Corona Crisis: Current information on library services and use

Lending, returns and registration again possible, reading rooms at the TIB Conti-Campus site can be used again with limitations from 18 May 2020

Due to the current situation, on-site use of the library is only possible to a restricted extent: The Circulation Desks at the TIB Technik/Naturwissenschaften (Science/Technology), TIB Sozialwissenschaften (Social Sciences) and TIB Conti-Campus sites are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 15:00 for lending and returning items. The Registration Desk is open at both sites Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00. Interlibrary loan accounts can also be set up during this period. Only non-cash payment is possible (card payment or bank transfer).

Limited use of the reading rooms at the TIB Conti-Campus site is again possible – mondays to fridays from 9:00 to 15:00 – for members of Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH). The reading rooms at the other TIB sites will remain closed to the public.

Orders, reservations and renewals

Items from the magazines and also from the open-shelf collections of all TIB sites must be ordered online, as they can only be picked up at the Circulation Desks. It is still not possible to enter the reading rooms. Orders from the holdings of the TIB Sozialwissenschaften (Social Sciences) and TIB Geschichte/Religionswissenschaft (History/Regional Studies) sites will be provided at the TIB Technik/Naturwissenschaften (Science/Technology) site. It is also possible to reserve media that have already been borrowed online and to extend the loan periods of borrowed items.

At the TIB Conti-Campus site, access to the reading rooms is only possible for a limited number of people, so here too items must be ordered online and collected from the Circulation desk. Orders from the holdings of the TIB Geschichte/Religionswissenschaft (History/Religious Studies) site will be made available at the TIB Sozialwissenschaften (Social Sciences) site.

Please note that it can take up to two days to make the items available: Therefore, please check your library account before you visit the library to make sure that the items you have ordered are available. In order to allow you access to the reading room, we have to record and store your personal data (PDF). To do this, please check your library account in the classic catalogue (OPAC), as for technical reasons the currently valid pick-up sites can only be shown there at present.

Information about visiting the library on site

The TIB recommends the following measures for library use on site to prevent infection and thus further spread of COVID-19: Wearing a mouth and nose protector is not required – but we strongly recommend it. Masks are obligatory on all ways within the user areas and when visiting the reading rooms at the TIB Conti-Campus site. However, in order to make learning as comfortable as possible for you, you can take off your mouth and nose protector at the workplaces. Please understand that currently only members of the LUH in a limited number have access to the reading rooms at the TIB Conti-Campus site and that waiting times may therefore occur. If too many people wish to use the reading rooms, we will implement a process for registration/reservation for reading room use. Please note the information provided on site.

Please reduce your visits to the library to the necessary minimum and keep the appropriate distance in the rooms. Please pay attention to the existing markings in the entrance areas. Access to the library can only be granted to a limited number of people at a time. We ask for your understanding and for mutual consideration. Please remember that all measures mentioned are taken for your and our employees' protection.

Further information on accessibility, restrictions and TIB offers

We will continue to be available for you online and by telephone. Our digital services and TIB document delivery are available as usual.

In our FAQ section, we answer important questions about restrictions and possibilities for using the TIB during closure. The FAQs are regularly updated.

In the TIB-Blog, our staff members use numerous articles (mostly in German) to show you what possibilities you have to get the literature you need in the current situation.