TIB tips for new students

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Welcome to TIB!

The TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library provides you literature throughout your studies and is also an important learning space (not only) for students of Leibniz University Hannover (LUH). In this blog article we give you a brief overview of the most important information for the start of the summer semester.

Sites, opening hours and workstations

There are several library sites on the campus of Leibniz University:

  • TIB Science/Technology and Patents and Standards Reading Room (Welfengarten 1B).
  • TIB Conti-Campus for Educational Science, Literature and Linguistics, Law, Economics (Königsworther Platz 1B)
  • TIB Social Sciences (Welfengarten 2C)
  • TIB History/Religious Studies (Im Moore 21) – currently closed

For the sites Science/Technology, Conti-Campus and Social Sciences we offer an occupancy information. It shows you the current occupancy of the available workstations.

The library card

In order to use the TIB collections, you need a library card. This is free of charge for LUH students and is already integrated in your Leibniz Card. You only need to activate it. Simply fill out the online form “Apply here for a library card” and visit one of our lending desks. Please bring a valid identity card or passport including a certificate of registration.

With your library card you can:

    • borrow, reserve and order books
    • access and download licensed online media
    • search in specialist databases
    • use the lockers
    • use other libraries in Hannover that belong to the Hannover Online Library System HOBSY 

Do you already have a library card from another library in Hannover? No problem! You can keep your card or transfer the data to your Leibniz Card.

Covid-19 Restrictions

Due to the regulations on infection protection, there are also restrictions at TIB. Opening hours are reduced and the number of workstations in the reading rooms is lower. Mon-Fri until 6 p.m., access to the reading rooms at TIB Science/Technology, Conti-Campus, and Social Sciences locations is only available for LUH members.

Inform yourself on our website or Instagram account for current restrictions before visiting the library. Also check the occupancy display on our website to see if workstations are available.

We ask that you avoid extended library visits at this time. In the library buildings you have to wear a medical mouth-nose protector on all ways!

Need more help?

If you have already activated your Leibniz Card, but are still not sure how to start researching or where to find the books you need, you can contact the Information staff.

We are also available by mail or phone:

Mail: information@tib.eu
Phone: 0511 762-2268

Feel free to visit our webinar “New at the library? Webinar for first-year students and new users of the library”, in which we give you an overview of the library.

We wish you a successful start to your studies and are happy to support you if you have any questions!

Important links:

Stay informed:

Our TIBTutorial also summarizes all the tips for first-year students (in German only):

... arbeitet in der Zentralen Information am TIB-Standort Technik/Naturwissenschaften.