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 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.
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 State Library Hamburg collects over 600 Websites published in Hamburg. The information is presented in German only.
In the "HANS catalogue" you will find references for important holdings segments of the special collections
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!