The Library at the Centre for General Linguistics is a scientific special library for the staff and guests of the ZAS, and also serves as a reference and research library for employees of linguistic institutions and students of linguistic study courses in Berlin and Potsdam. Short-term loan for copying purposes is possible in exceptional cases.
The library has 57.640 volumes, among them 17.440 volumes ZAS research topics and 40.200 volumes German, Romance, Slavic, Baltic, Balkan, Finno-Ugric and East Asian Studies, including 353 linguistics journals.
Christina Beckmann (Head librarian)
Melanie Juhl (Student assistant)
Phone: +49 30 20192-137
Monday - Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Please check the homepage of the ZAS website for deviations from the regular opening times.)
The ZAS Library has a stock of about 1,000 grammars that are systematically arranged. The order levels are reflected in the structure of the call numbers. The classification is illustrated in a pdf document (11 pages, in German):
Structure, order levels and general markers of the classification are described in this pdf document (1 page, in German):