Subito for HU staff members

After the corona-related closure of the University Library locations in March 2020, we have temporarily extended our service "Subito for HU staff members" to HU students. We are pleased that all locations are now accessible for HU members again. Our offer to cover the costs for Subito orders for HU students therefore expired on 31.07.2020. However, as an HU student you still have the possibility to register privately with Subito and use this service.

What is "Subito for HU staff members"?

As an HU member staff, you will receive free access to the document delivery service Subito, where you can order copies of articles from over 1.5 million journals and also partial copies of books on our account. We accept orders from print and e-resources.

A so-called sub-user account will be created for you, so that you can order independently.

Orders are only permitted for purposes related to official business.

Who can use this offer?

HU staff members who have a user card from the University Library can order free of charge via Subito. Please register using the form below.

After verification, we will set up a user account and you will be able to order copies of articles as well as partial copies of books (normal service only).

The activation of your user account usually takes place within 48 hours on weekdays. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us when you have been activated.

What can I order?

As far as electronic journals (not newspapers!) and e-books are concerned, please check in advance in the Primus search portal whether the electronic journal or the e-book is available in our library - you can access these e-resources directly and quickly via VPN. If the e-journal or the e-book is not licensed by the University Library, you can order articles from journals or partial copies of books from the holdings of other supplying libraries via the Subito delivery service.

How can I order and what does it cost?

You order online via the sub-user page of the Humboldt-Universität. Only then will the University Library cover all costs for the delivered copies of articles or partial copies of books.

You can also find further assistance directly on the pages of Subito.

This way you can only order journal articles and partial copies of books in the normal service. If you want to order books or magazines (express service), you can register as a direct customer of Subito. The costs for orders you place as a direct customer cannot be covered by us.

How do I receive the ordered articles or partial copies of books?

The fastest way to receive the delivery directly by e-mail is to select "PDF" as delivery option. If you choose "Postal delivery" or "Fax", the order will be forwarded to you via our library. This, of course, costs time.

However, deliveries by e-mail are not possible for all journal articles due to copyright reasons. In these cases, please choose "Postal delivery" or "Fax" as delivery method.

How long does the delivery take?

The orders are delivered within three working days.

To the sub-user login page / order placement

To the sub-user login page / order placement

Data protection information concerning Subito

When you use the Subito delivery service, personal information is exchanged solely between us and Subito. This data exchange is solely for the purpose of enabling the Subito research and ordering process. Please refer to Subito's data privacy policy to learn what personal data is exchanged.

Application form for a Subito sub-user account of the HU:

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