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TU libraries closed until further notice
Due to the situation regarding the corona virus, the TU Crisis Committee and the UdK University Management have decided as a precautionary measure to close the University Libraries, Department and Special Libraries, and the University Archives of the TU from Thursday, 12 March 2020 until further notice.

Please note: During the period of closure, no overdue fees will be charged for borrowed media.
We will keep you up to date on all other organizational matters here.

For more information please read the official TU Berlin press release here.

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Remote access to eBooks and eJournals

Tuesday, 24. March 2020

Ansicht eines E-Books im Wissensportal Primo

Licensed full texts (e-books, e-journals, databases) are accessed via the publishers’ websites, where the IP range of ​​the TU Berlin is activated. From home you need a VPN tunnel into the computer network of the university to be able to access and download the content.

Instructions for the VPN service of the TU Berlin can be found here. For the Institute of Mathematics VPN service, please send an email to staff (at) math.tu-berlin.de. Detailed information will then be sent.

We recommend the Knowledge Portal Primo to search for eBooks and eJournals. Primo is the library catalog of the TU Berlin and also offers the possibility to create literature lists or to export reference information directly. All content we provide can be found there. You can set the search filter „type of publications" to Ebooks to limit your search results.

You can find an overview of the math eBook packages we have licensed here. Individual titles that were published in Open Access are not listed there. Electronic journals and databases such as MathSciNet and zbMATH can also be accessed remotely via VPN.

The Electronic Journals Library is ideal for checking which journals are licensed at the TU Berlin.



Libraries closed

Friday, 20. March 2020


Since Friday, March 20th the academic libraries of Berlin are closed to both guests and staff. This means that services can no longer be offered on site, and the printed literature is no longer accessible. Library cards expiring during the closing time will automatically be extended.

You can still contact us! If you have questions regarding literature research and access to ebooks and journals, do not hesitate to send us an email: library (at) math.tu-berlin.de.

You can also contact University Library Mon - Fri from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm: info (at) ub.tu-berlin.de or you can use the chat function: www.ub.tu-berlin.de/chat



New exhibition

Tuesday, 21. January 2020


How can geometric structures and dynamical processes be represented artistically?

The exhibition "Impressions of Geometry" of the collaborative research center Discretization in Geometry and Dynamics (SFB / Transregio 109) can currently be seen in our reading rooms. The topics of the nearly 40 visualizations and 3D models are wide-ranging: from application-oriented solutions in architecture, fluid mechanics and computer graphics, to graphically prepared representations of objects from surface theory, to artistic interpretations of the work in the research project.

The exhibition runs until March 15, 2020. More information in the press release: https://www.tu-berlin.de/?211489



Book sale 2020

Monday, 06. January 2020


Our annual book sale of sorted out math books starts today. In particular, we offer older editions of textbooks, conference proceedings and monographs from all areas of mathematics. Prices are between € 0.50 and € 8 per book and can be paid at the service counter (cash payment only).

This is the ideal opportunity to build your own math library.
We look forward to your interest!



Dies Mathematicus

Wednesday, 04. December 2019


This Friday, 6th of December, the graduation ceremony of the Institute of Mathematics takes place. All students and members of the university are cordially invited to the Dies Mathematicus.

** Program **

2.00 pm: Lecture Competition (MA 041 and MA 043)

5.30 pm: Ceremony (MA 001)

7.00 pm: Party (before HE 101)

Further information under www.math.tu-berlin.de/dies/

Congratulations to all graduates of the year and all the best for the future!



Be rewarded for learning

Monday, 02. December 2019


The "Mathebib Locker Advent Calendar" starts again: Every opening day until Christmas a little gift is hidden in one of our lockers. For example, books on the beauty of math or coffee cups of the Berlin Mathematical School. (Thanks for the donation!)

Please note that Math Library is closed from Dec. 21st until Jan 5th



Height-adjustable Tables

Wednesday, 20. November 2019


Several times in the last years, the request for high desks to work in standing position was expressed. Especially during long learning periods, changing the position gives you more comfort. In addition, the TU representative for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses asked us to set up barrier-free workplaces.

We were able to realize both demands: In our reading room, two electrically height-adjustable tables and ergonomic office chairs are now available.

The other TU libraries also provide special workplaces and services for handicapped people. More information can be found here.



Mathematical Place of the Month in Berlin

Wednesday, 30. October 2019

Studierende im Lesesaal

A really nice attention: In October 2019 the Mathematics Library was chosen as "Place of the Month" by the Berlin Mathematical Society (BMG). On its website, the BMG presents places, monuments or institutions in Berlin that are related to mathematics on a regular basis.

A short article about the history, present and future of the Math Library can be found at http://www.math.berlin/orte/tu-fachbibliothek.html.

We are very happy to be part of mathematical Berlin.



Math books and youtube videos

Thursday, 17. October 2019


The well-known Math-Youtuber Daniel Jung has published some books which can be borrowed from us now. They are particularly suitable for the transition from school mathematics to higher mathematics and are well suited for the first semesters in science and engineering.

For math students, we also recommend our textbook collection.




Friday, 04. October 2019


We are very pleased, that the gallery (the area above the locker room) developed so well. The four group study rooms Banach, Hilbert, Sobolev and Krylov has met with much interest and are now occupied almost every day.

Recently we added two beanbag chairs, that you can use to relax during your study break.



Invitation to the semester opening on Tuesday 22 October at 6 p.m.

Poster Ausstellungseröffnung

The Institute of Mathematics continues its exhibition tradition in the library and welcomes the new winter semester with works by Violetta Richard on 22 October 2019 at 18:00 o'clock.

