Library card
The library card is free of charge for
> students and employees of the HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU)
> students of other state universities in Europe
> staff and guests of other state universities in Hamburg
> apprentices (incl. "Referendarinnen and Referendare" and civil servants "im Vorbereitungsdienst")
> pupils
> teachers of state schools in Hamburg

Apart from that the following fees apply:
Annual card: EUR 30,-
Semi-annual card: EUR 18,-
Monthly card: EUR 10,-
Annual card for legal entities: EUR 120,-

Participants of the Federal Voluntary Service or the Voluntary Social Year as well as claimants of unemployment benefit and recipients of state benefits according the books II and IX of social laws:
EUR 5,-

Card replacement (Library Card):
To any external user: EUR 15,-
Information about lost or stolen HCU-Cards

Exceeding the loan period
First request for return (1. week): Eur 1
Second request for return (2. week): Eur 2 (total  Eur 3/item)
Third request for return (3. week): Eur 5 (total  Eur 8/item)
Final request for return (5. week): Eur 10 (total Eur 18/item)

But not more than Eur 18,-/item.

free of charge

Interlibrary Loan (regardless of success of delivery)
Interlibrary loan within Germany: EUR 1,50
Interlibrary loan outside Germany: EUR 3,20

Loss of books
Cost of replacement plus administrative expenses per book of EUR 30,-

You may pay fees by EC Card (national debit card) or Credit Card at the reference desk of our library.

Fee schedule
Basis for the fees is the "Gebührensatzung für Verwaltungs- und Benutzungsgebühren der HafenCity Universität Hamburg - Universität für Baukunst und Metropolenentwicklung" (in German). Paragraph 6 refers to the Fee Regulations of the State and University Library of Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky. The fees are listed above.

Contact persons
If you have any questions, please contact the library team at the service desk:
Phone: +49 (0) 40 42827-5675
e-mail: ausleihe(at)hcu-hamburg.de


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


HafenCity University Hamburg
Henning-Voscherau-Platz 1
20457 Hamburg

Tel: +49 (0) 40 42827-5675

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