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Children's and Young People's Book Department

Using the Collection – Terms and Conditions

Our materials must be used in the reading room shared by the Children’s and Young People’s Literature Department and the Newspaper Department. These items may not be checked out.
The reading room is open to adult users with an academic interest in children’s literature. Juveniles and young adults under the age of 16 are not admitted.
In case you need help searching the library’s catalog, or if you have any questions using our collection, the library staff at the reading room counter will be happy to assist you.
To request items in advance you may send an email to the Children’s and Young People’s Literature Department. They will be put on hold for you to be used in the reading room.


Opening Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

T.: +49 30 266-436460

Closed Stack Requests
Requests for closed stack material will be carried out at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Items requested after 3 p.m. will be available in the reading room at 9 a.m. on the following business day.
Please keep in mind that it is imperative to place orders for materials from the closed stacks by Friday 3 p.m. if you want to view them the following day. There are no paging services on Saturday.


Subject Specialist
If you need help with your in-depth subject-specific research you may wish to consult with the department’s subject specialist. For an appointment with the head of the Children’s and Young People’s Literature Department please call +49 30 266-436400.