Philological Library

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Philological Library of Freie Universität Berlin
Freie Universitaet Berlin - Philologische Bibliothek.jpg
Type Academic library
Established 2005
Location Dahlem, Berlin
Branches 11
Size 750,000 volumes

The Philological Library (German: Philologische Bibliothek) is the newest component of the "Rust and Silver Lodges" complex in the main campus of the Freie Universität Berlin. It was designed by internationally known architect Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank in the shape of a human brain, and opened in 2005. The library merges the separate smaller libraries of the departments and institutes of humanities and now contains:

It has become the centerpiece of the university's Dahlem campus and a Berlin architectural landmark.

Coordinates: 52°27′07″N 13°17′18″E / 52.45194°N 13.28833°E / 52.45194; 13.28833

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