Library

Bard College Berlin’s library, housed in a building belonging to the former West German mission to East Germany, is located at Kuckhoffstrasse 41. The Bard College Berlin Library provides access to an expanding book and visual media collection based on regular acquisitions made by faculty to support their teaching and research. The collection currently includes about 6000 documents (books, CD, DVDs and magazines).
The library offers the possibility of borrowing course books for all courses, and provides access to a number of newspapers and journals, including, TheaterArtforum, The Economist, The New Yorker and many others. The Bard College Berlin library also subscribes to JSTOR, one of the largest online electronic collections of scholarly journals in the humanities. The building features several semi-private reading rooms for study, as well as a lounge opening onto a garden.

Students who seek library resources are also encouraged to use the Berlin Staatsbibliothek (public library), which is one of the largest libraries in Germany and has a collection of over ten million books and periodicals, including rare manuscripts.

Library opening hours

Regular semester schedule:

Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 12:00 & 13:00 to 20:00
Saturdays & Sundays: 13:00 to 18:00

Spring, summer, fall and winter break schedule:

Monday to Friday, 13.00-17.00

Closed on:

Oct. 3rd, Christmas, New year,  Easter weekend, May 1st, Ascension Day and Whit Monday