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Information for HCU externals

Due to the access restrictions of the HCU building, HCU-external users are currently not able to use the library. Please check if another library in Hamburg can fulfill your literature request. As the conditions of use are still partly restricted there as well, please check the websites of the individual libraries, for example the Hamburg State and University Library or the University Library of the TUHH.

Do you still have any books borrowed from the HCU Library?

We will extend loan periods for you that end within the closing time of the HCU Library. So you do not have to worry about anything, there are no disadvantages for you.

If you have difficulties returning books at a later date, you can return them by post. We recommend that you send the books insured as you are responsible for the borrowed books until they arrive at the library.
Please address the delivery to

HafenCity Universität Hamburg
Henning-Voscherau-Platz 1
20457 Hamburg

Alternatively we can find an individual solution. Please contact us!


Please understand that it is not possible to make reservations for the duration of the access restriction.


As long as the library is closed for HCU-external persons, there is no need to extend the membership.
As soon as it is clear when the library will be open again, we will extend all usage authorizations for interested users, which fall within the closing time, by the duration of the access restriction without fees.

Do you have any further questions?

Please contact us:

e-mail: ausleihe(at)hcu-hamburg.de

Phone: +49 (0) 40 42827-5675