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Reading Stations

For your visit to the library, we offer numerous reading places in all departmental libraries.

  • Sockets are available at many work tables or in floor tanks (please avoid tripping hazards).

Computer Workstations

Use one of our computer workstations for literature research or for writing your texts.

  • WLAN is available throughout campus for all students and staff. External users may use eduroam.
  • The service desks also offer headphones for use within the library.

Group Study Rooms

Learn and work with each other. Feel welcome to use our group study rooms during our opening hours.

Please note:

  • Group study rooms of different sizes are available. Reservations are not possible.
  • Potsdam University Library assumes no liability for the loss or damage of objects of any kind.
  • The library's  rules of use (Benutzungsordnung) also apply in the group study rooms.


We provide support for the last part of your studies by offering carrels (work cubicles) for writing your thesis.

Please note:

  • Applications for using carrels for each semester are accepted on site at the information desks of your departmental library no later than 2 weeks before the start of the semester. Please use the Carrel Application form.
  • Potsdam University Library assumes no liability for the loss or damage of objects of any kind, see the rules governing the assignment of carrels (individual work cubicles), lockable book trolleys, and lockers in the reading room (Carrel-Ordnung).
  • In addition to the carrels, we also offer book trolleys or reading room lockers so that you can store your work materials in the library. Get in touch!

Special Reading Room

In the special reading room in the departmental library in Golm, you can view old, valuable or protected items by appointment. This concerns items that have a high non-material or material value or require particularly careful handling due to their object value, their membership in closed collections or their fragility.

Please note:

Parent-Child Room

Feel free to bring your children with you to the departmental library in Golm. The parent-child room is situated on the 3rd upper floor and can be accessed during opening hours.

  • For the parents, there is a workstation with WLAN.
  • For the children, there is a diaper changing station, a selection of books for babies and children, room to play, and various toys.