The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz aims to approve, as far as resources allow, loan requests for exhibitions with a cultural or scholarly purpose. Not all requests may be granted – for conservation and other reasons. For especially precious items and for items in a fragile state of preservation special conditions apply.
In general, loans are only lent to official institutions, in no case to private individuals. When preparing your exhibition project you should already contact the department of the State Library which holds the objects you wish to lend. Loan requests should be submitted as early as possible, however they must reach us a minimum of eight weeks (special collections: twelve weeks) before the start of the exhibition.
For further information please notice our leaflet Loan requests for exhibitions.