Studying On-Site


The Grimm Zentrum has

  • 1363 workstations (including 373 workstations with PCs and 9 height-adjustable workstations)
  • 18 group workrooms
  • 2 silent work areas (2nd floor, former group work rooms)
  • Group work areas "HUmboldthain" (towards Friedrichstraße) and "Alexanderplatz" (towards Museum Island), 32 workstations per cube, can also be used for active participation in online events, access only via CampusCard of the HU Berlin
  • approx. 40 work cubicles
  • 32 reading stations on the ground floor next to the textbook collection, 2 of which can be used barrier-free
  • Newspaper lounge with 28 workstations
  • 3 training rooms (1st floor)
  • 1 workstation for the blind (2nd floor)
  • 1 workstation for the visually impaired (ground floor behind the information desk)
  • Parent-child area (7th floor)
  • Video editing rooms (1st and 2nd floor)
  • Video conference rooms (1st floor)
  • Microform reader (media library on the 7th floor)
  • 6 solo boxes (ground floor) for participation in video conferences and for telephone calls (only for HU members, with reservation)
  • 6 meeting boxes (two each on the 1st floor, 2nd floor, 4th floor) for 2-4 persons (only for HU members, with reservation)


Please note that you need your MensaCard or a padlock for the lockers at the Grimm-Zentrum.


There are more than 1,300 lockers in the basement of the library lockable with a padlock (bow diameter of 5 to 6 millimetres).


  • On the ground floor (in the cube on the right) there are over 250 lockers that can be operated with a MensaCard.
  • Please note: Unfortunately, MensaCards cannot currently be issued or returned at Grimm-Zentrum. Alternatively, you can buy, load and return MensaCards at the bakery stand of Studierendenwerk in the HU main building.
    MensaCards can still be loaded in the foyer of Grimm-Zentrum (machine at the cube on the right).


Clear library plastic bags can be purchased from the stationery machine in the lobby of the Grimm-Zentrum behind the cafeteria. You can also bring your own transparent bag.

For information about lockers at our various branch libraries please check the respective sites.

Lost and found

If you have lost something in the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, please contact the security staff. You can reach them at the entrance on site or by phone at +49 30 2093-99699.