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Opening Hours / Service Times

General Opening Hours

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

Access to the reading rooms is now possible without booking a time slot, except for using microfilm reading machines in the newspaper reading room.

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.

Different Opening Days

Tuesday8 March 2022International Women's Dayclosed
Friday15 April 2022Good Fridayclosed
Saturday16 April 2022Holy Saturdayclosed
Sunday17 April 2022Holy Sundayclosed
Monday18 April 2022Easter Mondayclosed
Thursday26 May 2022Ascension Dayclosed
Sunday5 June 2022Whit Sundayclosed
Monday6 June 2022Whit Mondayclosed
Wednesday22 June 2022Staff meeting11.30am - 10pm
Friday23 December 2022 8am to 5pm
Saturday24 December 2022Christmas Eveclosed
Sunday25 December 2022Christmas Dayclosed
Monday26 December 2022Christmas Dayclosed
Tuesday27 December 2022 8am to 5pm
Wednesday28 December 2022 8am to 5pm
Thursday29 December 2022 8am to 5pm
Friday30 December 2022 8am to 5pm
Saturday31 December 2022New Year's Eveclosed
Sunday1 January 2023New Yearclosed