The library system of Freie Universität Berlin comprises the University Library (UB) and 15 departmental libraries with total holdings of around 8 million printed items, 70,000 e-journals, 500,000 e-books, and 1,600 databases.


Locations and Opening Hours

Locations, opening hours, essential information


Library Portal | Primo

Primo provides a single point of access to the entire spectrum of the university's collections and library resources, including 100 million full-text articles.


The Digital Library

The Digital Library contains the university's licensed e-resources as well as free reviewed ones that are of scholarly value. It offers simultaneous searches of several databases (Quicksets).


Accessing Licensed e-resources

Information for members of Freie Universität and external library patrons about access to licensed e-resources


Reference Management Software

Freie Universität Berlin offers its students two different reference management software packages, EndNote and Citavi, free of charge. Other members of the university can buy licenses for the software at a reduced rate from ZEDAT.


Institutional Repository

The Institutional Repository contains electronic versions of dissertations and scholarly publications by members of Freie Universität.


University Bibliography

The University Bibliography of Freie Universität Berlin lists scholarly publications by its members including dissertations.


Library Tours and Courses

The University Library and several departmental libraries offer introductory tours and a range of courses, for example, on using the library, searching for resources, using the Library Portal (with Primo), and how to manage references (EndNote and Citavi software).