Opening hours

The library is closed during the semester break. If you want to check out or bring back books, please ask the service desk.


The library offers a self check-out, that is available from monday to friday from 09 am to 4 pm. In order to get help and assistance, visit us during the Service Hours on monday or tuesday between 11 am and 4 pm.

You can use the cart function to preorder books, that we can reserve for your pick-up during the Service Hours.

  1. Search literature via the Macromedia Catalog and open selected media via the “Abrufen der Katalogposition”-button.
  2. A new browser window will open (which by the way is the traditional OPAC). In this window click on “Add to your cart”. (If you started your research in the OPAC, ignore step 1).
  3. Click “cart” in the main navigation.
  4. Click “sent” to mail your reservation of books to your local library.
  5. Mail your cart to
  6. Your librarian will let you know when your reservation is ready for you and will tell you a date when to collect your books.

The library is located in room 347 (building 3). From the main entrance in building 3 go to the left behind the Student Service Desk. The library is the first room on the right side.

beluga catalogue

The beluga catalogue is a project by the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg. It is very user friendly and offers a broad spectrum of books, e-books, movies and more.

The catalogue offers you the following library databases:

  • Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg
  • Commerzbibliothek
  • Hafen City Universität
  • HAW Hamburg
  • Helmut Schmidt Universität
  • HfMt Hamburg
  • TU Hamburg, etc.

You can find the catalogue here: