Berlin has four universities, each with its own library, as well as a number of excellent public libraries.
The University Library is conveniently located on the campus on Garystr. 39 and is open weekdays starting at 10.00 am. A valid student card serves as a library card for students and doctoral candidates enrolled at Freie Universität. The loan period is 4 weeks. Items may be renewed via the FU Catalog, providing they have not been reserved by another user. The University Library Catalogue is available online.
Every faculty has its own library where you can find books relevant to your research topic. A list of the faculty libraries can be found here.
Freie Universität archives can be found here.
In order to be able to make use of the University Library of Humboldt-Universität, you first have to obtain a library card. Library cards are issued free of charge, you just have to show your passport, your registration with the local authorities, and your student ID at the information desk. The University Library Catalog is available online.
In order to be able to make use of the University Library of Technische Universität, you first have to obtain a library card. Library cards are issued free of charge, you just have to show your passport, your registration with the local authorities, and your student ID at the information desk.The University Library Catalog is available online.
You can find a good overview in German and English as well as a list of interlibrary loan facilities at the Association of Public Libraries in Berlin.
The Berlin State Library called "Stabi" collects research-level literature from all subject areas, all languages, and all eras. It provides services at both its sites in the district of Mitte – Potsdamer Str. 33 and Unter den Linden 8. To use the reading rooms, the information services, and the collections, you must first apply for a library card. You can choose between a monthly ticket (€ 10) and an annual ticket (€ 25). You will be issued a library card upon presenting your official ID together with your registration with the local authorities at the registration desk. To search for literature, you can use their online-catalog.
The public Berlin City Library holds more than 3 million media and has several buildings throughout the city. The two main houses are the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek (America Memorial Library) and the Berliner Stadtbibliothek (Berlin City Library).
In order to obtain a library card you have to show your passport and your registration with the local authorities. The fee is either € 2.50 (per month) or € 10.00 (per year).
Near the subway station Dahlem-Dorf you will find a street (Königin-Luise-Straße) with small shops (bookstore, copy shop, pharmacy, a supermarket, a card shop, a florist, a döner kebab shop, a restaurant, a post office, a newspaper and magazine shop, a travel agency).
This campus bookstore on Königin-Luise-Street offers a wide range of literature from cultural studies, social sciences and natural sciences to fiction and travel guides.
Copy-Repro-Center Berlin on Habelschwerdter Allee 37
Kopierservice on Königin-Luise-Str. 39
Kopierladen on Brümmerstr. 49
You can buy merchandise like sweaters, T-Shirts, or bags at the university shop in Schleichers Buchhandlung (see above) and in the UNI-Shop in the Foyer of Mensa II.