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Freie Universität Berlin Law Library

The library of the Department of Law is open seven days a week, except on public holidays.

Apr 03, 2014

The Law Library contains 800,000 volumes of literature in print.
The Law Library contains 800,000 volumes of literature in print. Image Credit: Bernd Wannenmacher

The Freie Universität Berlin Law Library contains 800,000 volumes of literature in print. It is a reference library and has a seating capacity of 520.

After extensive renovation and refurbishment of the reading rooms in the library on Van't-Hoff-Str. 8, the holdings of the most important jurisprudential collections of Freie Universität are now available in one building.

The library is open seven days a week, except on public holidays.

In addition to the main areas of public and constitutional law, civil law, criminal law, and administrative law, the library holdings cover the areas of European law, international law, environmental law, employment law, social law, finance and tax law, accounting law, insurance law, general theory of law and legal theory, philosophy of law and theory of state, sociology of law, Roman law, German legal history, and international private law in addition to works relevant to a comparison of law in various countries.

Group Meeting Areas

The Freie Universität Berlin Law Library, located on Van't-Hoff-Str. 8, has five group meeting rooms with a total seating capacity of 48. They may be reserved in advance.

Family Room for Students with Children

On the ground floor there is a family room. It provides students who are parents with an opportunity to work in the library at short notice.

Library Tours

Introductory tours of the library take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. Please contact us about tours in English. At the beginning of each semester, there are additional tours. Appointments can be scheduled for special tours, for example for groups of visitors to the university, or for group training on topics such as database or web research.

Further Information

For further information, see www.jura.fu-berlin.de/en