Opening Hours

Current information

From 1 November 2021, the regular opening hours will apply again at the Gotha Research Library.

The lending desk and the reading area with the reference collection are open Mondays to Fridays 9 am - 6 pm.

The special reading room in the castle is open Monday to Friday 9 am - 6 pm and the special reading room Perthes-Forum 9 am - 3 pm.

A maximum of 12 users can be present in the Gotha Research Library. In the special reading rooms in the castle and in the Perthes-Forum, a maximum of 4 users in the castle and a maximum of 4 users in the Perthes-Forum can work at the same time after written or telephone registration at least two working days before the visit. If necessary, time slots will be allocated.

The workstations with devices (multifunctional device, microform scanner, scanner) can be used in self-service. This also applies to the terminals, which can be used for research purposes.

Access to the library is only permitted with a qualified mask.

If you have any questions, we will be happy to help you by phone at +49 (0) 361 737-5540 or by e-mail at

Infection protection concept

Closing days of the library

Date Public holiday
01.01.2021 New Year
02.04.-05.04.2021 Easter
01.05.2021 Labour Day
13.05.2021 Ascension Day
24.05.2021 Pentecost
20.09.2021 World Children's Day
24.12.–25.12.2021 Christmas
31.12.2021-01.01.2022 New Year's Eve and New Year's Day