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The Stabi, in its role as the regional library of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, collects, stores and presents all kinds of material relating to the history and regional studies of the city and its surroundings.
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Get to know the profile of the Stabi in its role as the regional library of Hamburg

Hamburg State Library
Service 'Hamburg'

The Stabi comprehensively collects, develops and archives the available literature on Hamburg and its surroundings

Newspapers published in Hamburg
Legal Deposit Copies of Hamburg publications

As Hamburg's regional library, the present-day State Library has always collected all literature published in the city.

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Digitalised media on Hamburg's history/Hamburg address books

Copyright-free digitalised media on Hamburg's history are offered by the State Library on three levels. In addition to four sources that were digitalised in special projects ("Hamburger Adressbücher"; "Briefwechsel Ernst Cassirer"; "Schröder, Hans: Lexikon der hamburgischen Schriftsteller bis zur Gegenwart (1851-1883)"; "Zeitschrift des Vereins für Hamburgische Geschichte"), all other sources from the Stabi's holdings can be searched together or browsed systematically according to collections, document type or subject categories. You will also find digital copies relating to Hamburg which have been digitised by other institutions and research establishments (external digital copies). We have summarised these into collections for you (for books, magazines, newspapers, etc.). For the newspapers, the terms of use may differ in individual cases, due to different licensing conditions.

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Hamburg Bibliography

The Hamburg bibliography documents all the literature, whether printed or electronic, relating to Hamburg and Hamburg personalities. It includes books, journals and series, maps and atlases, papers and journal articles.

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Hamburg links collection

The Hamburg link collection comprises around 850 important internet sources on Hamburg relating both to the past and present day, on all topics and spheres of life. Here you will find institutions from politics, academia, society and culture, as well as subject-related websites.

Historical view of Hamburg
Picture galleries about Hamburg's history

A historical stroll to the Alster or to the harbour, portrait galleries, biographies of famous Hamburg residents like Wolfgang Borchert, Klopstock, Jungius or Hasse; all the Bergedorf blogs; lots of news – browse through our big Hamburg showcase!