General Reading Room Potsdamer Straße

The General Reading Room at the location Haus Potsdamer Straße represents the concept of a Modern Research Library.
Thematically, the focus is on authors and topics of the 20th and 21st centuries – enlarged by basic universal reference works. Currently, there are around 150,000 items on the shelves.

There are

  • 575 reader places
  • among these: 50 reservable reader places for researchers
  • 21 carrels


Classification scheme of the reference collections

HB 1 Bibliographies: on shelves on the 1st and 2nd floor
HB 2 General Works, Library and Information Science, Encyclopedias: on shelves on the 2nd floor
HB 3 Philosophy, Religion, Theology: on shelves on the 2nd floor
HB 4 Psychology, Education: on shelves on the 2nd floor
HB 5 Language and Literature: on shelves on the 2nd floor
HB 6 Art, Prehistory, Archaeology, Music: on shelves on the 2nd floor
HB 7 History, Ethnology: on shelves on the 4th floor
HB 8 Social Sciences, Public Administration and Political Science: on shelves on the 3rd floor
HB 9 Economy: on shelves on the 4th floor, gallery
HB 10 Law: on shelves on the 3rd floor
HB 12 Mathematics, Natural Sciences (general): on shelves on the 4th floor, gallery
HB 13 Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry: on shelves on the 4th floor, gallery
HB 14 Geosciences, Geography, Environmental Sciences: on shelves on the 4th floor, gallery
HB 15 Biology, Agriculture: on shelves on the 4th floor, gallery
HB 16 Medicine, Sports and Games: on shelves on the 4th floor, gallery
HB 17 Technology: on shelves on the 4th floor, gallery