Children's and Young People's Literature Department

Reading Room
You have direct access to some 8,000 volumes of our reference collection, consisting of secondary literature pertaining to children’s literature studies.
There is an assigned desk with some special equipment reserved for anyone viewing very valuable and often fragile items, such as rare books, pictorial broadsheets or original artwork.

Opening Hours:

Due to the department's relocation to the State Library's historic building at Unter den Linden 8, the reading room is currently closed. Its reopening is scheduled for early 2021.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
As part of the Berlin State Library‘s collection its children’s and adolescents’ books are available through national and international ILL. Orders may be placed by filling out conventional paper forms or by using the GBV Common Library Network’s online ILL option.