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+++ Library services (12/15/2020) +++
Due to the global corona pandemic, only limited library services are currently available:

  • Use of workstations is currently not possible due to the nationwide lockdown
  • Borrowing books is possible at the library. In order to reduce the time spent in the library, we recommend ordering in advance via the Knowledge Portal Primo. As pickup location you can choose between the Mathematics Library and the Central Library (VW-Bib, Fasanenstraße 88).
  • Returning books is possible in the Central Library, in the Mathematics Library, or at the gatekeeper's lodge in the Mathematics building by using a return box.
  • Scanservice is provided for our literature which is only available in paper form. We scan the required articles / chapters for you, you will receive a download link via e-mail. Please order scans via the Knowledge Portal Primo.

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Digital reading room is open

Friday, 08. January 2021


Due to the Corona pandemic, the libraries are currently unable to offer workstations. The Mathematical Library is therefore reopening its Digital Reading Room, starting now, Mondays - Fridays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

A team member will always be available there to answer questions, you can work together in the "silent reading room" (mic off, camera on), and you will be provided with some "Bib feeling" from our rooms via live stream. Breakout rooms for homework groups are also available.

Access via https://tu-berlin.zoom.us/

Meeting ID: 973 5173 9187
Password: 587400

Direct link

We look forward to seeing you and learning together.

Opening hours during lockdown

Monday, 04. January 2021


Until there are some lockdown relaxations, the Mathematics Library will be open during the following hours:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10:00 - 15:00

Tuesday and Thursday: 15:00 - 20:00

TU student or staff ID cards will get you into the building. There is no need to reserve a slot. External users please register at the gatekeeper's lodge of the mathematics building with the purpose of your visit.

Your stay in the library must be limited to browsing, borrowing, scanning, and copying literature. A mouth-nose protection must be worn during the whole time.

You can also order books in advance. If you can't find something, feel free to call us: 030 314 22749.




*** Our opening hours at the end of the year ***

Tuesday, 15. December 2020


The Mathematics Library will be closed from 20 December 2020 to 03 January 2021.

Until 23.12. and from 04.01. the following opening hours apply:

Mon, Wed, Fri: 10:00 - 15:00
Tue, Thu: 15:00 - 20:00

The workstations in the reading rooms are not available until the end of the lockdown!

The library team wishes you a pleasant holiday season and a good transition into 2021.

Hot water and free tea in the reading room

Wednesday, 02. December 2020


Since we air our rooms hourly through the windows, it can be a little uncomfortable on cold days. In order to improve the stay of our visitors, we now offer free tea bags and hot water at our service desk.

The tea is a donation of the Berlin Mathematical School. Many thanks for this!

Please bring your own cups / mugs. We do not give out disposable cups and for hygienic reasons we do not give out dishes.



Library services under pandemic circumstances

Monday, 02. November 2020


Working in the mathematics library is still possible under observance of all hygiene measures and regulations.


  • For TU students: Previous seat booking via the University Library's booking system
  • Check-in and check-out at the service desk, when entering and leaving the library (do not forget your student card!)
  • For TU staff: Filling out a form for contact tracking in the entrance area
  • Wearing a mouth and nose protector during the entire stay
  • Keep a distance of two meters from other people
  • No group work in the library
  • Disinfect workstation before use
  • Wash or disinfect hands regularly
  • Regular ventilation of all windows in the reading rooms, no matter how cold it is outside
  • Breaks may be taken in the marked areas of the foyers, please take a basket with you when taking a break

Opening hours

Mondays - Fridays: 10:00 - 20:00
Saturdays: 10:00 - 19:30

Slots in the booking system

Mondays - Fridays: 10:00 - 14:45 | 15:15 - 20:00
Saturdays: 10:00 - 14:30 | 15:00 - 19:30

On-site services

  • Information and advice
  • Borrow, extend, return books
  • Pay reminder fees (only cash payment)
  • Scanning and printing via Print@Campus
  • Use of the book lockers
  • Borrow working materials, charging cables, etc.

Further information from the entire library system of the TU Berlin can be found at https://www.ub.tu-berlin.de/aktuelles/coronafaq/.

Welcome to the wintersemester!

