Changes at the beginning of the year

Opening and service times as well as ordering magazine stocks from Rethen

The TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library starts the new year with slightly changed service times and changes in the use of literature from Rethen.

Opening and service hours

The opening hours at the TIB Conti-Campus site, which were initially extended for testing purposes at the beginning of 2019, will still be available in 2020. Visitors will still be able to use the library up to 102 hours a week: Monday to Friday from 8:00 to midnight and on weekends from 9:00 to 20:00.

At the beginning of the year, the service times of the TIB Technik/Naturwissenschaften (Science/Technology) site and TIB Conti-Campus site will also be standardised on Saturdays: Information and Registration will be available on Saturdays from 9:00 to 14:00. Afterwards, the learning room and the open-access holdings can be used until 20:00. Orders from the magazines of the two locations, which are placed by 17:00, will be made available by the TIB on the same day.

Ordering magazine stocks from Rethen

From 2 January 2020, stocks at the TIB Rethen site will no longer be made available in Rethen, but at the TIB Technik/Naturwissenschaften (Science/Technology) site. The delivery time for ordering via the TIB-Portal is two working days. The media provided will then be available for collection for one week – saving users time and travel. The collection in Rethen comprises 3.6 million volumes of all technical and scientific disciplines, older monographs and dissertations as well as microforms and journals, with the exception of the past five years. Only literature that is particularly worthy of protection or larger holdings are made available exclusively for use in the reading room at the TIB Rethen site. In such cases, use on site in Rethen is now only possible after prior appointment – Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 16:30.

Photocopy delivery service

An extension of the photocopy delivery service for members of Leibniz Universität Hannover has already been implemented: The TIB now offers the possibility of ordering articles from journals and non-rental volumes from all library sites directly to the workstation. The desired media will be scanned for you and sent to your email address.

An overview of all locations, their services and current opening hours can be found at