Access to the Reading Rooms is available without booking an appointment. According to the currently valid Basic Protection Measures Ordinance of the Berlin Senate, access to the reading rooms of both sites of the Staatsbibliothek is possible without restrictions. For complete access and hygiene rules, please refer to our Covid 19 FAQ. If using special materials, it is best to contact the Special Reading Room in question in advance.
You can also book individual seats in the Newspaper Reading Room for use of the microfilm scanners and microfilm readers. We also offer longer-term appointment bookings fortraveling readers under certain conditions.