University Library
© Oana Popa-Costea
Room A165
Address Technische Universität Berlin, Bereichsbibliothek Architektur und Kunstwiss., Gebäude A-F, Straße des 17. Juni 152
10623 Berlin
Opening hours
AccessibilityThe library is not fully accessible. Please contact us a few hours before your visit.


  • Collection: architecture, civil engineering, art
  • Textbook collection: for the above subjects
  • Holdings: 138,000 items, 240 current periodical subscriptions

Services in the Architecture Department Library

Group and single study spaces

Group and silent study spaces are offered in Architecture Library.

To the floor plan of the study spaces in the library (pdf)

1st floor: Group work

  • Talking
  • Participate in online seminars
  • Making phone calls

2nd floor: Silent work

  • Silence

Features and other Services

  • Accessible work space
    Includes a height-adjustable table and large monitor
    Please note that our library is not fully accessible. Please contact us a few hours before you plan to visit so that we can ensure you have access to all items.

  • WiFi Access

  • Computer workstations and Multimedia PC with Internet Access

  • Baskets to carry items in the library

  • Chargers and other equipment

  • Returning borrowed items outside of opening hours
    If you would like to return materials when the department library is closed, you can return them to the Central Library at Fasanenstraße 88 instead.
  • "Bring & Share" trolley for all users to share and take things they no longer need (except food).

Shelving and classification of holdings

The following subjects are located on the 1st floor:

ALL - General information
ARC - Architecture
ARL - Archeology
BAU - Civil engineering, structure engineering
DE - Art and monument structure engineering
GEB - Buildung design
IKO - Iconography
INN - Interior decoration
KAT - Museum and collection catalogs (holding catalogs) as well as exhibition and autction catalogs
LBS - textbook collection
MUS - Museum studies and collecting
STA - Urban planning

On the 1st floor there are also the journals. They are arranged alphabetically according to their title. Issues of a current year are located behind the magazine flaps near the Information Desk.

The following subject are located on the 2nd floor:

AK - General art history
BUMA - Book painting
INV - Academic (art) guides, hirstoric buildings and monuments of art, inventories, monument topography
K - Individual artists (artist monographs)
PORT - Portrait/caricature
T - Topography
THEF - Theater and celebrations, etc.

Book storage

Book storage trolleys

Book depot

  • on both floors in the entrance area
  • to store books which you have not borrowed and would like to read in the next few days
  • for all users
  • store items for up to 3 days
  • free of charge


You can currently scan free of charge.

The scanner in the Architecture Department Library allows you to scan in color (maximum DINA A3) in 300 dpi or 600 dpi resolution.

Signing into the scanner

  • with a TUB account (members of TU Berlin)
  • without registration via the button "Anonymous"
  • as a guest (username: gast) Do not enter anything in the password field.

Saving scanned media

  • Save to a USB stick
  • Send via email
  • Save to tubCloud (TUB account required)

Instructions and further information

Advising appointment

We are happy to help you find the information you need in TU Berlin's holdings, catalogs, databases, and online portals for architecture and art. Please tell us your topic or area of focus in advance. 

Appointment: Please make an appointment by phone or email.
Phone: +49 30 314-22414

Unfortunately, the library is not fully accessible. If you use a wheelchair, please call to make an appointment and arrange further details.


Book display

Book displays are literature collections on a certain topic compiled by the Technische Universität Berlin University Library. You can find our book displays both online and on site in the Central Library and department libraries.

Course reserves and leganto reading lists

Course reserves are resources for current courses which are put together by course instructors themselves.

Under the heading “Reading Lists / TU Course Reserves” in the Primo Knowledge Portal, you can search for course reserves by instructor or course name. You will be shown a list of the items in the course reserves. The course reserves are located on the 2nd floor of the library.

Items placed on course reserve cannot be loaned but are available for studying and scanning in the library. Course reserves are kept in place for the duration of the course (usually for one semester). After that the reserves are cleared and items are returned to the shelves.

Leganto enables instructors to quickly and clearly organize literature and information resources in ISIS. Instructors have been able to use the tool and create reading lists directly on their ISIS course page since winter semester 2021/22.

More information: Create reading lists easily - using Leganto

Suggesting a book for purchase

Are you missing books in the library? We are happy to receive suggestions for acquisitions.

How to find us

The Architecture and Art Studies Department Library is located on the 1st floor of the Architecture Flat Building (Building A-F). If you enter the building via the bridge of the A-F building, take the stairs on the left side.


Low-barrier Access to the Department Library

There are two different ways to reach the Departmental Library with low barrier access. Since the entrance door to the Departmental Library does not open automatically, there is no barrier-free access. If you need assistance, please call the staff of the Departmental Library: +49 30 314 - 22414.

Path A
We recommend Path A. Via the disabled parking lot you can use the rear entrance of the architecture flat building (building A-F) with automatic door. From there use the elevator to the 1st floor.

Path B
Path B leads you from Ernst-Reuter-Platz via the front entrance of the architecture building (Building A). At Ernst-Reuter-Platz there are steps and alternatively a steep ramp. Once inside the building, you can use the elevator to the 1st floor.



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