University Library


New in the test until June 2: The streaming platform AlexanderStreet: Academic Video Online

The database contains videos & movies in streaming format from 40 individual thematic collections. They offer documentaries, interviews, performances, news, field recordings, commercials and film raw material from history, economics, psychology, music, dance, theater or film.

For most films, a transcript is displayed in parallel. This allows the film to be searched via the text. In addition, this facilitates the citation of film content. After a free registration, videos can be edited, annotated and shared with other users via playlists. All media and clips are tagged with permanent links and embed codes.

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Extended Opening Hours

Starting with the summer semester 2022, the University Library will extend its opening hours and will be available to all users as a place to study and stay from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Basement Stacks ("Magazin")

Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to view and borrow items from the basement stacks. We ask for your understanding!


The University Library of the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, founded in 1956, is a central institution of the university and is responsible for the provision and communication of scientific literature and information resources for researchers, teachers and students of the Film University. At the same time, it is available to an academic public with its extensive and historically valuable special collections on the fields of film, television and media.

The library is a place for learning and working. For this purpose, a large selection of study spaces as well as 3D-Blu-Ray, DVD and VHS viewing spaces - also for external users - are available.

We offer you:

  • a book and magazine stock with 107,000 media items:  inquiry / order request
  •  video library with 37,000 AV media items (3D-Blu-Ray,DVD,VHS): inquiry / order request
  • a film archive with university productions with 19,000 media items: inquiry
  • a press clippings archive with approx. 4 million press clippings: inquiry
  • a digital university publications server OPUS: inquiry

Opening hours

Monday - Friday   9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.