Access to our reading rooms is only possible without coats and bags. Please make use of the lockers. Due to the pandemic, the cloakroom is currently still closed.
Unfortunately, there are no secure places where to store larger luggage, such as suitcases or musical instruments.
Lockers for daily storage are coin return lockers. You need a 1€ or 2€ coin. At the site Haus Potsdamer Straße there are further lockers which you may secure with your own padlock. Unfortunately, there is no possibility to change money.
We would like to draw your attention to the rule, that it is not permitted to bring laptop bags or drinks (except water in transparent and closed bottles) into the reading rooms.
At the site Haus Potsdamer Straße we provide permanent lockers where you can store your working materials for a longer time. If you are interested, please contact staff at the lending desk.
For transporting your own materials within our buildings we provide carrier baskets. You find them in the General Reading Rooms at the hold shelves. At the site Haus Potsdamer Straße you find such baskets in the entrance hall and at the site Haus Unter den Linden you can find them near the lockers.
For the transport of material that you need in the reading room you may also use transparent bags. These bags as well as a small offer of office supplies can be purchased at a vending machine in the entrance hall of Haus Potsdamer Straße.
Telephone calls in our reading rooms are prohibited in order not to disturb the quiet working atmosphere.
At the site Haus Potsdamer Straße we provide two sound-proof telephone booths where you can easily make a call and have an undisturbed conversation. One booth is located at the window facade on the floor where the cafe is located, the other booth is located in the entrance hall just beside the bag vending machine.
In both our buldings there are cafés.
- The café at the site Haus Potsdamer Straße is located in the controlled area on the 1st floor and is open from Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm, for operational reasons it is currently closed on Saturdays.
- The café at the site Haus Unter den Linden is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the food and drinks that you purchase there can only be cosumed in the café. Only water in transparent bottles can be brought into the General Reading Rooms, but not into the Special Reading Rooms.