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Library of the Institute for Theater Studies


Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The library is open on 22 December 2023 until 4 pm. The library will be closed from 23 December 2023 to 02 January 2024. From 03 January 2024 (Wednesday) the library will be open again regularly.

Access and Borrowing

The library is open to the public; the usual user and visitor policy applies. Digitalization services are available.

Please submit your requests by email to: thewibib@zedat.fu-berlin.de.

Library of the Institute for Theater Studies

Grunewaldstr. 35
12165 Berlin
Barbara Behrens (Bibliotheksleitung vor Ort)
+49 30 838 503 26 (Aufsicht)

The library of the Institute of Theater Studies offers a wide range of research literature on the collection areas of the disciplines located at the institute and related sciences. This includes, among others, the fields of theater studies, dance studies, film studies, musicology, cultural studies and media studies. The library also has an extensive collection of sheet music and a large selection of current journals.

The Institute Library is part of the cooperative library system of Freie Universität Berlin.

To search the holdings of the libraries of Freie Universität Berlin, please use the library portal Primo.

The holdings overview of the Theaterhistorische Sammlungen can be found here. These can only be viewed on site by appointment during special opening hours.

The Institute Library offers students and employees of Freie Universität Berlin a limited loan period of 14 days.

Further Information

Theater Studies, Dance Studies, Film Studies, Musicology, Culture and Media Management

  • User group: generally accessible

  • Type of use: on site and for FU members limited loan of 14 days

  • Number of reading places: 70

  • Library Regulations: Library Regulations for the Institute of Theater Studies of the Department of Philosophy and Humanities of November 23, 2005 (FU-Mitteilungen 37/2006, p. 2-8) (pdf file)

  • Library-owned computers (thinclients) with Internet and Open Office

  • WLAN for FU members and members of institutions participating in Eduroam

  • Copy machines (use with Mensacard or student ID)

You can view the new acquisitions of the institute's library here: