Bibliothek des ZZF
Am Neuen Markt 9d
14467 Potsdam

Telephone: 0049 331 745101-32
Fax: 0049 331 745101-43 
E-Mail: bibliothek [at]

Library Hours: 
Monday -Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm 
Friday: 10 am - 3 pm

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You can find the regulations of use and fees here.

The specialized library of the ZZF collects scholarly literature on German and European contemporary history from 1945 on. Its subject areas include social and economic history, political, cultural, and media history, as well as publications on theoretical and methodological discussions in history and the social sciences.

The library’s holdings currently comprise about 80,000 items. Apart from printed books, audiovisual media, and at present 110 printed newspapers and specialist journals, the library offers a wide selection of electronic periodicals and specialist databases.

The library is open to the public.


Directions: Location

Coming from Berlin: Travel by S-Bahn or regional train (Regio) to Potsdam Central Station (Potsdam Hbf). From there take any tram leaving from platform 1 (bound to “Zentrum”), get off at the stop “Alter Markt”. The library building can be reached via the gateway passage to the Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte (Museum of the History of Brandenburg and Prussia) / Kutschstall. The ZZF Library is located at the far right end of the square.