Current regulations for users

ZMO staff can use the library without prior notification, and a limited number of external users with advance notification to screen and scan materials from Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks are recommended inside the library. If you have any questions or book pre-orders, please send an email to

ZMO catalogues and description of inventories

Contact persons

Ursula Benzin (staff publications, special reprints)
Phone: +49-(0)30-80307-106
Email: ursula.benzin(at)

Dr. Silke Nagel (special collection)
Telefon: +49-(0)30-80307-0
Email: zmo(at)

Alisher Karabaev (special collection, repository)
Phone: +49-(0)30-80307-106
Email: alisher.karabaev(at)

Dr. Thomas Ripper (head, book orders, cataloguing, lending desk)
Phone: +49-(0)30-80307-110
Email: thomas.ripper(at)

Holdings can be consulted in the reading room. You can use our scanner. This is free of
charge but you need to bring a data medium with you.

Institution code: B 2138


Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, D-14129 Berlin

Directions by Public Transportation:

S-Bahn 1 or 7 Station Nikolassee (10 minutes walk)

Bus 118 , Stop Quantzstraße