All collection items of the music department can be requested for use and be delivered to the Rare Books and  Music Reading Room at the Haus Unter den Linden. For preservation or legal reasons, however, specific restrictions apply in particular cases, mainly for special materials.

Books and music scores which have been published after 1955 normally can be borrowed and also taken home (Issue desk in the collection area at Haus Potsdamer Straße).

Items requested to the Music Reading Room and for home loan are fetched from the stacks each day at 10.00 and at 14.00. The items are available ca. 2 hours later (Rare Books and Music reading room), whereas materials for home reading may be available half a day later.

For more information on the conditions of use and services of the music department, please look here.