and Recommended Reading Archive
Boating Literature Borrowing
In 1996, the BSH library at Hamburg started collecting literature on European
and international waters that are of interest to German recreational boaters
The focus of this boating
collection is on harbour pilots, descriptions of sailing areas,
and route planning literature.
The collection is continually updated and stocked up with literature provided
amongst others by Hamburger Segler-Verband, a regional organization of
Deutscher Segler-Verband (DSV) and several publishers.
This enables recreational boaters to obtain the most recent information on
particular sailing areas. The books may be read at the Hamburg library or
borrowed for two weeks.
Boaters also have access to the BSH's small craft charts,
nautical charts and
nautical publications as well as to a wide range of international nautical literature.
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