open until closed until
Berliner Stadtbibliothek
open until closed until

Blücherplatz 1, 10961 Berlin

open until closed until
  • Mon – Fri 10am – 9pm
  • Sat 10am – 9pm
  • Sun 10am – 6pm
Mon – Fri
10am – 9pm
10am – 9pm
10am – 6pm

Children's and Youth Library

  • Mon – Fri 1pm – 7pm
  • Sat 10am – 7pm
Mon – Fri
1pm – 7pm
10am – 7pm

Berliner Stadtbibliothek
Breite Straße 30-36, 10178 Berlin

open until closed until
  • Mon – Fri 10am – 9pm
  • Sat 10am – 9pm
Mon – Fri
10am – 9pm
10am – 9pm

Berlin Collections

  • Mon – Sat 10am – 7pm
Mon – Sat
10am – 7pm

The ZLB remains closed on public holidays. There is no on-site library consultation on Sundays.

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Zentral- und

On our mind

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    Learning and advice offers for everyone

    The ZLB's individual offers and support are aimed at all age groups. Whether you need help with downloading an e-book or with searching for a particular item – we are always happy to advise and offer practical help. At the American Memorial Library (AGB), you can even play the piano, or go on a guided tour of the library with a group of like-minded people.

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    Foreign language collections

    Are you interested in foreign languages? Discover foreign language literature at our library in Berlin, and countless language courses.

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    Discover the library anew. Borrow an oil painting, watch films and documentaries, listen to your favourite music or play the piano with us. Learn all about Berlin in the Berlin Collections and the Digital State Library.

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    Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin (ZLB)

    With a total of over 3.5 million individual media and currently 1.5 million visitors a year, the Berlin Central and Regional Library (ZLB) is Germany's largest public library.

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The digital offers of the VÖBB

We bring the library to your home!

our library card gives you access to e-books, e-audios, e-papers and e-magazines. You can stream films and music for free or get further education - all with your card for 10 euros a year.

Go to the digital offers

Further services

We have a lot to offer. Let us surprise you. 

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    The ZLB Cinematheque offers the most extensive collection of films accessible to the public offered by any public library in Germany.

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    Music library

    Where in Berlin can you borrow CDs, sheet music and vinyl records, and stream music? At our music library, of course! Why not have a listen…

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    Library card

    Whether books, films or works of art – with our library card, you can access various collections throughout Berlin. Apply now! Also for children.

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You ask, we answer!

Everything you always wanted to know about us and much more can be found in our FAQs

More in the FAQs

Often asked...

You can collect pre-ordered media from the collection area. You will find the pre-ordered media under your collection code. You can find this code online in your library account.

Please use the self-service machines in the collection area to borrow pre-ordered media. Pre-ordered items from the Children and Youth Library (KiJuBi) can be found in the central collection area of the American Memorial Library (AGB). If you do not want to borrow an item you have pre-ordered, simply tell our staff when you visit the library.

The collection code looks like this:
Library card number: 123114[56]609
Name: A.N. Other
Collection code: 56 Mu

Yes, via Wi-Fi hotspots (wireless local area network hotspots). Access is free of charge and unlimited.

You can extend the loan periods yourself at the library, at the OPACs desks or at the self-service terminals. You can obtain proof of renewal showing the new loan periods only at the self-service terminals. You can also manage your library account and renew media online at

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