Macromedia Library Hamburg

Opening Hours

Use the library with an appointment

Because of the new Covid-19 rules you need an appointment to be allowed to use the library. Please send and e-mail or contact us via teams in order to get an appointment.

Please use the cart function to reserve and borrow books, so that we can prepare them. You then only will have to collect the requested books:

  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 library.hh
  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 SSD. 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:

Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (Stabi) Hamburg

Students located in Hamburg can use the services of the Stabi Hamburg for free. All you have to do is to make an account by filling out their application form

The library provide a broad offer of digital media (more than 1 million E-books and 73.000 online magazines).

The borrowers card of all user of the Stabi Hamburg have a temporary remote access. It is possible to do your research and have access to the digital media right after your registration.

Please use Katalogplus for your online researches.

Students in Hamburg who do not have a Stabi-account yet, can use the virtual walk-in-service to use their online media and order them afterwards.

  1. Research media in the catalog (see the link above)
  2. order the online media via the following form: click here!

A more indepth description of the order process can be found on the website of Stabi too:

Online media research(in German)

ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

Students located in Hamburg can also use the services of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. It is is the world’s largest research infrastructure for economic literature, online as well as offline.

You can register for a user card here:

Opening hours during Covid can be found here:

list of libraries with online services

Here is a list of other libraries in Germany that offer online services or online material, literature, etc. :

link list of libraries offering online services

It is a list of research libraries and public libraries that are sorted alphabetically by city names. The usage is for free in most cases, but unfortunately this list is completely in German.





Tran Nguyen

Tran Nguyen

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