Booking a time slot for on site services

Access to the reading rooms is currently by appointment only and with proof of a negative test, full vaccination or recovery. For full access and hygiene rules, please see our Covid-19-FAQ (only in German). Please check the validity of your library card in advance. Renewal is possible online.

Please cancel your registration if you are unable to attend an appointment. Please do not register more than once for a date and cancel double bookings made accidentally!

For a visit at short notice, you can book a time slot that have become available, or contact us directly on site.

You do not need an appointment to borrow books outside the library, to return books or to register.

Haus Unter den Linden

General Reading Room - Haus Unter den Linden

We offer separate morning (8 am - 2.30 pm) and evening (3 pm - 10 pm) dates.

The release takes place daily at 9 am for the morning date and 2 pm for the afternoon date, in each case two days in advance. On Fridays, the dates for Mondays and Tuesdays are published.

Weekly dates

Date Event Meeting Point/Registration
Thursday, 05. August
3.00 pm, duration 7 hrs.
Access to the Main Reading Room Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Main entrance
booked out
Friday, 06. August
8.00 am, duration 6.5 hrs.
Access to the Main Reading Room Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Main entrance
booked out
Friday, 06. August
3.00 pm, duration 7 hrs.
Access to the Main Reading Room Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Main entrance
booked out
Saturday, 07. August
8.00 am, duration 6.5 hrs.
Access to the Main Reading Room Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Main entrance
register (only 85 seats)
Saturday, 07. August
3.00 pm, duration 7 hrs.
Access to the Main Reading Room Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Main entrance
register (only 147 seats)

Newspaper Reading Room - Haus Unter den Linden

By booking a time slot, you have access to the Newspaper Reading Room. We offer two types of appointments:

Release always takes place on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for the entire following week.

Access to the Newspaper Reading Room with reservation of a microfilm device

Date Event Meeting Point/Registration
Friday, 06. August
9.00 am, duration 8 hrs.
Access to the Newspaper Reading Room with reservation of a microfilm device Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Newspaper Reading Room
register (only 2 seats)
Monday, 09. August
9.00 am, duration 8 hrs.
Access to the Newspaper Reading Room with reservation of a microfilm device Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Newspaper Reading Room
booked out
Tuesday, 10. August
9.00 am, duration 8 hrs.
Access to the Newspaper Reading Room with reservation of a microfilm device Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Newspaper Reading Room
register (only 7 seats)
Wednesday, 11. August
9.00 am, duration 8 hrs.
Access to the Newspaper Reading Room with reservation of a microfilm device Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Newspaper Reading Room
register (only 3 seats)
Thursday, 12. August
9.00 am, duration 8 hrs.
Access to the Newspaper Reading Room with reservation of a microfilm device Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Newspaper Reading Room
booked out
Friday, 13. August
9.00 am, duration 8 hrs.
Access to the Newspaper Reading Room with reservation of a microfilm device Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Newspaper Reading Room
register (only 1 seats)

Access to the Newspaper Reading Room without reservation of a microfilm device

Date Event Meeting Point/Registration
Friday, 06. August
9.00 am, duration 8 hrs.
Access to the Newspaper Reading Room Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Newspaper Reading Room
booked out
Monday, 09. August
9.00 am, duration 8 hrs.
Access to the Newspaper Reading Room Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Newspaper Reading Room
booked out
Tuesday, 10. August
9.00 am, duration 8 hrs.
Access to the Newspaper Reading Room Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Newspaper Reading Room
register (only 6 seats)
Wednesday, 11. August
9.00 am, duration 8 hrs.
Access to the Newspaper Reading Room Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Newspaper Reading Room
register (only 8 seats)
Thursday, 12. August
9.00 am, duration 8 hrs.
Access to the Newspaper Reading Room Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Newspaper Reading Room
register (only 6 seats)
Friday, 13. August
9.00 am, duration 8 hrs.
Access to the Newspaper Reading Room Unter den Linden
Haus Unter den Linden, Meeting Point: Newspaper Reading Room
register (only 6 seats)

Special Reading Rooms - Haus Unter den Linden

Haus Potsdamer Straße

Reading Rooms - Haus Potsdamer Straße

The booking is valid for the use of the General Reading Room, the Eastern Europe Reading Room and the Orient/East Asia Reading Room (Manuscript order at: orientabt@sbb.spk-berlin.de).

We offer separate morning (8 am - 2.30 pm) and evening (3 pm - 10 pm) dates.

The release takes place daily at 9am for the morning date and 2pm for the afternoon date, in each case two days in advance. On Fridays, the dates for Mondays and Tuesdays are published.

Weekly dates

Date Event Meeting Point/Registration
Thursday, 05. August
3.00 pm, duration 7 hrs.
Access to the Reading Room Potsdamer Straße
Haus Potsdamer Straße, Meeting Point: Eingangshalle
register (only 21 seats)
Friday, 06. August
8.00 am, duration 6.5 hrs.
Access to the Reading Room Potsdamer Straße
Haus Potsdamer Straße, Meeting Point: Eingangshalle
register (only 78 seats)
Friday, 06. August
3.00 pm, duration 7 hrs.
Access to the Reading Room Potsdamer Straße
Haus Potsdamer Straße, Meeting Point: Eingangshalle
register (only 174 seats)
Saturday, 07. August
8.00 am, duration 6.5 hrs.
Access to the Reading Room Potsdamer Straße
Haus Potsdamer Straße, Meeting Point: Eingangshalle
register (only 321 seats)
Saturday, 07. August
3.00 pm, duration 7 hrs.
Access to the Reading Room Potsdamer Straße
Haus Potsdamer Straße, Meeting Point: Eingangshalle
register (only 394 seats)