Opening hours / Service hours

Service news (in German only)



Current opening and service times: 9 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

By booking a time slot, you have access to the following on site services

  • Borrowing and return of items. Currently you will not receive a return receipt and the update of your library account will take some time.
  • Collecting of library cards after registering online
  • Using the automatic pay machines in the library
  • Removing items from your permanent lockers or cabins

Please visit the library within the booked time slot. Please show the appointment confirmation, your library card or an identity card at the entrance as identification.
The time spent on our facilities should be kept as short as possible, observing the rules of hygiene and distance. Use of the research PCs in the entrance hall is currently not possible for reasons of hygiene.

Overview of time slots



The library is closed on all Sundays and on public holidays in Berlin. Information about all different opening hours can be found here:

New Year's Day 1 January 2020 closed
International Women's Day 8 March 2020 closed
Good Friday 10 April 2020 closed
Holy Saturday 11 April 2020 closed
Easter Monday 13 April 2020 closed
Labour Day 1 May 2020 closed
Saturday 2 May 2020 closed
Liberation Day 8 May 2020 closed
Ascension Day 21 May 2020 closed
Whit Monday 1 June 2020 closed
Anniversary of German unification 3 October 2020 closed
Christmas Eve 24 December 2020 closed
Christmas Day 25 December 2020 closed
Boxing Day 26 December 2020 closed
Monday 28 December 2020 opened from 9 am to 5 pm
Tuesday 29 December 2020 opened from 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 30 December 2020 opened from 9 am to 5 pm
New Year's Eve 31 December 2020 closed
New Year's Day 1 January 2021 closed
Saturday 2 Januar 2021 closed