To use the library facilities and to work with media in the reading rooms you won’t need a library card. Children and young adults under 16 need the company of an adult or the explicit permission of the head librarian.
For borrowing media and using the internet PCs in our rooms you need a library card. Residents of Berlin or Brandenburg and students of a local university are eligible for a library card.
You can borrow all books, videos and DVDs from our open stacks (see loan periods).
We don’t lend journals (Call numbers starting with V), reading room materials (Call numbers starting with X), rare materials (Call numbers starting with Z), audio materials, slides and microforms.