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Lending Desks

At our service desk in both libraries reference librarians inform you about terms and conditions regarding registration, library account and borrowing. There you can return borrowed library items or outside of the service hours at various points (without receipt). If you want to renew your loans you are kindly asked to do it online in your library account.

Lending Desk


Haus Unter den Linden
Behind the Entrance Control to the right,
(1st floor, Central Service Desk)
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 2pm

Services

  • Registration, library card
  • Address changes
  • Library account
  • Requests of corporate users (at the book issue desk)
  • Requests to reading room only, no borrowing
  • Return of items from both library sites at the desk

Items requested to the reading room:

In the General Reading Room (main level),
rear part
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm

Services

  • Hold shelf for items requested to the reading room 
  • Large-format volumes on separate shelves
  • Return of items on separate book trolley (no receipt issued)

Lending Desk / Book Collection Area

Haus Potsdamer Straße
Entrance Hall (rear of the foyer, to the right), ground floor
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 2pm

Services

  • Registration, library card
  • Address changes
  • Library account
  • Assignment of permanent lockers
  • Borrowing (in the book collection area)
  • Return of items at the desk




Items requested to the reading room:

In the general reading room (main level),
near information desk
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm

Services

  • Hold shelf for items requested to the reading room
  • Large-format volumes on separate shelves
  • Interlibrary loans on separate shelves
  • Return of items on separate hold shelf (no receipt issued)
  • Hold shelf for items originally requested to the reading room, now to be borrowed and taken home (rebooking takes approximately 1 working day, can be picked up in the book collection area, ground floor)