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Head Librarian

Uta Freiburger
Phone: +49 30 2093-66091

Verena Grünke
(Deputy Head Librarian)
Phone: +49 30 2093-66092


Studying On-Site


Please store jackets and bags, including laptop bags, before entering the library (except the area in front of the information desk). At the library entrance, 88 lockers are available for use with your own padlock with diameter 5–6 mm.


The library has 113 workstations, most of them with plug-ins for power supply, among them 10 public workstations with internet access. However, these can only be used fully after logging in with your HU account.

WLAN is available in the entire building for HU members. Members of other scientific institutions can use the WLAN Eduroam, if their home institution also supports Eduroam.

Please contact the Computer and Media Service for information about WLAN at Humboldt-Universität and about the installation.

Subject Information

You are welcome to contact our information desk with any questions you may have about the holdings and use of the library. Our subject librarians are also at your disposal for specialist information. You can find access to our collections via the Primus Gateway. It includes printed and electronic books, journals and articles.

Copy, print, scan

The library has two copiers.

As in the entire university library, our copiers are maintained by Ricoh (payable by Campus-Card/Mensacard of Studentenwerk, available at the Jacob-und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum or at the University refectories). For prices, please check the price list (pdf).

In the cloakroom, you can load the Campus-Card/Mensacard, but only with banknotes.

Services for parents and children

We provide a play box for children which we are happy to hand out at our counter on request.