Information for people with disabilities

Offers for the visually impaired

At all locations of the library, screen readers with a strong magnification are available (max. 35 times magnification). You find this equipment in the Haus Potsdamer Straße in the general reading room besides the stairway to the maps reading room. In the Haus Unter den Linden the library provides a carrell with a workplace for blind users. If you wish to use it, please contact the reference staff. In the Haus Potsdamer Straße we can also provide, if required, individual reader carrels, where an accompanying person can read aloud. Accompanying persons of users with disabilities who can provide appropriate identification may access the controlled areas without a library card. People who at home have the necessary technical equipment for reading may be allowed to borrow the literature they require. If the item is in a good state of preservation, you may even borrow works which were published before 1956.

Take the opportunity and prepare your library visit by using our online registration.

Information for wheelchair users

Unfortunately, the buildings of the Staatsbibliothek are not suitable for wheelchair users. Our staff will be happy to give you the necessary support. Does someone accompany you? Accompanying persons of users with disabilities who can provide appropriate identification are permitted to enter the controlled areas without a library card (§ 3 of the library regulations).