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Opening Hours / Service Times

General Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday 8am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Stabi Kulturwerk
Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm

Opening Hours of Specific Areas

Haus Unter den Linden

General Reading Room
Information Centre 
(no assistance)
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

Claudio Abbado - Room
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

Manuscripts 
Maps
Children’s and Young People’s Literature 
Music

Mon, Wed, Fri 9am - 5 pm, Tue and Thu 9am - 7pm

Rare Books 
Mon – Fri 9am - 7pm, Sat 10am - 2pm

Newspapers
Mon - Sat 8am - 10 pm
Assistance
Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm

Issue Desk | Registration
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 2pm

Return of books
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

Information 
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 2pm - 6pm

Copy Centre
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 6pm
Assistance
Mon - Wed, Fri, Sat 11am - 5 pm, Thu 12pm - 6pm

Haus Potsdamer Straße

Reading Rooms
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

Information in the Reading Room
Delivery of special area volumes
Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm

Orient and East Asia
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

Assistance
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Eastern Europe
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

Issue Desk | Registration, Borrowing
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 2pm

Return of books 
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

Information in the Entrance Hall
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 3pm

Copy Centre
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 6pm
Assistance
Mon - Wed, Fri, Sat 11am - 5 pm, Thu 12pm - 6pm

The library is closed on public holidays in Berlin (including holidays on Sundays).

Wednesday8 March 2023International Women's Dayclosed
Friday7 April 2023Good Fridayclosed
Saturday8 April 2023Holy Saturdayclosed
Sunday9 April 2023Holy Sundayclosed
Monday10 April 2023Easter Mondayclosed
Monday1 May 2023Labour Dayclosed
Thursday18 May 2023Ascension Dayclosed
Sunday28 May 2023Whit Sundayclosed
Monday29 May 2023Whit Mondayclosed
Tuesday3 October 2023German Unity Dayclosed
Sunday24 December 2023Christmas Eveclosed
Monday25 December 2023Christmas Dayclosed
Tuesday26 December 2023Christmas Dayclosed
Sunday31 December 2023New Year's Eveclosed
Monday1 January 2024New Yearclosed