HWR Berlin libraries

The HWR Berlin offers its students, professors, lecturers and employees a comprehensive library service at any time.

Library reopens on 11 March 2020

As of 11 May 2020, the university libraries at both locations in Schöneberg and Lichtenberg will offer you a limited on-site service. From Monday to Friday, between 10.00 and 15.00, you can borrow media you have ordered in advance or return media you no longer require.

Due to the current hygiene and security measures, borrowing and returning is only possible after booking an appointment in the Moodle course Terminreservierung für die Ausleihe -und Rückgabe in der Bibliothek (Appointment reservation for borrowing and returning in the library).

Research and order media in advance

If you want to borrow media, you have to research and order it in advance. The media will be ordered during the appointment booking via Moodle. In order to make the processes on site as smooth as possible, we ask you to follow the steps described in the Moodle course.

Opening of the reading rooms from 1 July 2020

Starting July 1, 2020, the university library will expand its limited service at both locations: You will then again have the opportunity to work at single workstations within the libraries with reference copies and journals from the library stock.

The use of the workstations on site is only possible after prior appointment reservation via our Moodle course appointment reservation for the use of the reading room in the library. We have set up two time slots per opening day (Monday to Friday) at both locations for this purpose:

  • from 10.00 to 12.30
  • from 13.00 to 15.00

Please reserve only one workstation if you wish to work on site with reference copies from the library stock. If you only want to borrow or return media, please continue to reserve a date via our Moodle course date reservation for borrowing and returning media in the library.

Working in the library is only possible at the workplace that is personally assigned on site. Group work is generally not permitted due to the distance regulations to be observed.

The following services cannot be offered at the moment:

  • Pay fees in cash on site
  • Information and advice on research (only by telephone or e-mail)
  • Make or print copies or scans on your own,
  • View presence copies and magazines

We will be pleased to continue to scan individual articles from printed journals from the library's stock for you, taking into account copyright law. Please send us an e-mail to hsb.cl(at)hwr-berlin.de or hsb.cs(at)hwr-berlin.de.

The mouth-nose protection obligation applies at both library locations! Please keep the minimum distance of 2 meters while waiting.

Access the university

In order to be able to enter House A on the Schöneberg campus, you must register with the porter by phone. You will find the porters telephone number in the entrance area. Please be sure to take your cell phone with you. You do not have to register by phone at the Lichtenberg campus.

Do you have any questions?

We are still available from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. per phone on +49 30 30877-1284. Or you can write us an email.

To your personal library account

Create and modify your library password

Students log in once via Bibkey using their general identifier (Moodle data) and create / change a password for their library account here:

All other library users of HWR Berlin can register at the information counter of the library. Please have your ID card and a university membership document with you.

Forgot your Password?
Students simply change the library password via Bibkey by entering their general ID.
Employees please contact the library:

Our Training and Consulting Services

You are writing a thesis or homework and need help with the literature organization? Or you would like to know more about the offer of the university library? And what is Open Access? The University Library's training courses will show you where and how you can find, manage and quote literature online and on-site. In addition, we are happy to answer your questions about your library account, the access to databases and online research portals.