Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut
Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Three gables

Our current services for you

The Reading Room is open from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 7 pm.

***From October 5, the Reading Room will be open from Monday to Saturday between 8 am and 10 pm. Reservations will be available 8 am to 2 pm or 3 pm to 10 pm***

Due to the distance and hygiene regulations, prior reservation is required:


You will receive an automatic e-mail with a link. Please click this link to confirm it and if your reservation was successful, you will receive an e-mail with the notification including the number of the desk assigned to you in our Reading Room.

Please bring a printed copy of the confirmation e-mail with you or bring it with you on your electronic device. You need to show the confirmation e-mail at the entrance to the IAI. In the Reading Room you will find plans with numbers of the tables and desks. Please use only the writing desk with the number named in the e-mail.

Any books, journals or other materials you wish to use in the reading room need to be requested at least one working day in advance via our catalogue. You may also use book and microfilm scanners on site.

For any questions concerning you reservation, write to lesesaal@iai.spk-berlin.de

If you have any questions concerning Circulation and Lending, please contact our Service Desk at 030-26645 2220 or ausleihe@iai.spk-berlin.de.


The Specialized Information Service Latin America, Caribbean and Latino Studies run by the IAI offers you a free digitization service (digitization on demand) until November 30th: If copyright law permits, we will provide you with texts of up to 30 pages digitally and free of charges. Please write to digitalisierung@iai.spk-berlin.de.


If you need materials from the Special Collections of the Ibero-American Institute or have questions abouth them, please write to legados@iai.spk-berlin.de


For reasons of hygiene and infection control, you may only enter the IAI with a nose mouth cover.

Please click here to read the instructions of mouth-and-nose protection on public areas of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (in German).  

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