You can print out online documents for your scholarly work at the ZBW. This includes articles from electronic journals and contents of databases licensed by the ZBW.

Photocopiers are available in the printing and copying rooms on the ground and first floors. For this you need a ZBW card which you can obtain at the service desk. The ZBW card can be charged from an EC card at the pay machine which is located in the printing and copying room on the ground floor.

Send your print job to the printer (printing and copying room on the first floor) and pay for it with your ZBW card.


Photocopiers are available in the reading room. You will need a CashCard which you can buy from a dispenser on site with a € 5 note. You can also reload the card on this dispenser, but with cash only. It does not accept EC or credit cards.

Please note that parts of bound newspapers may only be copied by our staff to protect this fragile material. Please contact the information desk if you wish to order copies from bound newspapers. They will have the articles scanned and printed for you.