Friday, 23. October 2020


The new edition of "Fischer", one of the standard textbooks in mathematics studies, has been published just in time for the winter semester. Starting with this edition, TU Professor Boris Springborn became co-author! In our textbook collection 30 copies are available for loan.

Textbooks for Anaysis, Linear Algebra and Computer-Oriented Mathematics can be found and ordered for loan via the Knowledge Portal Primo. Up to 25 books per person may be borrowed from the Departmental Library of Mathematics at the same time. As an alternative to the printed version, the e-book version of "Fischer" is also available within the TU Berlins IP range.

The MatheBib team wishes everyone a good start into their studies or the new semester!



Please always wear mouth-nose-protection

Friday, 09. October 2020

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Starting today, there is a new regulation for the libraries of the TU Berlin: Due to the increasing number of infections, a mouth-nose-mask must now also be worn while sitting at your study table.

The mouth-nose-mask does not replace the distance regulations and the remaining hygiene rules. They must be followed additionally. The hands should touch the mouth-nose-mask as little as possible in order to not contaminate it.

Please comply with the regulations. This way we together lower the risk of infection and the libraries can remain open.

Thank you and stay healthy :)

Extended opening hours

Monday, 14. September 2020


The use of our reading rooms for TU and UdK students is still only possible after booking workstations in advance. From Sept. 14th, however, we can extend the opening hours:

There are two slots available for booking from Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm. On Saturdays one slot can be reserved from 12 am - 16:00 pm.

Please book your table here.



Reopening of the Math Library

Friday, 17. July 2020


Good news: As of Monday, 20.7.20 the use of the reading rooms in the Mathematics Library is possible again. The reservation of a desk is required via the booking system of the University Library: https://services.ub.tu-berlin.de/platzbuchung

Please note:

  • Access to the mathematics building only with valid desk reservation
  • The residence is only allowed in the Math Library, not in the rest of the building
  • Mouth and nose protectors must always be worn, unless you are sitting at you desk
  • At all times, a minimum distance of at least 2 metres from other persons must be maintained
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-16
  • At the beginning we offer 50 work desks per day
  • The booking is only possible for TU and UdK members for now
  • If you do not need your desk after all, please free it up again in the booking tool
  • Who has a cold or feels unwell stays at home

We are very pleased to be able to offer workplaces again. Please follow the hygiene and protection regulations.




Opening of a digital reading room

Tuesday, 02. June 2020


Dear students,

the student team of the Mathematics Library now offers a digital reading room via zoom every day Mo - Fr from 11:00 - 16:00. We would like to create a common learning atmosphere there to support you during the online semester.

How does it work?

After the zoom-login you will arrive at the "service desk", where a team member will be available for questions. In the "silent reading room" you can work concentrated alone without being lonely. So please turn mirco off and only the camera on. If you want to work in a group, simply ask the team member to move you to a group study room. There you can talk about homework etc. At the service desk you can also ask questions about borrowing textbooks, accessing e-books, etc.

You can reach us via https://tu-berlin.zoom.us/
Meeting ID 973 5173 9187
Password: 587400

We hope that you like the idea and that we will see you soon in the reading room.



Books available for loan

Monday, 25. May 2020


From May 25th books from the collections of the Mathematics Library and the other departmental and special libraries at the TU Berlin can be borrowed again. Since the libraries are still closed for visitors, books must be ordered in advance via the Knowledge Portal Primo. They are then made available for borrowing centrally in the University Library (VW-Bibliothek, Fasanenstraße 88).

You will be notified by e-mail as soon as the books you have ordered are available. Please pick up your books within three working days Monday - Friday between 10:00 and 16:00. Please bring your library card, staff card or student card with you when you borrow books. It is obligatory to wear a mouth and nose protection in the library building. Please make sure that you keep a safe distance from other people. Sanitary facilities for users are not available. Disinfection equipment is provided.

You can also return your books at the University Library.

Please find more information about current library services here.

If you have any questions about ordering and booking, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Electronic Copy Delivery Service

Thursday, 14. May 2020


You can now order scans from our books and journals if no electronic version is available at the TU Berlin. The service is free of charge for TU employees and TU students. Please order via the knowledge portal Primo - you have to log in first with your library account.

Please find instructions here.

Please note that we are not allowed to scan entire books. We are happy to answer any questions via email and phone.



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.



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