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My library account

When registering as a user of our library you will obtain your personal library account.

What can you do with it?

- Extend loan periods
- Check or cancel your reservations
- Check your address
- Check the expiry date of your library card
- Change your password
- Check your due fees

Access your library account

To access your library account, please login using the number that is written on your HCU card ("Bibl.-Konto") or on your library card.

In the second box, enter your password. The default password is your date of birth (six digits: DDMMYY).
You can change your password at any time.

> My library account

You have forgotten your password?

The default password is your date of birth (six digits, no dots: DDMMYY).
If you happened to have changed and then forgotten your password, you may get it reset in our library. You may also reset your password by email.


Quick links

Renewing items online?
My library account

New to the library?
Apply for library card

Read e-books from home?
Off campus access

Book not available?
Proposal of purchase


Books, e-books, journals...

Opening hours

From October 16th, 2017 to February 16th, 2018 the library has extended opening hours.

With full service
Mon to Thu: 9am to 6am
Fri: 9 am to 4pm

With self check service
Mon to Thu: 9am to 9pm*
Fri: 9 am to 6am

*External visitors can enter the HCU until 7pm.


HafenCity University Hamburg
Ueberseeallee 16
20457 Hamburg

Tel: +49 (0) 40 42827-5675

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