Our services for disabled people

We wish to provide easy access to the library buildings, our services, and the library resources for disabled users. On this page you find an overview of the accessibility services at our various library locations.
Our library staff is ready to serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For further queries, suggestions or criticism, you may also contact barrierefreiheit@ub.hu-berlin.de.

Location-specific services

Access to the library

  • Jacob-und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum (ramp and automatic door, guidance system for blind people, elevators with voice output and tactile signs)
  • BL Science / Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum (entrances at ground level, automatic doors at Rudower Chaussee and Brook-Taylor-Straße, elevators with voice output and tactile signs)
  • BL Asian and African Studies (ramp, elevator available in the building)
  • BL Campus Nord (ramp and automatic door, elevators with voice output and tactile signs)
  • BL Foreign Languages/Literatures / Centre for British Studies (automatic door at the entrance, elevators with voice output to the first floor/1.OG, elevator access to the second floor only possible with staff)
  • BL German Studies / Scandinavian Studies (ramp to the building, no automatic doors, elevators with voice output and tactile signs)
  • BL Classical Archaeology (elevators and automatic doors avaible in the building, within the library only the first floor provides level access)
  • BL Musicology (entrance to the library via bell with light and audio signal, elevator with voice output and tactile signs)
  • BL Law (automatic doors at the entrance Bebelplatz, elevator with voice output and tactile signs)
  • BL Theology (automatic door, elevator with voice output and tactile signs)
  • University Archive (automatic door)

 

Nearby public parking reserved for disabled people

  • Jacob-und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum (2 parking spots at the western side entrance, Planckstraße 14)
  • BL Science / Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum (2 parking spots, entrance Brook-Taylor-Straße) 
  • BL Foreign Languages/Literatures / Centre for British Studies (parking spot, entrance Dorotheenstraße 65)
  • BL German Studies / Scandinavian Studies (parking spot in the inner courtyard of the main building, approach via Universitätsstraße)
  • BL Classical Archaeology (parking spot in the inner courtyard of the main building, approach via Universitätsstraße)
  • BL Law (1 parking spot, Behrenstraße 40/41)
  • BL Theology (parking spots on Burgstraße 26)

 

Accessible lockers

  • Jacob-und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum (40 lockers, wheelchair-accessible and equipped with braille)
  • BL Science / Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum (lockers reserved, not wheelchair-accessible)
  • BL Asian and African Studies (wheelchair-accessible lockers)
  • BL Campus Nord (15 wheelchair-accessible lockers)
  • BL Foreign Languages/Literatures / Centre for British Studies(lockers at different height, not wheelchair-accessible)
  • BL German Studies / Scandinavian Studies (lockers at different height, not wheelchair-accessible)
  • BL Law (6 wheelchair-accessible lockers)
  • BL Theology (belongings can be left at the service desk)

 

Accessible workstations

  • Jacob-und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum (on the ground floor, 2nd, 3rd and 6th floor (EG, 2., 3., 6. OG))
  • BL Science / Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum (2 height-adjustable workstations, several others are wheelchair-accessible)
  • BL Campus Nord (1 height-adjustable workstation on the ground floor)
  • BL Foreign Languages/Literatures / Centre for British Studies(2 height-adjustable workstations, all 7 carrels are equipped with height-adjustable tables)
  • BL German Studies / Scandinavian Studies (2 workstations on the ground floor)
  • BL Law (1 wheelchair-accessible workstation)
  • BL Theology (1 wheelchair-accessible workstation)
  • University Archive (1 wheelchair-accessible workstation)


Detailed overview of the specifics of each library's workstations

 

Workstations for visually impaired people

  • Jacob-und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum (1 workstation for the partially sighted, 1 workstation for the blind)
  • BL Science / Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum (1 workstation for the partially sighted, 1 workstation for the blind)
  • BL Campus Nord (1 height-adjustable combined workstation for visually impaired people)
  • BL Law (1 combined workstation for visually impaired people)


You can bring guide dogs to all libraries.

 

Accessible toilets

  • Jacob-und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum (basement, ground floor, 2nd and 3rd floor, height-adjustable toilet on the 2nd floor)
  • BL Science / Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum (in the public interior, 1 height-adjustable toilet in close proximity to the library)
  • BL Asian and African Studies
  • BL Campus Nord (ground floor)
  • BL Foreign Languages/Literatures / Centre for British Studies(1st and 2nd floor)
  • BL German Studies / Scandinavian Studies
  • BL Classical Archaeology
  • BL Musicology
  • BL Law (toilet in close proximity to the library)
  • BL Theology
  • Japanese Studies Library
  • University Archive

 

Height-adjustable and wheelchair-accessible lending machines

  • Jacob-und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum
  • BL Science / Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum
  • BL Asian and African Studies
  • BL Campus Nord
  • BL Foreign Languages/Literatures / Centre for British Studies
  • BL German Studies / Scandinavian Studies
  • BL Musicology
  • BL Law
  • BL Theology

 

Information desks

  • Jacob-und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum (height-adjustable and wheelchair-accessible lending and return desks, induction loops)
  • BL Science / Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum (desks of different heights, not roll-under)

Cross-Branch Services

Extended lending periods

Disabled people can make use of extended lending periods. For this purpose, please present your disability certificate when registering for a library account. You can lend all holdings marked as "for issue" for a period of three months.

 

Using reference holdings

Non-lendable reference holdings of all branch libraries can be delivered on demand to one of the following libraries:

  • Jacob-und Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum
  • BL Science / Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum
  • BL Campus Nord

All three branch libraries offer barrier-free access and workstations for physically disabled or visually impaired people.

Registered users can either contact staff on-site or write an e-Mail to: barrierefreiheit@ub.hu-berlin.de

 

Assistance with literature compilation

People who cannot independently take material out of the shelves can approach our staff for support during the service hours of the branch library. We are happy to compile the necessary literature for you. Please send us a list with the respective call numbers in advance or hand one in at one of the service desks.

Flyers

Flyer für "UB für alle" für Menschen mit Behinderungen

Flyer "UB für alle" für Menschen mit Behinderung an der Universitätsbibliothek (PDF) (in German)

This flyer is available atthe service desks of the university library.

 

Flyer "Grimm-Zentrum für alle" für Menschen mit Behinderungen

Flyer zu den Angeboten für Menschen mit Behinderung im Grimm-Zentrum (PDF) (in German)

This flyer is available at the service desks of the Grimm-Zentrum.

There you can also receive a flyer in braille as well as one written in large letters containing all important information on using the Grimm-Zentrum.

 

Contact

Do you have any queries, feedback or criticism regarding the services listed above? Please contact:

Birgit Stumm
Head of Service Unit in the Reader Services Department of the University Library

Phone: +49 30 2093-99327
Mail: barrierefreiheit@ub.hu-berlin.de

 

Contact Persons at the University


Jochen O. Ley
Officer for disabled students

Mail: behindertenberatung@uv.hu-berlin.de or jochen.ley@uv.hu-berlin.de
Phone: +49 30 2093-70257

Further contact information and office hours

 

Dr. Elke Graupner
Representative for severely disabled people

Mail: elke.graupner@hu-berlin.de
Phone: +49 30 2093-2859, and +49 30 2093-2847

Further contact information and representatives