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Map Department

Maps reading room

Please note:
Since 1 November 2019 the building Unter den Linden is closed for some months and this includes the maps reading room. More


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)