More than a library

Making knowledge and information freely available, sharing it and preserving cultural heritage: TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library provides science, research, industry and business with literature and information - in both printed and electronic form. The library is committed to openness, open access to information, publications and scientific data: it aims to make information and knowledge more easily accessible, more transparent and better reusable.

As the German National Library of Science and Technology as well as Architecture, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics, it holds a unique collection of science and technology worldwide, including audiovisual media and research data. In its capacity as a University Library, TIB ensures that all faculties of Leibniz Universität Hannover are supplied with information.

As a research institution, TIB is continuously expanding its role as the German information centre for the digitisation of science and technology. It conducts applied research and development to generate new services and improve existing services. Its research focuses on Data Science & Digital Libraries, Scientific Data Management, Non-Textual Materials, Open Knowledge, Open Science and Visual Analytics.

TIB is a public-law foundation of the Federal State of Lower Saxony. The library is a member of the Leibniz Association.

Interesting facts about the TIB

Are you looking for information, facts and figures about TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library, or would you like to find out more about our day-to-day work?

TIB-Report 2022

A review of 2022 from the TIB’s perspective and what made the year special for us can be found online in the TIB Report 2022

TIB Annual Report 2021

Interesting facts about library life, news from research and development, more about TIB projects, activities and events can be found in our TIB Annual Report 2021


... we would briefly and clearly explain the TIB's diverse range of topics? We launched a new format in 2021 that does just that.

Knowledge and technology transfer

As an institution of the Leibniz Association, we understand knowledge and technology transfer to mean communicating our knowledge to science, industry, politics and society. Consulting, mediation and application are the focus for us.

Press and information

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Dr. Sandra Niemeyer