Map Department

Maps reading rooms

Please note:
Since 1 November 2019 the building Unter den Linden is closed for some months and this includes the maps reading room. More

The holdings of the map department can only be consulted in the department's reading room Unter den Linden. The Conditions of use and Gebührenordnung of the Staatsbibliothek apply.

Old and modern maps, atlases, views, etc. are provided for consultation in the maps reading room at Unter den Linden 8. There readers will also find relevant literature on traditional cartography until 2000/2010 and most reference works like atlases, gazetteers, etc.

A wide range of literature on geoinformation, GIS, and web mapping as well as current periodicals on cartography and geodesy are shelved in the maps reading room Potsdamer Straße. Specialised literature with shelfmarks beginning with "KartLSHM" or "KartKS" can be requested into the general reading rooms, in most cases modern literature (post-1955) can be borrowed for use at home. Please use one of the special yellow order slips for your requests. (Online requests are not yet possible, but are planned for the future)