October 2009: Haeberle-Hirschfeld ArchiveOn October 12, Prof. Haeberle’s print Archive, i.e. his library and collections (Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv) became accessible to the public at the new centrally located university library of Humboldt University - the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-
I. The new central library of Humboldt University: Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum
The library contains 2,5 million books and other media on location,1250 working stations, and a large, terraced main reading room extending over 5 floors as well as more secluded desks along the windows which allow easy access to the close by subject holdings. Group study rooms and carrels offer ideal conditions for those who prefer teamwork or who work on individual research projects. Readers have access to a wide range of digital resources and services. In addition to the workstations provided by the library and the computer and media service a comprehensive wireless LAN allows laptop users to move freely through the entire building. A fully equipped digital imaging service is run by specially trained staff. This up to date information and communication infrastructure is completed by seminar and conference facilities, parent child spaces and open communication areas.
II. The Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv
The Archive is one of several special collections housed in the large rare book division on the building’s 6th floor. Users can enter with special permission and read their chosen material in a large research reading room. There are also individual reading rooms for students and researchers working on larger projects. Some parts of the Archive’s collection are restricted to qualified scholars.