[Translate to Englisch:] Bibliothek kennenlernen

Library orientation session
Want to get to know the library? A library orientation session will help you get your bearings, introduce you to the two library locations, and show you how to find literature. Registration forms and further information are available here

Registration and borrowing
You can sign up at the ZLB’s service desks from 10am to 8pm Monday-Friday and 10am to 7pm on Saturdays. Find out what you need and how much it will cost you here

You can also register online at www.voebb.de to use our digital resources from the comfort of your home. Registration itself costs € 10 for a year, and is only open to people with an address in Berlin. 

Borrowing and returns
You need a library card in order to borrow material. You may check material out yourself at the self check-out machines during our opening hours. More information

Borrowed materials are returned via our return facilities or the 24-hour return machines. More information

Borrowing period and extensions
The borrowing periods for different types of material can be found here
You may extend your borrowed items via our online catalogue at www.voebb.de. Further information is available here

Fees and loss
Fees can be paid in person at the pay machines, via your online account, or by bank transfer. Find out how fees are incurred and how you can pay them here

The delivery service enables you to have items delivered to a library near you.
They can also be delivered to your home. Further information available here

If you don’t find the answers you’re looking for, you are welcome to use the contact form.


The questions are treated as confidential. Your name and email address will only be used to provide the requested information. 

We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Our service does not include compiling literature lists, conducting valuations, providing transcriptions and translations, providing commercial recommendations, or offering medical and legal advice. 

As an alternative to the contact form, you can also email us at info@zlb.de.