The Bundestag Library serves the Members of the Bundestag, the parliamentary groups and the Bundestag Administration. It is also used by former Members of the Bundestag, and current and former German Members of the European Parliament. The staff of the federal and Land authorities located in Berlin, the diplomatic missions and German and foreign journalists can also use the Library, provided that they have received authorisation to enter the Bundestag’s buildings from the Bundestag police.

The Bundestag Library is not open to the general public. Academics can, however, request special permission to visit the Library and consult its print holdings in the reading room.