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Patients and visitors will find useful information on staying at the hospital, including campus-specific information

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Charité has dedicated libraries for patients and visitors. These are well-stocked, offering a wide variety of entertaining reading material. 

Campus Benjamin Franklin, tl: +49 30 8445 2029

Where to find us: on the ground floor of the main building, near Entrance Lobby North (Eingangshalle Nord), opposite the chapel.

Opening times: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Fridays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and from 1:00 pm to to 3:00 pm

What we stock: books (also in foreign languages), magazines, CDs, DVDs and games. There are also eBooks, ePapers and eAudios and a PC with internet access.

Once a week, our mobile library (trolley) visits the following wards:

Mondays:  Wards 48A/B, 46A, 10A/B, 8A

Tuesdays:  Wards 4A, 36A/B, 34A/B

Wednesdays: Wards 1A/B, 30A/B, 38A, 40B

Thursdays: Wards 12A, 14B, 42A/B

For further information, please refer to the web pages provided by the Patient Library. 

Campus Charité Mitte, t: +49 30 450 573 043

Where to find us: Wilhelm Griesinger- Haus, Bonhoefferweg 4 (the right wing of the Dept. of Psychiatry, separate entrance)

Opening times: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm to 4pm, Fridays from 12pm to 3pm

What we stock: books (including a comprehensive selection in foreign languages), magazines, CDs, DVDs, music tapes, and videos. Our mobile library (trolley) visits the following locations on a regular basis:

Mondays: Internal Medicine/Neurology

Tuesdays: Dermatology, CCK Wards 203A and 203B

Wednesdays: CCK Wards 201A and 201B

Thursdays: CCK Wards 204A and 204B, Neurology

Fridays: CCK Wards 202 A and 202 B

There is no PC available for patients to use. For further information, please refer to the web pages provided by the Patient Library.  

Campus Virchow-Klinikum, t:: +49 30 450 566 429

Bücherhöhle ('book cave') - the library for children and adolescents

Where to find us: 'Schulpavillon 20', Mittelallee 7A, on the ground floor near the entrance gateway 'Seestraße'.

Opening times (alternating weekly): Tuesdays or Thursdays 1:15 pm to 2:55 pm. If unsure, please contact us by telephone.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, our mobile library (trolley) will visit children who are either not able to leave the ward, or not permitted to do so.


Please remember to return any borrowed items - if you are a patient, please do so prior to your discharge. For specialist medical publications, please click here.


Last change: 12/2019

Light snacks

See Restaurants & Bistros.

Last change: 12/2019

Lost and Found

Did you lose something, or did you leave something behind when you left the hospital? Please feel free to contact the local security team or one of our Lost and Found offices. 

If you find an item and would like to hand it in, you can do so any time (24/7) by contacting one of the following offices:

Campus Benjamin Franklin: Site Security, near the northern ramp (Nordrampe).

Campus Charité Mitte: Site Security at the Main Security Office (Hauptwache), which is situated at 20-21 Schumannstraße.

Campus Virchow-Klinikum: Site Security in the Teaching Building (Forum 3) 

All lost property items must be collected from Room 1.0205 of the Charité Teaching Building on Campus Virchow-Klinikum (street address: 13353 Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1; internal campus address: Forum 3).

The lost property office is open on Tuesdays between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. All lost property items must be collected by the owner or an authorized representative. You can contact the Lost and Found Office either by calling +49 30 450 573 600, or by email. 

When you collect an item, you will be asked to provide proof of ownership. You can do so by providing a contract, instructions for use, a detailed description of the lost item and its contents or, in the case of keys, an identical copy. In addition to providing proof of ownership, you will also be asked for your passport or ID card. If you are unable to collect the item(s) in person, you may send an authorized representative. Please note that you will need to provide this person with a letter of authorization, and that they will also need to bring their own passport or ID card. 

Lost property items will be kept at the Lost and Found Office for one month, after which they will be passed on to Berlin's Central Lost and Found Office.

Last change: 12/2019