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Using the Library

The Mathematics Library aims to be your place of learning and working as well as be your place to go for literature research. We want to give you direct access to the existing mathematical literature from textbooks to journals.

To afford a pleasant atmosphere and to ensure a reliable service, we ask you to familiarize yourself with the following usage instructions:

Using the Literature
On-site stock
Any person may use our stocks
  • non-borrowable material (indicated by red dot on shelf mark label)
  • Journals
  • Literature from additional locations
4 week borrowable stock
Any person with a library card from the TU Berlin and Berlin University of Arts can borrow from our stocks
  • Monographs
  • Textbook collection
  • Proceedings
Max. 25 items can be borrowed at the same time from the Mathematics Library.

Electronic portfolios can be used locally in the Mathematics Library, throughout the TU campus network or from home via VPN.

Scaning and copying is possible on-site.

Renew, reserve, request
Items borrowed by you
  • renew up to 180 days (as long as item is not reserved)
  • online via Primo
  • by phone
  • on-site at the Mathematics Library
Items borrowed by others
  • online via Primo
  • by phone
  • on-site at the Mathematics Library
Pick up within 2 weeks at the information desk
Item from additional locations
  • online via Primo
  • by phone
  • on-site at the Mathematics Library
Pick up within 2 weeks at the information desk

Literature that is not available in print or online at the TU can be ordered via interlibrary loan or requested as acquisition.

Services and Notes

Local offers
Get a key on pledge at the information desk
Book Lockers
Locker for 4 weeks (Borrow with library card)
Laptop locks
Kensington-locks at the information desk
Charging cables
Multicharger with different connector plugs, USB hub
At the lockers
Scratch paper and bags
Free while stocks last :)
Office supplies
Pen, pencil, highlighter, eraser, sharpener, stapler, paper clips, ...
Compasses, calculator, set square, historical mathematical devices
Ear plugs
1 Euro per pair

Please note the following within the library:

✔ Only water as a beverage in transparent sealable bottles
✔ Laptops and smartphones (on silent mode)
✔ Tell the library staff when you bring books with you
✘ No food
✘ No bags, no laptop cases ⇒ please use lockers
✘ No jackets ⇒ please use lockers

♥ Thanks


The official rules of the TU libraries can be found here: hier.

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Mathematische Fachbibliothek (MFB)
Institute für Mathematik
Faculty II
sec. MA 1-1
Room MA 163
Straße des 17. Juni 136
10623 Berlin
T +49 (30) 314 22749