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Patient Library on Campus Benjamin Franklin

The Patient Library on CBF dates back to when the hospital first opened its doors in 1968. The library is well equipped and offers an attractive stock to library users. The library holds approximately 15,000 items, including books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and games.

Feel free to pop in – members of our library team will be happy to assist you.

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"From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books."

Benjamin Franklin – after whom the eponymous Charité-Campus in Steglitz was named – about his love of books and reading. An American statesman and philosopher (1706 – 1790), Franklin was instrumental in establishing the first subscription library in America (‘Library Company of Philadelphia’, 1731).

Patient PC

The library has one computer with internet access, which is available for general use during normal opening hours.

Training on the use of the library’s digital resources

We run an ‘introduction to the library’s digital resources’ training session which is held every Monday between 2 PM and 3 PM.
Location: Patient Library, Building V - ground floor (EG)
Are you looking for general information on the use of e-books, e-readers, etc.? Do you have questions on how to access our resources using your own devices (tablets, laptops, smartphone, e-readers)? Whatever your questions, we are here to help!

Charité merchandise

You may also wish to purchase Charité branded merchandise.

An invitation to linger

We have created a number of comfortable and inviting seating areas for you. Please feel free to enjoy the magazines and coffee table books provided.


We look forward to your visit!

Your library team


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Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Campus Benjamin Franklin (CBF)
Hindenburgdamm 30
12200 Berlin

You can contact the CBF Patient Library by telephone  (t: +49 30 4506 730 45) or by E-Mail.