BIS for Earth System Sciences is a lending library.

green label           4 weeks                      textbooks, professional books, serial issues
red label not lendable  some textbooks or professional books, reference books
white label not lendable bound journals


No library card of the university library system is required for loan. Before you borrow books for the first time please register at the infodesk and bring your student ID card and passport. Please note that the borrowed items of our library do not appear on your library user account and you will not get an e-mail reminder.


The loan period can be extended up to three times for 4 weeks. We need the shelf mark of the book on the green label. Renewals can be made via email, by phone call (040-42838-5076) or of course personally at our information desk.


Reservations can be made at our information desk. You'll get an email when the book is available again. Reservations are free of charge.

Return of books

Please return all books during the opening hours of BIS for Earth System Sciences. Just put them onto the return trolley at the information desk.

Campus Document Delivery

Articles from journals as well as chapters from individual monographs from the libraries of the MIN faculty, the SUB, the Central Medical Library at the UKE and the Central Library of Law can be ordered free of charge for electronic delivery via the campus delivery service. The texts are sent as a PDF to the e-mail address of the customer.

All employees of the University of Hamburg and the UKE with a valid library card of the University Library System can use this service. Currently, this function is also available for students.

  • Open the KatalogPlus
  • Log in with your library card number and password via "Log in". "My account" appears in the top menu bar.
  • As an employee or student of the UHH and the UKE, the service will be activated directly after login.
  • Holdings that can be ordered from are marked with a    (Link to order form)

If you have any questions, please contact the team of the campus delivery service (Dokumentlieferung@we dont want spamsub.uni-hamburg.de) or the library team of BIS for Earth System Sciences.

Interlibrary loan

If you are a staff member or a student of our associated institutes, you may use our interlibrary loan service for literature, which is not available in BIS for Earth System Sciences or by any other library of the University of Hamburg.

Just ask us by email, by phone (42883-5076) or in person. This service is free of charge.

Additionally for all other users, there is the official interlibrary loan service of the Hamburg State and University Library (fees apply).

Library Card


For many libraries within the university system the library card is required. Please register online first and then fetch your card from one of  these libraries


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