Welcome to the Public Library Erlangen
People from many different countries and cultures live together in Erlangen. The public library (called Stadtbibliothek Erlangen) has an attractive offer for everybody.
- Novels in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Persian (Farsi), Arabic, Russian and Turkish
- Children books in more than 55 foreign languages
- Language learning materials for beginners to advanced levels (level A1-C2)
- Exam and test training materials (TELC, Goethe certificate, DSH and others)
- Easy readers
- PressReader – international newspaper an magazines
- Overdrive – English Books
- Language tandem board
- Tours for learners of German
The use of our collections is free if used inside the library, a library card is not needed.
If you want to borrow items, you will need to apply for a library card.
For an application you will need to bring a valid identity card or passport in connection with a current registration certificate for three months.
The library card is not transferable. The signature of parent or guardian is required for those under the age of 16.
Annual membership fees
|Children up to 18 years old||free of charge|
Students over 18 years, unemployed persons, apprentices, persons receiving income support
|Membership for three months only||€ 5,00|
|Blu-rays, DVDs, Music-CDs, Magazines||2 weeks|
|All other items||4 weeks|
Reservation and renewal online
You can use the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) to reserve items or extend the loan period of items you have borrowed.
To access your account, please use the number on your library card and your date of birth (dd.mm.yyyy) as your password.
Library items marked by a “nicht verfügbar” in the catalogue can be reserved. The charge per item is 1,00 €.
Overdue fines are payable upon return of the items even without prior notice.
|DVDs/Blu-rays (except for documentaries)
||€ 0,50/per day|
|All other items||€ 0,10/per day|
Using the Internet
The library has several computers for browsing the internet. You need to be a member to use this service.
We offer free WiFi to all visitors.
|Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday||from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.|
|Saturday||from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
On Wednesday and Sunday the library is closed.