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Library catalogue

Digital information resources

Library hours

Service hours
Monday: 10:00-16:00
Tuesday: 10:00-16:30
Wednesday: 10:00-16:30
Thursday: 10:00-16:00
Friday: 10:00-13:00

For members of the hmt: All of the open stacks areas are freely accessible. Please observe the minimum distance regulations.
Users are obliged to wear a face covering (medical face mask or professional face mask, e.g. FFP2 masks).
The reading room can only be used by persons who are able to present a negative result from a test for SARS-CoV-2 taken on that day or prove that they are double vaccinated or have recovered from a COVID-19 infection.

For all others: currently the library serves you only at the service-window next to the main entrance. The building is closed for public access.
Please lend and return items at the window. You can call us for help on 0381 5108252 or email bibliothekhmt-rostockde 




Contact us

Lending Desk
fon +49 381 5108-252

Library Manager
Kirstin Bloes, music librarian
fon +49 381 5108-250
fax +49 381 5108-101

Sophie Nawrath, library staff
fon +49 381 5108-251
fax +49 381 5108-101


Server changeover on 01.02.2022 – short-term outage of the library system

On 1 February 2022, we will make important changes to the Library's IT infrastructure.

During the changeover, from 6 a.m. to approx. 12 noon, services such as the library catalogue (Katalog and Discovery) and the lending system (including access to user accounts) will not be available.
However, learning and working on site will be possible. For literature searches, please use the Common Union Catalogue. In exceptional cases, we may be able to arrange an "emergency booking" during this period.
The services are expected to be available again from around 12 noon on 1 February.

Look at the cookie lectures and find out more about the library services!

NEW: How to log in for remote access

Check out the new streaming platform:
Remote Access (from outside the hmt Kloster)


Modern Media in a Medieval Monastery


For searching our catalogue please go to Regional Katalog Rostock.

You can manage your own user account here: "Benutzerkonto".  
Use this link to renew borrowed items. You also get an overview about the borrowed items, reservations and outstanding fees.

Here you find some support for the information search on the internet.  We also offer access to online-databases , ebooks and electronic journals

We will be pleased to take your suggestion for new items for the library stock. 

If you need performance material, please contact us.

The Library is devoted to the collection, conservation and provision of music, sound carriers, and academic publications relating to music and theatre. As a specialist library it is open to all students and staff of the Rostock University of Music and Drama and the University of Rostock. Its stock comprises 14.900 books and printed journals, 44.000 items of sheet music, 7270 sound recordings and other items as well as ejournals, ebooks and databases. We also host 13.000 media items of musicology of the Rostock University Library.

The stock is arranged by the classification system and can be searched on the computerized catalogue.

With the attached gallery and numerous work spaces in the vault of the former confessional building, the library is an ideal place for concentrated work. A PC pool enables the use of CD-ROMs and to perform internet researches. A variety of players are available for CDs, tapes and records. WLAN is available for members of the University of Music and Theatre.

View from the gallery

View from the gallery



Sitting area for listening to music

Sitting area for listening to music

Reading room

Reading room