Our services

Locations and opening hours

... Hamburg office

Mon, Wed, Thu: 9.00 - 15.00

Tue: 9.00 - 16.00

Fri: 9.00 - 14.30

... Rostock office

Mon, Wed, Thu: 8.30 - 11.30 and 13.00 - 15.00

Tue: closed

Fri: 8.30 - 11.30 and 13.00 - 14.00


The libraries in Hamburg and Rostock are accessible to everyone. To register, please bring your identity card or passport (+ confirmation of residence) with you.


Generally all collections in Hamburg and Rostock can be borrowed, although there are lending restrictions for certain items. This will be pointed out if it applies to any items you requested. If you would like to order books or other media from the library stock, you can do so by telephone, e-mail or via your webOPAC user account.

Loan periods

The loan period is 4 weeks for books and 2 weeks for periodicals and boating literature.
You can extend the loan period if there are no reservations for the items you have borrowed.



  • coin-operated photocopier
  • Book scanner (without UV light, better for scanning older and valuable books)
  • lockers


  • photocopier
  • Possibility to scan large items (by arrangement)