Berlin State Library opens digitally


Updated January 25, 2021, 01:09 AM

Berlin (dpa) –  The  Berlin State Library Unter den Linden, founded in 1661, will reopen today, Monday, with a digital ceremony. ©

 The  speech will be given by the President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU).

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 The  State Library had been renovated in several stages since 2005 while it was still in operation for 470 million euros. Regular operation cannot start yet due to the corona. As soon as the pandemic regulations allowed, the gates to the building would open.

In future, 663 workstations will be available in the six special reading rooms, in the large reading room and in group work rooms. ©

 The  building, which opened in 1914, is one of the two locations of the State Library alongside the ensemble designed by Hans Scharoun on Potsdamer Strasse.


 The  State Library is one of the most important institutions of its kind worldwide and is the largest academic universal library in the German-speaking area. Around 25 million books, media and objects can be found on their shelves and archives. ©

 The  treasures include the original scores from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s great operas such as the “Magic Flute” or 80 percent of Bach’s manuscripts, including the Passions.

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