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Guided Tours

 

The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin regularly offers general guided tours about the history, architecture, and the functions of the library. These tours take place at specific dates in the buildings Potsdamer Straße, Unter den Linden as well as at the location Westhafen. Individual visitors may join these tours without prior reservation. Privately organized groups are asked to contact the library if they wish to arrange a guided tour.
As of January 1st, 2018, guided tours on the architecture and history of the Berlin State Library will be suspended until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
In the interest of all users of the library, independent or self-guided visits are not possible.

Visits for school classes

Information on guided tours in the building Unter den Linden

Overview guided tours location Unter den Linden
Location Unter den Linden 8 Getting to the library
Dates: Every Friday at 5 pm and every first Saturday of a month at 10.30 am (on the following Friday or Saturday respectively, if it is a public holiday or closure day).
Meeting point: Entrance Dorotheenstraße 27, information desk
Requests for groups of up to 20 people, at least 3 weeks in advance: Guided tours
Price: Free of charge
Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Information on guided tours in the building Potsdamer Straße

Overview guided tours location Potsdamer Straße
Location Potsdamer Straße 33 Getting to the library
Date: Every 3rd Saturday of the month at 10.30 am (on the following Saturday, if it is a public holiday or closure day).
Meeting point: Potsdamer Straße 33, main Foyer/Information desk
Requests for groups of up to 20 people, at least 3 weeks in advance: Guided tours
Price: Free of charge
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
More: Individual visitors may join a 30 minutes tour through the reading room on Fridays at 3 pm, without prior reservation. Meeting point main foyer/information desk

Information on guided tours at the location Westhafen

Overview guided tours location Westhafen
Location Westhafen The guided tours at the location Westhafen give information on the history, functions, and collections of the department as well as on the architecture of the Westhafen building and its special features.
Date: Every first Tuesday of the month (on the following Tuesday, if it is a public holiday or closure day)
Times: 9 am: Children’s and Young People’s Literature Department
10 am: Newspaper Department
Meeting point: Westhafenstraße 1, reading room entrance
Requests: For individual visitors without prior reservation
For groups/Children’s and Young People’s Literature Department:
E-Mail Tel. +49 30 266-436401
For groups /Newspaper Department
E-Mail Tel. +49 30 266-436369
Price: Free of charge
Duration: Children’s and Young People’s Literature Department one hour Newspaper Department approx. 2 hours