Research Service

The Staatsbibliothek wants to create the best possible conditions for your research work by offering a number of privileges:


You need a valid library card (please also look at Online Renewal and Registration Service)

All offers are only available on a limited scale. They are limited in time and can be extended, if sufficient. This service can only be offered for general holdings and general reading rooms. All queries for the working with special material (e. g. manuscripts, maps or sheet music) should be directed to the respective special department.

Study places and carrels

Reservation of a study place in the reading room or of a carrel
Application forms and further information

Permanent lockers and research trolleys

Reservation of a permanent locker (available at site Potsdamer Straße) resp. a research trolley (available at site Unter den Linden) for keeping your documents onsite, each of which can be rented for one month (5 €/month)

At present, you can only apply for a permanent locker in person at the lending desk in Haus Potsdamer Straße. Please book a time slot for this.

Lending quota

Admission of a higher lending quota (free of charge)
Application form for a higher lending quota