On 1 March 2022, the University Library launched a short survey on the topic of desks, learning spaces and reservation options in the future.
A total of 150 people participated during the 10-day survey period. Thank you for your participation and feedback!
We received a clear response: the option to book seats is gladly used and 89% of the respondents would like to keep it.
When asked what amount of individual workstations should be reservable in the future, 41% were in favour of half of the spaces and 42% were in favour of more than half.
With regard to the learning spaces, a clear majority of 58% were in favour of the spaces remaining partially reservable.
We will take your vote into account in our planning and preparations as soon as we can release more places and rooms.
We would like to point out that any future changes must continue to comply with the regulations for university libraries of the Containment Ordinance of the City of Hamburg “Eindämmungsverordung” – this also applies to the FFP2 mask requirement that continues to exist in the space.
Since spring 2020, the course of the Covid19-pandemic has also shaped the opening times and services of the University Library.
Due to the respective containment ordinance (Eindämmungsverordnung) of the City of Hamburg, a limited number of learning desks could only be used by reservation during the last two years. Looking to the future, we now hope to be able to release further workplaces again.
We would also like to make an offer for the reservation of workplaces available on a permanent basis. In order to be able to include your wishes in our considerations and planning, we are now asking for your feedback within the framework of a short survey.
We will have questionnaires available for you at the ServicePoint and at the individual desks from 1 to 10 March 2022 – please place the completed questionnaires in one of the collection boxes at the ServicePoint.
After evaluation, we will inform you about the survey results here on our blog.
Thank you very much!
Update from 25.5.: Due to the amended Containment Ordinance of 22.5.2021, proof of negative Covid-tests is no longer required for reserved desks.
From Wednesday 19.5.2021, the University Library will again offer workplaces for TUHH-members in accordance with the current containment ordinance. The desks can be booked via our reservation system as before the closure.
The opening hours have also been be extended. From 19.05.2021, the library will again be open from 8am to 2pm and from 3pm to 9pm. Between 2pm and 3pm every day we will close our doors for one hour so that all surfaces can be cleaned in accordance with hygiene regulations. During this time, all patrons must clear their desks and leave the library.
Part of the new hygiene concept is that a medical mask must be worn at all times. This means that masks must also be worn at the desks during the entire stay. You can find more information about this in our ‘Supplementary House Rules’.
Unfortunately, there are currently no PCs available in the reading rooms for research or the use of e-media.
External 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):
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.
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.
||Lending & Return
||Information by Phone
|Monday – Thursday
|Sunday / Public Holiday
You can find out about other current COVID-19 regulations on the COVID-19 FAQs.
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: