Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

The “Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin” is a center of national and international literature supply. It preserves extensive stocks to all subject areas. With more than 25 million different media, the “Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin” is the largest scientific universal library in Germany. The collections include books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, prints, picture albums, newspapers, estates, electronic resources and much more. Estates of scholars and writers as well as extensive publishing archives are scientifically developed and evaluated in the public library. Their stock – also on databases and other electronic resources – is constantly growing.
After reunification in 1990, the library was conceived as an institution in two houses. The House “Unter den Linden” is therefore a historical research library. There will also be found the special departments for handwriting, children’s and youth books, maps, music and newspapers after completion of the construction work. The house on Potsdamer Straße is a modern research library. It also preserves the regional collections of Eastern Europe, the Orient and East Asia.

Library Visits

Holdings

 

 

Opening Hours

general reading rooms  Mo-Fr 9-21 h   Sa 10-19 h
registration        Mo-Fr 9-21 h     Sa 10-19 h
information         Mo-Fr 9-21 h     Sa 10-19 h

Haus Unter den Linden
book issue desk     Mo-Fr 9-21 h     Sa 10-19 h

Haus Potsdamer Straße
Leihstelle / Buchabholbereich für die Ausleihe außer Haus    Mo-Fr 10-19 h     Sa 10-14 h

The “Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin” is closed on sundays and public holidays.

 

Address

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Haus Unter den Linden
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Unter den Linden 8
D-10117 Berlin (Mitte)
(Eingang über Dorotheenstraße 27)

Haus Potsdamer Straße
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Potsdamer Straße 33
D-10785 Berlin (Tiergarten)

www.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de
Tel.: +49 30 266 – 0