University Library

Lockers & Book Storage

Daytime lockers

  • Available to all users for the duration of their stay until the library closes
  • Free of charge

Central Library

  • If you would like to use a locker, please bring your own padlock.
  • Please note: The bolt must be between 5 and 6mm wide.

Purchasing or borrowing padlocks

You can borrow or purchase padlocks for the daytime lockers in the Central Library from Kiepert Unibox.

Cost:

  • To purchase: starting at 7.50 EUR
  • To borrow: 1 EUR plus a 10 EUR deposit (You must return the lock by 18:00 or no later than 12:00 the following day)

If you would like to buy a padlock when Kiepert Unibox is closed, you can purchase one from the library’s security service.

Physics Department Library

  • Your own padlock
  • Or coins (1 or 2 EUR coins)
  • Deposit only, returned after use

Book storage

Book lockers

Book lockers allow you to lock borrowed materials and personal items.

  • Are available for free to all users with a valid library card
  • Look in the Primo Knowledge Portal to see if there are book lockers available
  • Can be found on floors 1- 4 and the ground floor of the Central Library and the Physics Department Library
  • Keys for book lockers in the Central Library can be obtained from the circulation desk
  • Keys for book lockers in the Physics Department Library can be obtained from the information desk
  • If you would like to store books from TU and UdK, you must first borrow them
  • The spines and call numbers must be visible from the outside
  • Book lockers can be used for four weeks. If you exceed the loan period, you will receive a notice just as for an overdue book.
  • If the book locker has not been reserved, you can renew your loan period yourself in your account in the Primo Knowledge Portal
  • If you have lost the key to your book locker, please complete the form to report a lost key

Book storage trolleys

Book storage trolleys allow you store and lock borrowed materials and personal items and easily transport them throughout the library.

  • Available for free to TU and UdK students with a valid library card
  • Look in the Primo Knowledge Portal to see if there are book storage trolleys available
  • You can obtain a book trolley and key from the Central Library (3rd floor) and the Physics and Architecture Department Libraries
  • Trolleys in the Central Library can be used for 2 months and renewed for another 2 months
  • Trolleys in the department libraries can be used for 4 weeks and renewed up to 5 times
  •  If you exceed the loan period, you will receive a notice just as for an overdue book

Book depot

  • To store books which you have not borrowed and would like to read in the next few days
  • For all users
  • Located on floors 1-3 of the Central Library at the front stairs
  • Located at the entrance area of the 2nd floor in the Architecture and Art Studies Department Library
  • Store items for up to 3 days
  • Free of charge

Other storage options

Plastic tote bag

  • Cost: 0.20 EUR
  • Available for purchase from the security staff in the Central Library or in the department libraries

Basket

  • Free of charge
  • Located at the entrance of the Central Library and department libraries
  • Only available for the duration of your visit

Room Regulations

These regulations contain information about the allocation and use of rooms and storage facilities at the TU Berlin and UdK Berlin University Libraries.

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