BBF Has Reopened!

Monday, November 16, 2020: We look forward to welcoming you back in our newly designed reading rooms. All holding are available again.

Finally: After reconstruction lasting several months, the BBF presents itself as an even better place to work and learn.

Unfortunately, at the moment the joy is somewhat clouded by the necessary measures to contain the corona pandemic. Therefore the following regulations apply until further notice:

  • Our opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • To use the BBF you still need a confirmed appointment. Please send an e-mail to if you would like to use library holdings and to for the use of archive stocks. Please also let us know in advance if you would like to use holdings from the closed stacks so that they are available upon your arrival.
  • In the building, the known hygiene and distance rules apply. In particular, mouth and nose protection must be worn throughout your stay at the BBF.