Your library card

The library card is your key to using the TIB on site. It combines several functions in a single card and only with it is the use of the library on site permitted.

How can you obtain a library card?

Step 1: Register

Step 2: Collect your library card in person

In order to do this, take your identity card or a passport with a certificate of registration from the regulatory agency to one of the library sites.

How much does a library card cost and how long is it valid?

The fee for a library card is €5, it is valid for two years and can then be renewed free of charge.

You already have a library card that you would like to use at the TIB?

If you would like to use the TIB with a library card from another HOBSY library or with the LeibnizCard from LUH, please present it at the registration desk and ask for advice about the possibilities. This is often possible free of charge.

What functions does the card offer?

  • borrow items
  • gain online access to media available electronically
  • use the cloakroom compartments and 24-hour lockers
  • participate in university sports and
  • use all Hannover Online Library System (HOBSY) libraries.

Are you under 18?

If you have not yet turned 18, we require the following when you pick up your library card

  • your valid identity card or valid passport with registration certificate
  • the previously printed and completed declaration of consent (PDF)
  • the presence of a parent or legal guardian with their own valid identity card or valid passport


  • the respective valid ID card or valid passport of the parent or legal guardian providing the signature (original or copy) for signature comparison with the completed consent form.

What should you do if you have lost your library card?

Please contact the library as soon as possible, we can block the library card.

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Circulation Desk TIB Technik/Naturwissenschaften (Science/Technology)

You can reach the Circulation Desk from Monday to Friday between 09:00-20:00 and Saturday between 09:00-18:00.

Fax: +49 511 762-4076