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Opening hours / Service hours

Site Potsdamer Straße

Reading room:
Mon - Sat 8am - 3pm und 4pm - 10pm
Lending desk:
Mon - Fri 9am - 1pm und 2pm - 6pm (Thu 8pm), Sat 10am - 2 pmhttps://blog.sbb.berlin/new-lending-system/
Information in the entrance hall
Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm, Sat 9am - 3pm
Information in the reading room
Mon - Fr 10am - 3pm and 4pm - 8pm, Sat 10am - 3pm and 4pm - 6pm

The use of on-site services is only possible after booking an time slot, as we are legally obliged to avoid queues. 

If you only want to return books, you do not need an appointment. You can return them at the entrance during opening hours. 


Site Unter den Linden

Temporarily closed



The library is closed on all Sundays and on public holidays in Berlin. Information about all different opening hours can be found here:

Thursday 10 September 2020 closed
Anniversary of German unification 3 October 2020 closed
Christmas Eve 24 December 2020 closed
Christmas Day 25 December 2020 closed
Boxing Day 26 December 2020 closed
Monday 28 December 2020 opened from 9 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 29 December 2020 opened from 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 30 December 2020 opened from 9 am to 5 pm
New Year's Eve 31 December 2020 closed
New Year's Day 1 January 2021 closed
Saturday 2 Januar 2021 closed

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