The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning


The library of the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) is one of Germany's biggest specialised libraries in the field of spatial planning, urban development, building, and housing. It is open to the public.

The library offers approximately 145.000 volumes and about 450 current journals. In addition to that, it contains a collection of official statistics of German federal and state governments, and the EU (restricted range). Official topographic and thematic maps as well as atlases are also part of the library’s collection.

Current note: Due to the current Corona situation, the BBSR library will remain closed to external users until further notice.

Online-Katalog OPAC

You can conduct literary research either by title, author, institution, or thematic keywords with the help of the online catalogue (OPAC).

Deichmanns Aue 31-37
53179 Bonn
Fax: +49 228 99401-2269

Opening hours
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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