Welcome to the Staatsbibliothek!
Before your first visit inform yourself about our range of services.
Up-to-date information on changes to our opening times as well as further information is always available on our page Benutzung aktuell (German only).
Information on using our catalogues will help you to find the literature you are looking for. Do not hesitate to ask at our information points - either in person, by mail or by phone.
For your orientation we have put together some helpful information about registration and lending and we answer frequently asked questions on our page FAQ - Registration and Borrowing.
On your first visit to our buildings, cloakrooms and lockers are available (1 € deposit coin Potsdamer Platz, your own padlock required at Unter den Linden ). Unfortunately we cannot allow you to bring food or drinks with you into the reading rooms. At our site Potsdamer Straße there is a cafeteria and at Unter den Linden a vending machine.
Do not forget to switch off your mobile; the quiet working atmosphere in the reading rooms is very important for us – and it is in your own interest too.
You can bring your laptop, notebook or tablet (without bag) with you into the reading rooms, power sockets are available at all workplaces, and you can use WLAN to connect to the internet. If you would like to transport work materials, we provide a carrier bag for you.
Please let us know how we may make your stay in our buildings more pleasant.
We wish you success with your work in the Staatsbibliothek.