East Asia

Terms of Usage

Usage of materials belonging to the Special Subject Collection East and South-East Asia (Sondersammelgebiet; SSG) is governed by the general usage conditions of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (terms of usage). As a rule, home lending is possible only for materials published after 1956.

In-house usage of non-lending materials, such as safe storage materials, is possible only in the joint open access reading room (Orient- und Ostasienlesesaal; OLS) of the department.


There are several ways for ordering materials on East, Southeast, and Central Asia:

- via German and International Loan to other libraries.

- conventional orders (paper order forms) or,

- for materials in Western languages, via the online loan system of the Cooperative Library Network (Online-Fernleihe des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbundes).

- orders of East, Southeast and Central Asian language materials may be placed via the online system of the East Asia Department and its Blauer Leihverkehr (BL).

For more information on document delivery and inter-library loan, please refer to the Reader Services Department (Benutzungsabteilung der Staatsbibliothek).