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Aktuelle Services

Information in English

Seit einigen Wochen erweitern wir nach und nach wieder unsere Services und die Möglichkeit des Zugangs zur Bibliothek. Aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie ist jedoch weiterhin nur ein eingeschränkter Benutzungsbetrieb vor Ort möglich.
An dieser Stelle finden Sie alle aktuellen Informationen.

Über Services, die Ihnen wieder in vollem Umfang zur Verfügung stehen, wie z.B. die Fernleihe oder die Nutzung von Arbeitskabinen, informieren wir auf den Webseiten.

Öffnungs- und Servicezeiten

Für das Haus Potsdamer Straße gelten folgende Öffnungs- und Servicezeiten:

  • Zugang zum Lesesaal nach vorheriger Terminbuchung:  Mo – Sa 8 – 15 und 16 – 22 Uhr. Die Termine für den Lesesaal werden für beide Zeitfenster getrennt vergeben und jeweils eine Woche vor dem Termin freigegeben. Pro Tag darf nur ein Termin gebucht werden. Wenn Sie vormittags und nachmittags buchen, werden wir den Nachmittagstermin wieder löschen müssen.
  • Zugang zu Leihstelle und Buchabholbereich nach vorheriger Terminbuchung : Mo – Fr 10 – 13 und 14 – 18 Uhr (Do 19 Uhr), Sa 10 – 14 Uhr
  • i-Punkt im Foyer: Mo – Fr 9 – 19 Uhr, Sa 9 – 15 Uhr
  • Information im Lesesaal: Mo – Fr 10 – 15 und 16 – 20 Uhr, Sa 10 – 15 und 16 – 18 Uhr
  • Telefonische Auskunft (+49 30 266 433888): Mo – Fr 9 – 20 Uhr, Sa 9 – 15 und 16 – 18 Uhr

Terminbuchung

Zahlreiche Services bieten wir wieder vor Ort an. Für fast alle benötigen Sie jedoch einen Termin, den Sie vorab online buchen müssen. Bitte achten Sie auf die verschiedenen Angebote.

Mit einem Termin für einen Kurzaufenthalt ist es möglich:

  • bestellte Bände abzuholen,
  • online beantragte Bibliotheksausweise abzuholen,
  • Zugang zu Ihren Dauerschließfächern zu erhalten.

Mit einem Termin für den Lesesaal erhalten Sie Zugang zum Lesesaal für jeweils einen Tag und können auch alle weiteren Vor-Ort-Services nutzen.

Arbeiten in den Lesesälen

Seit Juli 2020 kann eine begrenzte Anzahl von Personen wieder in den Lesesälen arbeiten. Dazu ist eine Online-Terminbuchung notwendig.

Bestellen, Entleihen und Rückgabe von Medien 

  • Maximal 10 Bände können auf einmal bestellt werden
  • Abholung nur nach Terminbuchung
  • Rückgabe ohne Termin möglich
  • Keine Quittung bei der Rückgabe
  • Aktualisierung des Bibliothekskontos erfolgt erst nach einigen Tagen
  • Rückgabe auch per Post (Leihstelle der Staatsbibliothek, Potsdamer Str. 33, 10785 Berlin)
  • Bände aus dem Allgemeinen Lesesaal des Hauses Unter den Linden (Signaturen HA) können im Einzelfall entliehen werden. Antrag über digiservice@sbb.spk-berlin.de

Scannen – Kopieren – Drucken

Das Team von BiblioCopy ist montags bis sonnabends zwischen 12 – 18 Uhr anwesend und nimmt Ihre Aufträge und Anfragen entgegen.
In Selbstbedienung können Sie Scanner und Druckern während der gesamten Lesesaalöffnung nutzen.
Weitere Informationen und die Kontaktdaten erhalten Sie auf der Webseite von BiblioCopy.

Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen

Hygieneregeln im Gebäude

Bitte beachten Sie, dass in unseren Gebäuden die momentan gebräuchlichen Hygiene- und Abstandsregeln gelten.

  • Tragen Sie eine Mund-Nasen-Bedeckung im gesamten Gebäude, auch an Ihrem Arbeitsplatz im Lesesaal
  • Achten Sie auf einen Mindestabstand von 1,5 Metern zu anderen Personen
  • Beachten Sie die ausgeschilderten Wege – besonders an Ein- und Ausgang

Current services

In the preceding weeks, we have been extending our services as well as access to our library. However, as a result of the Corona pandemic, only restricted reader services will be possible at our site.

Here you find all updated information.

Information on services which are fully operational such as, e.g., the Interlibrary loan and the use of Carrels, can be found on the respective Webpages.

Opening and service times

From 27 July, the library site Potsdamer Straße offers the following opening and service times:

  • Access to the reading room after prior booking: Mon – Sat 8am – 3pm und 4pm – 10pm – Appointments for the reading room will be assigned separately for both time slots and released one week before the appointment. We expressly point out that in case of double booking we will delete the later date again.
  • Access to the lending service and book collection area after prior boooking: Mon – Fri 10am – 1pm und 2pm – 6pm (Thu 7pm), Sat 10am – 2 pm
  • i-Punkt (information point) in the entrance hall: Mon – Fri 9am – 7pm, Sat 9am – 3pm
  • Information desk in the reading room: Mon – Fri 10am – 3pm and 4pm – 8pm, Sat 10am – 3pm and 4pm – 6pm
  • Information service by telephone (+49 30 266 433888): Mon – Fri 9am – 8pm, Sat 9am – 3pm and 4pm – 6pm

Booking a time slot

We again offer many services in our building. However, for nearly all these services you need a time slot which you have to reserve online in advance. Please have a look at the various offers.

