Areas with different opening times
Information (Information Centre) Mon-Fri 9.00 - 21.00, Sat 10.00 - 18.00
Library cards / Service Desk Mon-Fri 9.00 - 19.00, Sat 10.00 - 13.00
Nazi looted assets
Books owned by the victims of persecution by the Nazi regime found their way by various means into our library in the time between 1933 and 1945. During the National Socialist dictatorship between...
The Stabi is a popular place for studying and working. There are almost 90,000 books waiting for you in three reading rooms – a reference collection for 50 academic disciplines with...
Picture galleries about Hamburg's history
This web page is presented in German only.
Englisch-Form-für-Link (Kopie 3)
The beluga-catalogue contains all e-books and electronic dissertations that the Stabi makes available in full text. Please note that they are...
For your planning
If you want to visit the Stabi with a large group, please contact the IK-Team in any case. Please note the change in starting times. Meeting point: Vortragsraum (2nd floor)...
The Hamburg State and University Library Carl von Ossietzky (Stabi), in its role as the regional library of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, collects, stores and presents all kinds...
Hamburg links collection
The Hamburg links collection includes many institutions that offer you information relating to Hamburg, such as archives, museums, history workshops, clubs, associations, building cooperatives and...
The Hamburg Bibliography documents the following for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg:
1 all literature relating to Hamburg and its prominent people:
books, magazines and series, maps and...
Legal Deposit Copies of Hamburg publications
Since 1696, an ordinance (later, a law) has made it mandatory for Hamburg publishers and printers to provide the library with one copy of each of their publications as so-called legal deposit...