirect textbooks (until June 20th 2020)


    • SpringerNature
      More than 500 important English and German language textbooks in Springer Nature’s eBook packages are expected to be accessible via the SpringerLink platform until at least the end of July. The list of titles can be found in Excel tables.



    • Erich Schmidt Verlag Activation of all the publisher’s journals in the fields of law, tax law, economics, occupational safety and philology until June 30th 2020


    • Herdt Verlag “All You Can Read” Windows, Office, IT-Management until May 31th 2020




    • JSTOR Public Health Journals (until June 30th 2020)


    • Project Muse Numerous university publishers are making their content available free of charge via the Project Muse platform for the duration of the Corona crisis


Free publishing offers on the topic Corona


    • Elsevier Elsevier has set up the Novel Coronavirus Information Center, through which about 20,000 articles on the topic can currently be researched




    • Springer Nature Information provided by Springer Nature on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID 19


    • Taylor & Francis Journal articles and book chapters dealing with the coronavirus are freely available


    • Thieme eRef The publisher has compiled a Corona playlist, which contains articles on the subject as well as information on protective equipment and disinfection


    • Wiley A compilation of all Corona-relevant contents by Wiley

Further overviews of currently available free publishing offers




WLAN Helpdesk in the University Library

WLAN helpdesk

In cooperation with the TUHH computer centre, we offer WLAN advice in the library at the beginning of the semester. Niklas Krüger (student, User Service Center) will be available at the library’s information desk at the times listed below. He will be glad to answer your questions regarding WLAN, eduroam, VPN and provide practical support.

Friday, 29.09. 2017 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Monday, 02.10. 2017 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Thursday, 05.10. 2017 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Tuesday, 10.10. 2017 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Friday, 13.10. 2017 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Tuesday, 17.10. 2017 11:30am- 1:00pm
Wednesday, 18.10. 2017 11:30am- 1:00pm

Grafik CCO: Pixabay, geralt

If you don’t want to copy the dates: We have created a. ics file for import into the electronic calendar: WLAN Helpdesk

Just say שִׁבֹּלֶת

or more readable: Shibboleth. In biblical times though, it could have serious consequences, when pronounced the wrong way.

„Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.“ (Judges 12,6 KJV)

Times have changed. Meanwhile Shibboleth is also the name of an authentication service. It is well established for many years, both within the German Research Network as well as internationally. The computing center of the TUHH offers Shibboleth since beginning of 2016.

Shibboleth Logo

Why should you care?

Many publishers offer Shibboleth for external access additionally to campus network authentication .

How does it work?

If you, for example, are at home (without VPN) and would like to access an e-book on SpringerLink you can  “Log in via Shibboleth”. First select your home institution “TU Hamburg-Harburg”. This will automatically direct you to the login page of the computing center of the TUHH. After successful registration, you will be automatically directed back to the original page by Springer with access to all licensed content.

What’s the advantage?

The TUHH ID and password remains safe within TUHH. SpringerLink gets only two information: You belong to TUHH and you have registered with a valid password. Shibboleth also supports Single Sign On (SSO). So if you move on to another publisher page, for example, ScienceDirect by Elsevier, you will have immediate access to the licensed content. So with no additional software such as VPN installed you have access to protected resources from any computer, from any network.

Who can use Shibboleth?

Students and employees of TUHH are entitled for e-media use via Shibboleth. We are going to enable Shibboleth access as quickly as possible at the many providers of e-media. Progress is documented here..

Help needed?

We are happy to answer questions about e-media and Shibboleth. For problems with your TUHH please consult the Service Desk of the computing center.