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Please register online to receive a library card for the University of Hamburg Library System.
The University of Hamburg Library System includes the following libraries:

  • State and University Library
  • The university's specialist libraries
  • Central Medical Library

What do you need?

  • A German or EU identity card. If the identity card does not contain an address, then a passport and confirmation of German residency is required.
  • For free/discounted library cards: student/school card.
  • If between 14 and 18 years of age, the supplementary registration document is required.
  • Confirmation of employment status / employment contract from the University of Hamburg.
  • Confirmation of employment status / employment contract from a university in the state of Hamburg.
  • Proof of other reason for discount, such as entitlement to state benefits pursuant to SGB II (ALGII) and SGB XII, evidence of apprentice, military service, or civil service status.
  • Persons applying for asylum need an Aufenthaltsgestattung (residence authorization) / Aufenthaltserlaubnis (residence permit)

Please provide us with all documents (ID cards, passports, etc.) as originals.

Online registration

Before collecting your library card, please fill out our application form.  Apply >


Some users require special forms:
Corporate entities (companies, etc.)