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Opening hours / Service hours

General opening hours

Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm

Access to the reading rooms only after booking a time slot

Service times of specific areas

Haus Unter den Linden

General Reading Room
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm

Information in the General Reading Room
Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm

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

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

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

Newspaper Reading Room
Mon - Fri 9am - 10 pm
Information Mon, Wed, Fri 9am - 5pm
Tue and Thu 9am - 7pm

Issue Desk
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm
Third Saturday in month 10am - 2pm

Return of books (Lended volumes for external use)
outside the service hours of the issue desk receipt-free at the entrance control

Information on the Ground Level
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm

Information Centre
Mon - Fri 12pm - 6pm

Copy Centre
Service times (consultation):
Mon - Wed, Fri, Sat 11am - 5 pm, Thu 12pm - 6pm

Haus Potsdamer Strasse

Reading Rooms
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm

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

East Asia and Oriental Reading Room
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm
Information Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Eastern Europe Reading Room
Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm

Lending Desk
Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri 10am - 6pm
Thu 10am - 8pm
First Saturday in month 10am - 2pm

Return of books (Lended volumes for external use)
outside the service hours of the lending desk receipt-free at the entrance control or Mon - Sun 7am - 8pm at the staff entrance in the north of the building

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

Copy Centre
Service times (consultation):
Mon - Wed, Fri, Sat 11am - 5 pm, Thu 12pm - 6pm

The library is closed on all Sundays and on public holidays in Berlin.

Monday08 March 2021International Women's Dayclosed
Friday02 April 2021Good Fridayclosed
Saturday03 April 2021Holy Saturdayclosed
Monday05 April 2021Easter Mondayclosed
Saturday01 May 2021Labor Dayclosed
Thursday13 May 2021Ascension Dayclosed
Monday24 May 2021Whit Mondayclosed
Wednesday16 June 2021Staff AssemblyOpening of the reading rooms only from 11.30am
Thursday09 September 2021Company outingclosed
Friday24 December 2021Christmas Eveclosed
Saturday25 December 2021Christmas Dayclosed
Monday27 December 2021 9am to 5pm
Tuesday28 December 2021 9am to 5pm
Wednesday29 December 2021 9am to 5pm
Thursday30 December 2021 9am to 5pm
Friday31 December 2021New Year's Eveclosed
Saturday01 January 2022New Year's Dayclosed