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Patient Library

Our Patient Library has branches on Campus Benjamin Franklin (CBF) and Campus Charité Mitte (CCM). Please see below for information on library services and borrowing. What we stock: books (also in foreign languages), magazines, CDs, DVDs. There is also a PC with internet access (only CBF).


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Library services and borrowing

Lisando – the hospital’s online library (for eBooks and ePapers)

Once you are fully registered with the Patient Library, you can use the login details on your library card at any time to access, select and borrow electronic media.

Who can borrow items from the library?

All patients and staff of the hospital.

Library services are available free of charge.

How do I borrow items?

For patients:

  1. Select the desired media/items.

  2. When you borrow items, we will record your name, ward and room number. You will then be issued with a library card, which you can also use to gain access to our electronic services.

  3. You may keep any borrowed items for the duration of your hospital stay.

You may pre-order/reserve items by telephone or email. We will then deliver your reading materials to your ward.

For Charité members of staff:

  1. Please register as a user.

  2. Select the desired media/items.

  3. For members of staff, the maximum loan period is 4 weeks. You can use your login data to check our catalog for items currently on loan to you, request up to two extensions of the loan period and pre-order or reserve items. You can also use your login details to gain access to our electronic media via Both websites - catalog and Lisando - are only available in German.


How do I return items?

When and how can I return books?

On CBF: Books and other borrowed items may be returned at any time using the book return box next to the Patient Library entrance.

On CCM: Books and other borrowed items may be returned via the white book return box situated in the common room. Alternatively, please hand your borrowed items to a member of our nursing staff.

Campus Benjamin Franklin

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

Campus Charité Mitte

Opening times

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm to 4pm

Fridays from 12pm to 3pm