HWR Berlin libraries

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

Borrowing and returning items

Media can be borrowed and returned for members of the HWR in the library at both locations without making an appointment or ordering the media.
If you would like to borrow or return media, please come to the library during the opening hours.

Please note that we can only give access to 10 people to the library stock at a time. If the maximum number of people is reached, there occure waiting periods, please plan this when you visit.

According to the current Corona regulation of the state of Berlin, we would like to point out that users of the library are obliged to wear an FFP-2 mask within the library. A medical mask is therefore no longer sufficient.Please keep the minimum distance of 2 meters when waiting in line.

For traceability of infection chains, we need to collect contact information from everyone entering the library. Therefore, please bring your CampusCard or an ID document with you.

Please enter the entrance area of the library as individually as possible and without accompanying persons.

Closing of the reading rooms

From December, 16 2020 to May, 31 2021 it will not be possible to use the workstations and carrels inside the libraries due to the new Covid-19-restrictions. The libraries will only be open for borrowing and returning items. Thank you for your understanding!

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer you the following services on site:

  • Use of research PCs and computer workstations in the library on the Lichtenberg campus. Please research the shelf marks of the books you need from home or your smartphone.
  • Independent printing and copying on the devices in the library
  • Information and advice on research (only by phone or email)

We would be happy to continue scanning individual articles from printed journals from the library's stock for you in compliance with copyright law. Please send us an email 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 when waiting.

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.


No CampusCard?

Good to know: The matriculation number with the faculty addition (for example 7721 for faculty 1 - economics) is also the user numberfor the university library. You can find this if you create your library password using Bibkey.


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.