- Strict separation of exit and entrance
- Hygiene recommendations are posted in the building
- Protective plexiglass screens at the service points
- Access to the reading rooms for a reduced number of users
- Reading room areas with masks
Our recommendations based on the hygiene recommendations of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe: (available only in German)
- Adherence to the minimum distance
- Wearing a medical mask, also at the workplace
Basic Legal Regulations
In principle, the library (SBB-PK) follows the regulations of the current Second Ordinance on Basic Measures to Protect the Population from Infections with the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus of the Berlin Senate, the hygiene recommendations of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the SARS-CoV-2 Act on the Protection of People at Work of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the respective recommendations of the Robert Koch-Institut relating to infection protection as well as additional regulations of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz.
General Regulations – Social Distancing and Hygiene Measures
People with unclear symptoms that might be related to SARS-CoV-2 should not visit the Staatsbibliothek. This is equally true for users, staff members and other employees.
At the entrance points of the library as well as in all user areas sanitisers for the disinfection of hands and surfaces are available. The website of the library and posters show and explain the hygiene and social distancing rules. In the sanitary rooms users find recommendations on hand hygiene.
Cleaning routines and air ventilation have been modified in order to minimise the risk of infection in closed rooms.
All control points and service desks in the user areas are equipped with protective screens .
Supervisory staff controls the compliance with safety and hygiene measures.