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...
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...
Reference library (more than 13,000 volumes) with literature on the regional history and regional studies for various subjects on all areas of life relating to the city of Hamburg and its...
Brief overview – press
You can download lists of daily and weekly Hamburg newspapers in alphabetical or chronological order.
An annotated bibliography of Hamburg’s press up until...
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...
In many cases we are still lacking crucial information on the biographies of the rightful owners. Find a list below of our unsolved research cases. Books in our stocks that have been classified as...
Review and publications
In the decades after the war, some of the survivors who had been persecuted reclaimed their libraries. Between 1945 and 1969, eleven requests from private individuals or institutions are documented...
Maria Kesting is head of the Department of Provenance Research-Nazi Looted Books. Ulrike Preuß, who holds a degree in library and information science, is responsible for all library-related issues...
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...
Service Special Collections
The reconstruction of the manuscript reading room has now almost been completed! Please notice that in the period between August 24 and September 3, restrictions in the accessibility are possible....