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


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 (open science officer, 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

From Berlin central station (Hauptbahnhof), please take the city train S 7 (in the direction of Potsdam HBF) until you reach Berlin-Nikolassee. Leave the station in the direction of Hohenzollernplatz. From Hohenzollernplatz, walk along Normannenstrasse until you get to a little park called Rehwiese. Please take the street across the park and up the big stairway. Turn right on the first street, called Kirchweg, and follow that street until you reach number 33, the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient.

From Schönefeld-Brandenburg Airport:
Please take the city train S 9 (in the direction of Spandau). When you reach Berlin central station (Hauptbahnhof) please follow the instructions above (“By public transportation”).

By Car:
Please take highway A115 to the exit no. 4, called Zehlendorf. Please drive from the exit on Potsdamer Chausee in the direction of Steglitz. Take Kirchweg, which appears on the left side, and follow it until you reach number 33, the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient.

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