CrossAsia Get It

Please note:

Due to the limited operation of Staatsbibliothek zur Berlin as a measure to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), currently - until further notice - we cannot proceed new orders via the "Get It" services. Your orders will be collected and delivered as soon as possible.

We will provide new information as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding.

CrossAsia supports Asian studies at German and European universities and research institutions by providing access to research materials. You can place your "Get It" orders via the special inter-library-loan service Blauer Leihverkehr, as acquisition request via CrossAsia PDA, and as digitisation order of titles that are in the public domain or out of print (DoD).

Access to the special inter-library-loan form of the Blauer Leihverkehr by which you can order materials of the East Asia Department, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, in East, Southeast and Central Asian languages and of the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, in South Asian languages. When calling up the order form via the CrossAsia Search, the Online-catalogue of the East Asia Department, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, or via the Online-catalogue of Heidelberg University Library most of the necessary data will already be filled in. To order materials in Southeast Asian languages please fill in the form yourself.

Access to the CrossAsia PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition) order form. Via this service you can make acquisition requests for materials from and about Asia. The CrossAsia Search includes a range of PDA resources that can be ordered directly via a link in the CrossAsia Search.

The demand-driven digitisation service is available for Asia-related titles from the holdings of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library), Heidelberg University Library, and the South Asia Institute (SAI) Library.

Contact East, Southeast and Central Asia

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - PK
East Asia Department
Tel.: +49 30 266-436001
E-Mail: x-asia(at)

Contact Southasia

CATS Library / South Asia
Voßstrasse 2, Building 4110
D-69115 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 54 15047
E-Mail: merkel(at)