COVID-19 Regulations starting January 22 2021

Due to the current pandemic course and the tightened Covid19 rules, the library will no longer be able to offer reservable workstations in the reading rooms from Monday, 25.01.2021 until further notice. Any reservations for Friday 22.01.21, will remain valid, all others will unfortunately expire.
Blocked off workstations in the upper reading room

From Monday onwards, only short-term use of the University Library for lending purposes will be possible. Wearing a medical mask is mandatory during your visit.

Starting on Mondey the library will open at 9 am instead of 8 am. The service desks will still be unmanned. However, you can reach us by phone during our service hours of 9am-5pm and you can email us at any time.

Update 26-01-2021: Circulation and returns are open continuously from 9am-9pm.

Opening Hours Lending & Return Servicepoint Information by Phone
Monday – Thursday 9am-9pm 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-9pm 9am-5pm
Saturday
Sunday / Public Holiday

You can find out about other current COVID-19 regulations on the COVID-19 FAQs.

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 desks for TUHH students.

Our current services

Status: December 16, 2020

Contact

For information or enquiries, please contact us digitally as a priority

  • 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 non-contact emergency support : Monday to Friday from 9am – 2pm and 5pm – 7pm, Fridays until 6pm

In the spirit of general contact avoidance in the current pandemic situation, the library is providing emergency non-contact services on site. As a protection for you and us, we ask for your understanding that our staff is not leaving the service point at the moment.

Workstations

For students of the TUHH there are 92 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.

Extended opening hours

September brings many new things for the tub.! We are extending our opening hours starting from 1.9.2020. The library opens Monday to Friday from 8am -2pm and 3 -9pm. The ServicePoint is open Monday to Friday from 9am- 2pm and 3 -7pm, Fridays until 6pm. Information via telephone or mail is available throughout the service hours, including 2pm -3pm.

Between 2pm and 3pm every day we close our doors for one hour so that all surfaces can be cleaned according to the hygiene regulations. During this time all users must clear their desks and leave the library.

Together with the extended opening hours, we will introduce a new system for desk-reservation on 1.9.2020. Due to the increased demand, the new reservation system is only available for TU students. Each student can make one reservation of up to six hours per day.

To log in to the system, you will need your library card number and password. Once logged in, new functions are available: You can easily check in the overview which desks are still available and then display all your appointments in a table. If you do not want to keep an appointment, you now have the possibility to edit or delete it yourself in your account. Just as before: If the reservation has not been claimed up to half an hour after the start of the appointment, it will be deleted automatically.

All appointments that were reserved in the old system for the days after 1.9.2020 will remain. This also applies to users who are not TU students.

To make a reservation in the library click HERE.
Watch this video for a brief explanation on how to book reservations: