TIB Archives/Hannover University Archives

The TIB Archives/Hannover University Archives, established on 1 January 2016, are the archives of the German National Library of Science and Technology Foundation (TIB). The archives safeguard all TIB documents of archival value, preserve them in the long term, and ensure their future use by interested members of the public.

The University Archives of Leibniz Universität Hannover were dissolved on 31 December 2015; their collections were incorporated into the successor TIB Archives/Hannover University Archives. In future, Leibniz Universität Hannover will forward its documents of archival value to the TIB Archives/Hannover University Archives.

Hence the collections cover archival material generated not only at TIB, Leibniz Universität Hannover and their predecessor and affiliated research institutions, but also in academic and student self-government.
The archival material consists of:

  • Documents,
  • Records and their annexes,
  • Card indexes,
  • Plans,
  • Images, film and sound carriers,
  • Seals and stamps,
  • Machine-readable data carriers, and machine-readable information and programmes stored on them (including the systems and processes to be able to analyse the data).

In addition, the collections are supplemented by different sized volumes of visual material and posters; university members’ estates; printed materials and other sources of information from academia.

Acting in the capacity of a “memory store” for TIB, Leibniz Universität Hannover and their predecessor institutions, the archives seek to form historically informative collections documenting as many facets as possible of university life. The aim of these records is to ensure legal certainty and to act as a basis for academic and private research, contributing to the cultivation of identity and tradition at TIB and Leibniz Universität Hannover.
Due to their legal bases, the TIB Archives/Hannover University Archives are defined as public archives. As such, endeavours will be made to ensure their collections are accessible to all users in line with the Lower Saxony Archive Act.

If you have any questions about the TIB Archives/Hannover University Archives and their collections, or about the history of TIB or Leibniz Universität Hannover, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Lars Nebelung
TIB Archives/Hannover University Archives

Phone: +49 511 762-9389
Address: Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) - German National Library of Science and Technology, Welfengarten 1 B, 30167 Hannover