Children's and Young People's Books

Using the Collection – Terms and Conditions

Our materials must be used in the manuscripts reading room. 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. For information on how to obtain digital or paper copies, please check our info sheet.
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 am to 5 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9 am to 7 pm

T.: +49 30 266-436460

Closed Stack Requests
Requests for closed stack material will be carried out at 9 am, 11 pm and 2 pm
Items requested after 3 pm will be available in the reading room at 9 am on the following business day.

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.