With a time slot for a short stay it is possible:

  • to collect requested items,
  • to collect online requested library cards,
  • to have access to your permament lockers.

 

With a time slot for the reading room you have access to the reading room for one day and can use all services offered on site.

Working in the reading rooms

As of 1 July 2020 a limited number of readers are allowed to work in the reading rooms. This requires an online time slot booking in advance.

Requesting, borrowing and returning items

  • It is only possible to request a maximum of 10 items at the same time
  • Collection only after Booking a time slot
  • Returning items is possible without a time slot
  • No return receipt will be issued
  • Your library account will only be updated after a few days
  • Return of items via mail (To: Leihstelle der Staatsbibliothek, Potsdamer Str. 33, 10785 Berlin)
  • In special cases items from the General Reading Room, site Unter den Linden (shelfmarks HA) may be borrowed. Contact: digiservice@sbb.spk-berlin.de

Scan – Copy – Print

The BiblioCopy team is present Mon to Sat between 12 and 6 pm and will take your orders and inquiries.
You can use scanners and printers on a self-service basis throughout the entire opening of the reading room.
Further information and contact details are available on the BiblioCopy website.

Exhibitions and Events

Hygiene rules in the building

Please note that in our buildings the currently valid Hygiene and social distancing rules apply.

  • Wear a face mask covering mouth and nose in the whole building, even at your table in the reading room
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres to other people.
  • Observe the sign-posted pathways – especially at the entrance and exit.

UPDATE: Reading rooms open again

On Monday, 27 July, we took a big step towards normality (Overview of all current services): visiting the reading room landscape at Potsdamer Straße is again possible from Monday to Saturday, 8am – 10pm, however there will be a short interruption between 3pm and 4pm.

Using the reading rooms – after booking a time slot

You may already have booked time slots for short stays at the lending desk and the book collection area, which will continue to be necessary. In addition, you can now book time slots for the reading room. Both bookings are possible via Terminbuchung Vor-Ort-Services (book a time slot – on site services). You choose between booking a Short stay, in order to collect reader cards or library items (without access to the reading room), and booking a desk in the reading room. You have the possibility to book a desk in the reading room for one of the two time slots available each day.

You have the choice between a stay from 8am – 3pm or from 4pm – 10pm. A reservation of both time slots on the same day is not possible, as we want to allow as many readers as possible to access our reading rooms.
We clearly point out that in case of double bookings on the same day we will delete the later time slot.

When your reservation of one of the daily time slots has been successful, it is your decision when within your time slot you come to the library. In order to avoid queuing at the entrance it would be helpful if not all visitors would come right at the beginning of a time slot.

Time slots are released one week in advance for the same weekday of the following week; on Fridays the dates for Saturdays are released as well. Morning slots are released at 9am and afternoon slots are released at 2pm.

During the afternoon closure desks and seats will be cleaned.

A reading room booking also allows you to go to the lending desk or the book collection area in the foyer. However, if you have only booked a short stay, you are not allowed to go to the reading room.

Access control

When you enter the controlled area, please be aware that you have to present your booking confirmation, and please call your name, so it can be checked on a list.
You will receive a small slip of paper, a sort of „Documentation of attendance“, which you have to fill out and return when you definitely leave the reading room. Please write on it your name and your library card number as well as the times when you entered and left the library. We also put numbers to the desks in the reading room, so we are able to document your visit. Please write the number of your desk on the slip of paper. Just as in restaurants and other institutions this information is preserved for a period of four weeks and will then be deleted.

Ordering books

Since 1 July it has again been possible to order books and other items to the reading room. This is especially true for the general holdings which cannot be borrowed and taken home, such as for example volumes which were published before 1956. Unlike before the closure, you find these volumes – already booked for you – on the corresponding reserve shelves in the reading room. They are arranged according to the last two digits of your library card.
They will be kept there, first for a period of four weeks.

Currently it is again possible to request a maximum of 10 items at the same time. In total a maximum of 20 items can be requessted to the reading room and 50 items can be borrowed and taken home.

From September we will be using a new lending system. During the time of the changeover, there will be restrictions on ordering and borrowing. The information in detail

Special holdings

Readers can collect items of the special holdings at the reading room desk from 10am to 3pm and from 4am to 8pm (Sat only to 6pm). After 8pm (Sat 6pm) it is no longer possible to fetch these items.
Until 10pm these items can be used at your desk in the special area. After consultation please put them on the return trolley beside the reading room desk.

Desks and seats

In the whole building we have to take care that safe distances are observed. Therefore, for the time being, you cannot use every desk. Available desks are clearly marked and have a seat. Please only use these desks. Desks are cleaned once a day, the same applies to a number of available research desks.

Information

During the day the reference desk is staffed both at the entrance on the ground floor and in the reading room. Staff members are happy to answer your questions on our current services and help you with your search.

Cafeteria

The cafeteria may not be open at this time due to covid-19 containment measures.

Scanning – Copying – Printing

The team of BiblioCopy is available between 12am and 6pm and takes your orders and inquiries.
There is a self-service for scanners and printers during the opening times of the reading room.
For more information and contact data please have a look at the website of BiblioCopy.