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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 the newspaper reading room.

Opening hours of specific areas

Haus Unter den Linden

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

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
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 on the Ground Level
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 2pm

Information next to the Issue Desk
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

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

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

Lending 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.

Tuesday8 March 2022International Women's Dayclosed
Friday15 April 2022Good Fridayclosed
Saturday16 April 2022Holy Saturdayclosed
Monday18 April 2022Easter Mondayclosed
Thursday26 May 2022Ascension Dayclosed
Monday6 June 2022Whit Mondayclosed
Saturday24 December 2022Christmas Eveclosed
Monday26 December 2022Christmas Dayclosed
Saturday31 December 2022New Year's Eveclosed