Map Department

Maps reading room


Update: The maps reading room is expected to open on 4 June 2021.

To use the reading room a registration is compulsory, please register here: https://staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/en/locations/reading-rooms-and-services/booking-a-visit-services-in-the-special-reading-rooms

The precise conditions have not yet been defined. For up-to-date information, please have a look at the library’s web pages shortly before your visit to the library: https://staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/aktuelles/faq-covid-19.


The holdings of the map department can only be consulted in the department's reading room Unter den Linden. The Conditions of use and Gebührenordnung of the Staatsbibliothek apply.

All holdings of the map department, old and recent maps, atlases, views etc are provided in the maps reading room at the site Unter den Linden. In this reading room you will also find special literature on cartography and space-related reference works such as atlases, gazetteers etc.

Specialised literature with shelfmarks beginning with "KartLSHM" or "KartKS" can be requested into the general reading rooms, in most cases modern literature (post-1955) can be borrowed for use at home. Please use one of the special yellow order slips for your requests. (Online requests are not yet possible, but are planned for the future)


Opening times of the Maps Reading Room

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 7pm