Book a Workstation


Limited use of reading and workstations

Registration form

Please use the registration form to book a workstation.

We are happy to enable university members to use reading and workstations in the University Library again. For now, we can provide a limited number of reading and workstations which however need to be booked in advance.

Currently, the departmental library in Babelsberg/Griebnitzsee provides 90 workstations, the library in Golm 100, and the library at the Neues Palais 50 workstations.

A certain number of workstations are regularly made available for booking. Workstations can be booked up to one hour before the library opens. Only single workstations can be booked, group workstations are unfortunately not yet available in the library.

Registration form

Please use the registration form to book a workstation.

Booking information:

  • For each, week a total of four workstation bookings per person are now possible. Due to high demand, the Babelsberg library is maintaining the limit of two bookings per week and person. However you are welcome to book up to two additional appointments per week at one of the other two library locations.
  • If you need to change plans and you are unable to use the booked workstation, please cancel your registration using the cancellation link provided in your confirmation e-mail, so that the workstation is available to other persons.
  • As there is only a limited number of workstations available and we are obliged to collect personal data to trace possible infection chains, the use of reading and workstations is only possible if it was booked the day before.
  • By booking a workstation you agree that the University Library may collect your personal data (surname, first name, email address) to manage the booking of workstations as well as to trace possible infection chains. You also agree that the library may store this data for a limited period of time - up to four weeks after the use of the workstation (SARS-CoV-2-EindV of the State of Brandenburg from 15 June 2020). After this period, the data will be deleted immediately. In case you cancel your booking, your data will be erased automatically.

Please note:

  • Please act responsibly: Do not enter the library if you have cold symptoms, acute respiratory diseases or confirmed infections.
  • The booked workstation can only be used upon presentation of the booking confirmation together with the student identity card (PUCK) or the user card of the Potsdam University Library.
  • Any unused workstations expire 2 hours after the start of the booked period.
  • Please only use the designated reading and workstations. Access to the open shelf collection is possible if a workstation was booked.
  • Please make sure that you follow the hygiene and distancing rules.
  • Please wear a mouth and nose protection while you are in the library. You may only remove the mouth and nose protection at your workstation.
  • If you leave your booked workstation, e.g. for breaks or before the end of the booked period, please keep your admission ticket and booking confirmation with you for checking purposes.
  • Please follow the instructions of the library and security staff.