Opening hours

Reading room:

Monday, Wednesday 8:30 – 16:00 h
Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 – 17:00 h
Friday closed


It is necessary for you to reserve a seat in our reading room in advance, either by letter, telephone or e-mail. You can order documents at the same time and we will have them ready for you when you arrive.

phone: 0049-385-588 79421
fax: 0049-385-588 79412

Document delivery times:

Documents ordered until 11:00 a.m. will be ready on the same day if they are stored at the main building. If they are kept at one of our offsite storage facilities, requests are made available to customers within a week. Advanced orders to your visit are advisable. Please get in touch with the reading room staff.

Use of maps, pictures etc.:

These are only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. An advance reservation is necessary. Please contact Elke Dinkler (0049-385-58879436 or