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The hdpk University Library

Opening hours during the summer break

The hdpk library is closed:

24.08.2020 until 30.08.2020

21.09.2020 until 04.10.2020.

For times not stated above, the regular opening hours apply. Please remember to book an appointment beforehand.

I wish you a wonderful summer!

Library reopening for loans and returns (by appointment)

From 04.05.2020 on, all University Libraries of the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences are open again for borrowing and returns.

There are strict hygiene rules to be followed. All measures to keep up the hygienic plan have to be adhered to.

It is not allowed to remain at university premises for a longer period of time.

Please follow this procedure for lending or returning media:

1. Book your appointment online

via calendly.com/library-hsbe/sopa

We will then confirm your appointment by email and let you know about the procedure during your visit.

It is not allowed to linger for prolonged periods of time on site at university premises. Due to this reason, you cannot use the workspaces at the moment.

2. Borrowing

After booking your personal time slot (before your appointment), please send us an email to bibliothek.hdpk@srh.de quoting author, title and shelf mark of the media you would like to borrow.

This enables us to compile the media for you to pick-up. Please bring your own bag or bagpack for transporting the borrowed media.

3. Returns

Please keep in mind the due dates of media you borrowed, as from 04.05.2020 on, the regular rules for circulation shall apply again.

In order to avoid queues, you need to book a personal time slot for returning media, too.

Media delivery service

From 04.05.2020, the media delivery service is replaced by the borrowing service in the libraries.

Exception: you live outside the Berlin- Brandenburg area but within Germany and are stuck there.

You may request to have up to three media items sent to you.

Printing service

We are offering a new service: material from course reserve can be copied for you, in adherence to the Copyright Laws.

After booking an appointment, you can come to the library and pick up your copies. Please be sure to send your request one week before your appointment. Please note that this service is not offered for material in stock in the libraries.

How can you reach us?

In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at library.hsbe@srh.de or by phone at

030 233 2066 40. Please note that our regular opening hours apply again.

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The hdpk University Library

The hdpk library is the academic lending library for students and staff at the SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (hdpk).

Its collection is orientated towards the reading requirements of courses offered by the hdpk and includes textbooks, specialist literature, sheet music, periodicals, magazines, CDs and DVDs.

There is a specialised collection in the field of popular music.

The library also holds student dissertations and artistic and musical productions.


SRH Hochschule der populären Künste
Potsdamer Straße 188
Room 521

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 - 12:00h and 13:00 - 16:00h 
Wednesday: 10:00 - 12:00h and 13:00 - 18:00h
Friday: closed


Pamela Schmidt
Mail: bibliothek.hdpk@srh.de
Tel. 030 2332066-40

Research tips

In addition to accessing the hdpk library’s collection, students are encouraged to make use of other libraries in Berlin such as the libraries of the three large public universities.


The hdpk library offers a programme of support for students, to help them finding their way within the information jungle while researching for their course-work or dissertations. These workshops are open to all hdpk students, and can be seen as supplementary to the University’s lectures and seminars. We are also always happy to provide individual advice.

library, 5. OG

Pamela Schmidt


appointment only


10 minutes - max. 2 hours


all students


individual counseling


You are writing a paper or your dissertation and feel like you're stuck?

Sometimes it helps discussing your questions and problems. I'm here to help you in achieving your goals.

Topics include: research strategies, outline of your paper, how to develop research questions, how to narrow down and specify your topic, correct citations, how to deal with perfectionism.

Number of participants:

1 - max. 3 persons 


library 5.OG


please contact Pamela Schmidt 1 week in advance for an appointment (E-Mail).


appointment only


ca. 30 minutes


all students interested


individual introduction


You cannot remember how to use the library? Don't worry, help is on the way!

I fast-forward you to the basics of library use:

  • How to borrow media
  • Where do I find the stuff I'm looking for?
  • How do I make use of the OPAC?
  • Where else in Berlin can I turn to to get academic literature?

Number of participants:

1 - max. 5 persons


library 5.OG


please contact Pamela Schmidt 1 week in advance for an appointment (E-Mail).

Library Policies and Terms of Use

Questions about the library! Contact us. Get to know us!

Pamela Schmidt

University Administration

Telephone +49 30 2332066-40
Fax +49 30 2332066-29
Send an email