New to the Library? 1. Library Card

If you want to borrow books from the university library in order to use them at home or on campus, you need a library card.

For students of TUHH this card is free, but you have to apply for it and come to the library personally. Within a few minutes you will receive your library card and get started.

” Apply ” means that you log on with your personal data here.

Pickup is available at the service desks in the university library from Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 7:00pm and Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm, if you present the following:

  • Identity card or passport including resident`s registration document
  • Student ID ( or enrollment or HVV semesterticket )

A valid email address is very important for a smooth service – e. g. for reminder emails at the end of the loan period!

More information:

 

 

 

Unpaywall: The fast way to Open Access Articles

Reference Open ContentInstead of paying a fee for downloading the full text take the reference to a freely accessible version!

There is now support for your access to closed journal articles. On our reading room PCs you will find the browser plugin unpaywall, which is available for the Internet browsers Firefox and Chrome.

When surfing on the websites of scientific journals, provider platforms or databases, a green lock signals the presence of an Open Access publication of the article after a few seconds. A click on the symbol “Green lock” leads you to the free full text.

Unpaywall in action

Test the example in the reading room!

We also recommend that you download the plugin for your own use, as unpaywall unlike other sites only identifies legal Open Access versions of paid content. It is also important to note that this open access version does not visually correspond to the publisher’s version, as layout and logos are usually not allowed to be used. Also, an embargo period must often be observed when publishing the preprint or an accepted manuscript. The older the article, the more likely it is to be found.

If you have any questions, please contact our E-Mail-Logo Open Access Team.

Catalog tub.find – new titles missing at present

tub.find in Pad

In the course of the growing together of BSZ and GBV there are starting difficulties, which probably last longer. Therefore our catalog and discovery system tub.find is not up to date since 15-03-2019.

That is why we recommend not only to use our catalog tub.find for literature searches, but also to check in the classic catalog interface whether the title you want is part of the tub. stock. We do it too! Whether inquiries of our users on most diverse channels or locally or also with interlibrary loan orders – we look at present for security in both data base systems.

If you have any questions or need support, please do not hesitate to contact us at the service desk in the library. We ask for your understanding for the confusing situation!

More self-service: pick up media during opening hours

With the beginning of the summer semester 2019, we are expanding our self-service offer:

After the service area has been restructured, you will be able to pick up reserved media from our stock (requirements from the closed stacks, reservations) not only during our service hours, but also during the entire opening hours of the University Library, including weekends!

How does it work?

Slip of paper when ordering books

  • We will make the media you have requested from the magazine available for you on the pick-up shelf. This will soon be available on the site of the current Information service desk – sorted by user in the stack!
  • The order characteristic for the individual allocation will be the imprint in the middle of the respective order form of the volume: namely the first letter of your surname, followed by the last 4 digits of your library card – this serves for anonymisation.
  • You record the volumes intended for you and take care of the booking at the self-booking machine – during the service time, booking is of course still possible at our counter.
  • By the way, journal volumes no longer have to be booked. In any case they are only permitted for use in the library rooms. Interlibrary loan media will continue to be available at the service desks for the time being.
     

For this project, of course, retooling and conversion actions are necessary, which we want to carry out from Thursday, 28-3-19 until Friday, 29-3-19. We apologize for any inconvenience.

On these two days the previous service areas will be separated as a “construction site”. However, from Thursday we will set up a mobile service corner for you before the passage to the textbook collection. We will try to cover our entire offer during the construction and clearing period, supported by the automatic self-check-out machine. The spatial change of perspective for staff and audience will help both sides to get used to new processes together. We will be happy to answer your questions on site!

Until the weekend you will find the service desks on the right hand side again when you enter the library – in terms of space and content “concentrated” as a central contact point for your enquiries and concerns – we look forward to hearing from you!

 

Behind the scenes ..

… libraries record the metadata of their holdings in shared databases which have been built up and used in so-called library unions.

BSZ-GBV "range"

Data of this common databases run into local library systems and catalogs like tub.find at TUHH. These local databases are also used in the local database of loaned books as well as in the acquisition and ordering system of the particular library. Ordering via interlibrary loan is possible directly in the library union databases.

During March 2019 the “cataloguing databases” of two large library unions, the GBV Common Library Network and the SWB Library Network, will be merged to a common database including more than 180 million records. This database has the working title K10plus (~ “Katalog für zehn Bundesländer und mehr” = “catalog of 10 federal states and more”).

This fusion behind the scenes also has temporarily an impact on local library services here at TUHH.

From the midst of March until the productive start in the end of March, restrictions of services may occur. This is especially true for:

  • Ordering of interlibrary loans via the GBV databases will not be pssoible starting March 22, 6 pmpresumably not be possible from March 15 to March 25, ordering of interlibrary loans possible again from March 26. [Corrected March 7, 2019]
  • During this time acquisition proposals will not be executed as promptly as normal.
     

We hope for you understanding.

Other services, like loaning and information, also the function of our catalog tub.find, are hopefully not affected.

New to the Library? 1. Library Card

Library Card

If you want to borrow books from the university library in order to use them at home or on campus, you need a library card.

For students of TUHH this card is free, but you have to apply for it and come to the library personally. Within a few minutes you will receive your library card and get started.

” Apply ” means that you log on with your personal data here.

Pickup is available at the circulation counter in the university library from Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 7:00pm and Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm, if you present the following:

  • Identity card or passport including resident`s registration document
  • Student ID ( or enrollment or HVV ticket )

A valid email address is very important for a smooth service – e. g. for reminder emails at the end of the loan period!

More information:

 

 

 

Test #2: New chairs – your opinion is wanted in the library foyer starting 15-06-17

Time for something new!

If you have wishes for the library, then two wishes are guaranteed:

  • I would like to work in peace and quiet.
  • I want a lot of room for group work.

For this reason, since summer of 2016 we have opened four new group workrooms on the first floor of our library. The furniture is now to be improved by tables and chairs that you would like.

Also the furniture in the reading room will be renewed and expanded. Please help us to choose the new furniture and test them!

We invite you to take a seat, test, compare and choose the very best.

Please use the questionnaire to comment. Thank you!