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Information for new students

Welcome to the library!

We are happy to have you and we wish you successful studies. Here you can find everything you need to know about the library.

The library

The library entrance is located on the ground floor in the foyer.

Our opening hours are Monday to Thursday, 10am to 6pm and Friday 10am to 5pm.

-> Virtual tour through the library (in moodle)

-> Protection and hygiene measures in the library

-> Students with a disability

Searching, finding and borrowing books

All media can be found through our library website:

-> literature search engine

On the ground floor and on the first floor you can find current books classified by subject. We offer important textbooks several times or as ebooks. We also collect Bachelor- and Masterthesis print and online.

-> Suchen & Finden für Bachelorstudierende (Selbstlernkurs in moodle, german only)

-> Search & Find for Master students (Learning Activity in moodle)

You can borrow almost all of our books contactless using our self-check terminal. Borrowing is free of charge.

Before borrowing the first time you need to activate your HCU-Card as a library card. Please fill out the form on our website. To activate your card you can send us a scan of your identity card/passport plus registration of residence (“Meldebescheinigung”). Please use the HCU e-mail account. Or you can come to the service desk.

-> Library Card and Library Account (Learning activity in moodle)

You can borrow books for 4 weeks and renew them 3 times afterwards (if nobody reserves them).

Read e-books online

You can access our licensed e-books, e-journals and databases via VPN and Shibboleth from home. You simply need your HCU ID.

-> bibliothek@home (screencast, german only)

-> Infos und Download VPN-Client (german only)

-> Information on Shibboleth

Digital Crash courses

Everything you need to know about the libray you can find out in our digital crash courses. We use the video conferencing app Zoom for our courses. The courses last 30 minutes.


Crash course Master REAP (english)
Monday, Oct 4th, 9am

Crash course Master Geodesy Geoinformatics (english)
Monday, Oct 4th, 11am

Crash course Master Urban Design (german)
Monday, Oct 4th, 1.30 pm

Crash course Master Architecture (german)
Tuesday, Oct 5th, 9.30am

Crash course Bachelor Geodesy Geoinformatics (german)
Tuesday, Oct 5th, 11.30am

Crash course Bachelor Civil Engineering (german)
Tuesday, Oct 5th, 1pm

Crash course Bachelor Architecture (german)
Tuesday, Oct 5th, 3pm

Crash course Bachelor Urban Planning (german)
Wednesday, Oct 6th, 10am

Crash course Master Civil Engineering (german)
Wednesday, Oct 6th, 11am

Crash course Bachelor Metropolitan Culture (german)
Wednesday, Oct 6th, 1.30pm

Crash course Master Urban Planning (german)
Wednesday, Oct 6th, 2.30pm

Crash course Master Geodesy Geoinformatics (german)
Friday, Oct 8th, 12.30pm

Please register via moodle, you simply need your HCU ID.

-> Registration Crash Courses in moodle

In moodle you can find further learning activities and information about guidance.

Working in the library

From 04.10.2021, the use of the workstations is possible without a prior reservation.

HCU students and staff can use the HCU WiFi. Please use eduroam (education roaming).

-> eduroam und HCU WiFi

Any questions?

Feel free to contact us any time online and offline. We are happy to help!


Telephone: +49 (0) 40 42827-5675