University Library

Accessible Library

Library Accessibility

Central Library

  • The University Library is fully accessible.
  • The entrance is wheelchair accessible with automatic doors and is at ground level without any steps. The elevators and restrooms are also fully accessible.
  • Parking for users with disabilities is available behind the building.

Architecture and Art Studies Department Library

  • The Architecture and Art Studies Department Library is not fully accessible.
  • The main entrance of the Architecture Building (A-F) facing Ernst-Reuter-Platz has steep ramps that are not suitable for wheelchair users on their own. We recommend using the rear entrance of the Architecture Building.
  • The library is located on the first and second floors. You can reach the first floor using an elevator open to the public. The elevator for the second floor is located in an area of the library which is not open to the public. If possible, please contact us a few hours before you plan to visit so that we can provide access to the elevator. 

Physics Department Library

  • The Physics Department Library is not fully accessible.
  • The main entrance of the Physic Building cannot be accessed by wheelchair as there are only steps and no ramp. Please use the rear entrance instance and follow these directions.
  • The rear entrance is wheelchair accessible and has automatic doors. To access the rear entrance, you must use the steep ramp to the right of the main entrance. The elevators are located directly behind the rear entrance. Please use caution as you enter the elevator, as the doors close very quickly.


The University Library offers the following services to users with a disability or chronic illness:

  • Extended loan period: 3 months for TU and UdK holdings (UdK AV media: 2 weeks, book lockers: 8 weeks)
  • Requests from the Open Access Area of the TU and UdK Berlin University Libraries (Fasanenstr. 88) via the Knowledge Portal Primo. Resources are made available for collection within 24 hours from the self-service collection area on the ground floor.

    To use either of these services, please present your disability ID or certificate from TU Berlin or UdK confirming academic adjustment at the circulation desk. This is only necessary the first time you use these services.
  • Support with finding resources including obtaining literature and media from department and special libraries located elsewhere
  • Accessible work spaces with a height-adjustable table, large monitor, and outlets for your laptop are located on each floor of the Central Library across from the information desks as well as in the department libraries. These work spaces can be used by all visitors. However, they must be vacated for individuals with a disability ID or academic adjustment.
  • Free copies for visually-impaired persons (in accordance with copyright law)
  • Quiet Room BIB 036: Please contact the library staff, they will guide you to the room. You will need to present your disability ID, a medical note, or a certificate from the University confirming your academic adjustment.
  • Four of  16 single study rooms are reserved for TU Berlin and UdK Berlin students with a disability ID or receiving academic adjustments.

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