At our Closed Stacks in Rethen, south of Hannover, you will find all of the technical and science subject areas. The collections comprise 3.6 million volumes, older monographs and theses/dissertations, as well as microforms and periodicals, with the exception of the last five years.
Access to collections in the Closed Stacks can only be obtained after placing an order in the TIB Portal. Items that have been ordered will be available approximately 90 minutes later in the reading room at the TIB Rethen site. Orders required on the same day must be placed by 15:00.
Requests can be made to have loanable books sent to the reading room at the TIB Rethen site or, alternatively, to the TIB Technik/Naturwissenschaft (Science/Technology) site for collection (allow two days for delivery at most).
Items that cannot be borrowed (periodicals and books) may only be consulted in the reading room at the TIB Rethen site. A reading room is available on-site for this purpose and for research activities.
Please note the following before coming to the site: You can check your user account at any time to see whether the items you have ordered online are ready for collection yet, and where you should go to collect them. Please use this possibility to check your account before departing for the library site. Items will be held for you ready for collection for one week.