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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)


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).


  • Please use your MensaCard with a deposit of 1,55 Euros for the lockers on the ground floor.
  • You can buy a MensaCard at the dispenser in the left cube on the ground floor (minimum of 5 Euros) or at the library café in the left cube.


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. Free plastic bags are no longer available from the security staff.

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.