Literature searches

You can search for and request items from the ZLB and VÖBB public libraries from the comfort of your home using the online catalogue ( Additional catalogues are available here

Periodicals and newspapers cannot be borrowed, except for the periodicals from the Children’s and Youth Library and Burda magazines. Further information is available here

The PC work stations at the ZLB facilities provide access to a number of electronic databases. Further information is available here

Digital resources at the VÖBB (Association of Public Libraries in Berlin)
A wide range of German and foreign-language e-books, e-magazines, e-papers and audio books, e-learning resources, video and music streaming services, and many other digital resources is available here.

Interlibrary loans
The interlibrary loans service enables you to obtain items (books, periodical articles etc.) from other libraries if these are not available at the VÖBB libraries. Further information is available here

Purchase request
You can also submit a purchase suggestion to us for items you cannot find at the library. Please use the form on our website for this.
If you wish to do this in person, please use the “Purchase request” form available at the info counters.  

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