Book a Workstation


Book a Workstation

Because of the current development of the infection rate, we are increasing the number of workstations as of 1 June 2021. We are preparing further services as well - please check this page for up-to-date information.

Only single workstations can be booked. Group workstations are unfortunately not yet available.

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.

A certain number of workstations are regularly made available for booking. You may book a workstation up to one hour before the library closes. This means that you can also book vacant or released workstations on a daily basis.

Book a Workstation

Because of the current development of the infection rate, we are increasing the number of workstations as of 1 June 2021. We are preparing further services as well - please check this page for up-to-date information.

Only single workstations can be booked. Group workstations are unfortunately not yet available.

Please take a COVID-19 test before using the workstations!

Please contribute to the containment of COVID-19 and only use workstations if you have completed a rapid test with a negative result in the 24 hours before the booked period.

  • Use the free test offer at your place of residence, e.g. in Berlin or in Potsdam, or make an appointment on campus.
  • Even if the test result is negative, it is mandatory to wear a medical mask and comply with current hygiene rules while in the library.

Booking Information

  • New workstations are usually made available for booking one week in advance at around 10 am.
  • 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 booking 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, currently the use of workstations is only possible upon prior registration.
  • 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 (cf. § 1 Absatz 3, 7. SARS-CoV-2-EindV). After this period, the data will be deleted immediately. In case you cancel your booking, your data will automatically be deleted.

Usage Information

Please act responsibly: Do not come to the library if you have cold symptoms, acute respiratory diseases or confirmed infections. Please wear a medical mask while you are in the library - also at your workstation! Please make sure that you follow the hygiene and distancing rules.Please sanitize your workstation before use, since they are usually used several times a day.

  • Admission to the library is only possible with a valid PUCK or a library card. You can sign up for a library card at every departmental library. Check-in and check-out for library visits take place at the entrance, please have your library card ready.
  • Places not taken will expire 2 hours after the library opens. Please understand that we will cancel unclaimed workstations and make them available to other users. If you cannot make it on time, please leave a note in the remarks field of the booking form.
  • Please only use the designated reading and workstations. Access to the open shelf collection is possible if a workstation was booked.
  • Please follow the instructions of the library and security staff.