The ZBW library reopens for book loans and for a limited use of the reading room.

The ZBW widens opening hours for picking up ordered books and for a limited use of the reading room for students:

  • Monday / Thursday 10a.m. – 4p.m.
  • Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday 10a.m. – 2p.m.

Working spaces in the reading room are limited. Access is allowed for students after successful registration at the service desk. A ZBW user card is required for using the reading room. PC work stations and group study areas/rooms remain closed. Scanning/copying/printing is allowed again and can be paid for at the pay machine.

Please observe the generally known hygiene rules during your stay:

  • Wear a face mask
  • Disinfect your hands
  • Have your user card ready

Please use the return boxes at our branches for returning books.

Online consultation is available:

Via mail, chat, online seminar (in German).

You can still have books from the pick-up shelf sent to you for a fee:
Email us at We will send the books to your home address. The fee for the first book is 9 €, for every other additional book 2 €.

Many of our documents are available to you digitally:

Please use our subject portal and log in with your user data.

You can’t access the full-text through EconBiz?
Register with subito. Then you can order PDFs or books for borrowing from us via subito.