Get to know the profile of the Stabi in its role as the regional library of Hamburg
The Stabi comprehensively collects, develops and archives the available literature on Hamburg and its surroundings
As Hamburg's regional library, the present-day State Library has always collected all literature published in the city.
The online sources of information on Hamburg's history and regional studies are rich and varied, and are provided by many institutions of the Hanseatic City. "HamburgWissen Digital" presents them all under one umbrella, in an annotated, thematically arranged catalogue of links. The portal provides orientation when researching literature and factual databases, full texts, maps, picture material, biographies, statistics and documentation. The service is being enhanced on a continuous basis. In addition to the meta search, with which many of the resources can be searched together in an easy way, “HamburgWissen Digital” also offers various other features: The “Hamburger Archivführer” (Hamburg archives handbook) and the “Hamburger Bibliotheksführer” (Hamburg library handbook) guide the user through Hamburg's archive and library landscape and provide detailed information about the individual institutions and what they offer. The events calendar provides information about all kinds of events relating to Hamburg.
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.
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.
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!