Library at the BGBM

The Library at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin includes in its premises

and forms the Library Unit 8 of the Library system of the Freie Universitaet Berlin.

The Library at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum is open again – booking a workplace is required

The following opening times apply (starting 6 June 2021): Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A workplace must be booked for use. 10 workplaces are offered. Members of the Freie Universität Berlin can register for use themselves and book a workplace (Booking platform for workplaces in the Libray at the BGBM). For external users, the reservation is by e-mail to
The registration data (name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and reservation period) can, if necessary, be passed on to the health department within the framework of the law in order to enable the tracking of chains of infection. Please read the privacy policy.

An FFP2 mask must be worn permanently throughout the building and the distance requirement of 1.5 metres must be observed. In addition, a current test certificate or proof of vaccination or recovery must be presented when entering the library.

We ask you to clean your workplace after use. If you use a keyboard from the library, please put a film on the keyboard, which you should dispose of in the yellow bin after use. Please make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly on a regular basis and do not put them on your face beforehand. There are cleaning agents available for work surfaces and disinfectant dispensers for hand disinfection.

Please bring your booking confirmation with you. Access to the building is still restricted to authorized persons.



We also furthermore emphasize providing access to digital resources. In addition to the portfolio of e-books, e-journals and databases which you can find on Primo as always, we have expanded our digitization service: If the materials you request are not available in digital format, we will digitize content from our holdings of printed books and journals for you – within the limits defined by intellectual property law. Please turn to your department library ( or to with any such requests.

Members of the Freien Universität Berlin can furthermore borrow books from the Library at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum. Please order the books by email to

In the "News" section of the University Library website, you will find general information about our services and answers to frequently asked questions:

Library at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin
Freie Universitaet Berlin
Koenigin-Luise-Str. 6-8
14195 Berlin

Phone: (+4930) 838-50191

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