Main Conference Venue

With over 23.5 million media units, the Berlin State Library – Prussian Cultural Heritage is Germany’s largest general academic research library. Haus Potsdamer Straße (Potsdamer Straße 33 / near Potsdamer Platz / Kulturforum) is the main conference venue. It opened in 1978, built after the plans of the famous architect Hans Scharoun.

Haus Potsdamer Straße

The building is internationally renowned for its impressive architectural reading room landscape with a total of 810 study desks and carrels in the General and Special Reading Rooms.

Haus Potsdamer Straße

Apart from the opening session, all conference lectures, vendor exhibits, and the IALL Annual General Meeting will take place in or in front of the Otto-Braun-Saal at the Staatsbibliothek’s modern building Haus Potsdamer Straße.

Haus Potsdamer Straße