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Library of Social Sciences and East European Studies of the Freie Universität Berlin

Opening Hours

Mo-Fr 10 am - 4 pm

We currently open for the pick-up of books ordered via Primo at Garystr. 55.

Please note that we have to keep the reading room at Ihnestr. 21 closed until further notice.

You can find more information about using the library under pandemic conditions on our website (English version coming soon).

Please be aware that on-site consultations are not possible at the moment. We are happy to assist you by phone (see below), E-mail or via our contact form.

We will gradually translate key pages from our website to English. Thank you for your understanding.


Ihnestr. 21 (reading room, course reserves, periodicals, scanner, copyprinter, computer workstations)
14195 Berlin

Garystr. 55 (Open shelf collection, circulation desk, group study desks, library garden)
14195 Berlin

Public transport

U-Bahn: Line 3 to Freie Universität (Thielplatz) or Oskar-Helene-Heim (→ VBB-Fahrinfo)

Location in GoogleMaps.

+49 30 838 55797 (Information)
+49 30 838 55559 (Circulation)
+49 30 838 52307 (Director)
+49 30 838 455797
Library code

URL Library Portal Primo: http://primo.fu-berlin.de/en/

Other catalogs: none

  • Users: open to the public
  • Terms of use: in house and checkout
  • Number of seats: 154
  • Group study desks in Garystr. 55
  • Library garden: yard with plants, tables and seats, open ca. April to October
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • East European Studies
  • Internet computers with Open Office
  • Wifi for members of FU and institutions participating in eduroam
  • Print, copy and scan service through an external provider (fees collected via the mensa or campus card)
  • Lockers with pin code
  • Library instruction courses by appointment
  • Multilingual video tutorials as introduction to search techniques
  • Cafeteria at top floor of Ihnestr. 21
  • Vending machines in the lobby of Garystr. 55
  • Non-alcoholic drinks in closed containers are allowed in the library. Please use thermos mugs with screw cap for hot drinks.