Restrictions due to maintenance work

News from 05/28/2024

June 5 to 9, 2024: Due to maintenance work, the IT accessibility of the SPK is severely restricted, individual areas of the facilities will remain closed during this time

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Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarciglia, CC BY-SA 4.0

From Wednesday, June 5, up to and including Sunday, June 9, 2024, some websites of the SPK and its institutions will be unavailable due to necessary IT maintenance work and employees will only be reachable to a very limited extent. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

You can find more detailed information on the websites of the institutions. If you have any questions, please contact the visitor services or the user departments in advance.

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin remains closed

Both buildings of the State Library will be closed from June 5, 2 p.m. up to and including June 9. StabiKat, the library account, the electronic resources, the website and other web services of the State Library will also be unavailable.


The StaBiKat classic remains accessible. You can use it to search for and order books. The provision of ordered volumes will probably take longer once the systems are back up and running. The library account will also be accessible. Please remember to extend your loan periods before June 5.

The return of volumes borrowed outside the library without a receipt is exceptionally possible at the staff entrances of both buildings, the chargeback in your library account can only be made in the following week.

Contact in advance:

Information for users of the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut

The library and the special collections will be closed from June 5 (from 1 p.m.) until June 9 2024. The digital services will not be available during this time. Contact by e-mail or telephone will not be possible.

Contact in advance:

  • Central information: +49 30-26645 2210 or

Information for visitors of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

The museums of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin will be open regularly from June 5 to 9, but will not be barrier-free.

Only cash payment is possible at the museum ticket offices on site from June 5 to 9. Other payment methods are only possible via the Ticketshop , where tickets can be purchased on the day. To avoid waiting times, we recommend booking online tickets for the days from June 5 to 9.

No press releases and press photos can be downloaded from the website during the days from June 5 to 9.

Information for users of the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung and visitors of the Musikinstrumenten-Museum

The library of the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung (SIM) remains open as normal.

The Musikinstrumenten-Museum is open, the concert of the series Alte Musik-live on June 9, 2024 at 11 a.m. will take place.

For further details, please refer to the information on the SIM website:


  • Library: +49 25481 155
  • Museum: +49 30 25481 178

We remain available by telephone.

Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz

The research room remains open, but only analog working is possible as far as the foundation systems are concerned. The W-LAN hotspot is also not available. It is still possible to make reproductions with your own device.

Opening hours: Wednesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Please note that the research room is closed due to an event on Monday, June 10, 2024.

Contact in advance:

  • or +49 30 266 44 1301 or +49 151/52751490
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