For Violetta Richard space, light, time, border and their dissolution became an theme early on and now she encounters them as an inexhaustible breeding ground for her works, especially in painting. Her artistic work encompasses an interdisciplinary search for the core of things.

The art-interested public and all mathematicians and students are cordially invited to the vernissage. Dr. Christina Thomson, Head of the Graphic Design Collection of the Art Library, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin gives an insight into the works. The Berlin silhouette artist Albrecht Wintterlin will be present at the event and will cast a spell over the guests with his hand-cut portraits, which you are welcome to take home with you. Admission is free, no registration is necessary.

We look forward to an interesting and entertaining evening with art, wine and good conversation. 

If you are busy this evening, the exhibition will be open in the rooms of the Mathematische Fachbibliothek until 03 January 2020.

Exhibition Approximation Theory

Wednesday, 21. August 2019

An image of a swimmer and a reconstruction of it

Felipe Cucker and Hector Rodriguez use the Approximation Theory to reconstruct images from other images. They use e.g. Chinese characters, rectilinear or curvilinear elements. In this way, fascinating approximations are created that contain new dynamics.

The exhibition of Cucker and Rodriguez's works was opened for a conference in honor of Felipe Cucker - Felipe's Fest - and can be visited in the rooms of the Mathematical Library until September 13th.

Further information: concept-script.com/approxTheory

Happy 200. Birthday, Stokes

Tuesday, 13. August 2019


On the occasion of his 200. birthday, there is a small exhibition in the library with collected works from and biographies about George Gabriel Stokes. He was born on the 13th of August 1819 in Ireland and became an important mathematician and physicist of the 19th century. The Navier-Stokes-Equations are well known.



+++ Reduced opening hours during semester break +++


Please note: From 29th of July until 11th of August the Math Library is completely closed. In these two weeks we cleanup, sort and rearrange the book shelves for more space.

In this time books can be returned at the MA gatekeepers office.

From the 12th of August until the 28th of September our opening times are Mon till Fri from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

We wish you an enjoyable summer time.

A new neighbor in the Mathematics Building

Tuesday, 16. July 2019


The European Mathematical Society Publishing House moved from Zurich to Berlin today. We warmly welcome the math publisher as our new neighbor and look forward to good cooperation.

Please find the press release here.



Small exhibition in our reading room

Tuesday, 25. June 2019


Prior to the development of the computer as a "universal instrument" a variety of mechanical devices and instruments for measuring, calculating and counting was used by mathematicians and engineers. We show some devices from our collection of mathematical instruments in the reading room.



#Instawalk at the Long Night of the Sciences

Monday, 03. June 2019


Amateur photographers with an Instagram account can participate on a tour through University Library and Mathematics Library this year. The Long Night of the Sciences on June, the 15th, gives you the opportunity to access our classics collection and uniquely designed reading rooms.

Please register until 11th of June via email (socialmedia -at- ub.tu-berlin.de), the number of participants is limited.

More information can be found here.



Print with print@campus with us!

Monday, 01. April 2019

Mit MensaCard Printkonto print@campus aufladen
Loginseite für TU Berlin print@campus

You want to print? Then use our print@campus!

It's very easy: Open the print@campus website > log in with your TU account > upload the file you want to print and select the printer > Voilà! Your printout is ready!

Where does your print@campus credit come from? You can use your MensaCard to top up your credit, for example with us.
And your MensaCard credit? You can top it up in the Mensa in the Hardenbergstraße.

Library Closing on Easter

Wednesday, 17. April 2019


The University Libraries at the VOLKSWAGEN Building and the Subject and Department Libraries of TU Berlin will be closed from Friday, 19 April 2019 till Monday, 22 April 2019.

We wish you a happy easter holiday.

Invitation to Semester Welcome Reception on Tuesday, April 9th at 6 p.m.

Monday, 25. March 2019

Poster des Semesterauftakts zum Sommersemester 2019 des Instituts für Mathematik der TU Berlin in der Mathematischen Fachbibliothek

Together with MATH+, the Institute of Mathematics invites you to our traditional semester welcome reception!

We open the first Thematic Einstein Semester of the Berlin Mathematics Research Center on Tuesday, April 9th at 6 p.m. and look forward to exciting live music from the band RAPHY & ADRY.

The event is open to the public, no registration is necessary. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Libraries closed on March, the 8th

Thursday, 07. March 2019


Berlins government decided to make the International Women's Day a public holiday. Please note, that the TU-Libraries are closed on this day!

This is a good occasion to remember the exhibition Women of Mathematics throughout Europe - A Gallery of Portraits, that were presented in our reading rooms in 2016. Since then, the portraits were exhibited around the world, and will come back to Berlin in June, to a venue at FU. More details can be found here: www.womenofmathematics.net.



Additional learning space

Monday, 21. January 2019


Welcome to the "aquarium"

From now on we provide twelve new desks for concentrated single work in the library. Therefor one of our storerooms has been emptied, freshly painted and decorated. It is now called the "aquarium" and can be used during our opening hours. No reservertion is needed, but please clear up before you take a longer break. All desks have reading lamps and socket-outlets for your laptops.



Library Learning Night #4

Wednesday, 16. January 2019


We cordially invite all students to our next Learning Night on Tuesday, the 12th of February, beginning at 8:00 pm.


Night café with self made cake, coffee and tea from the library student team (9 pm - 1 am)

The Psychological Counceling provides help in case of procrastination, exam fears and motivation problems (9 - 11 pm)

TU Sports are going to send a trainer, who offers some exercises to get your neck relaxed and your torso flexible again after learning (10 - 11 pm)

There is no entrance fee and no registration nessesary. (Link to the Facebook-Event is here.)

We look forward to seeing you.



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