VÖBB's Digital Services

With the VÖBB library card you gain access to a wide range of digital media:

  • New: Interactive media training at Brockhaus
  • Short films and motion pictures at AVA
  • Series, motion pictures and children's films at Filmfriend
  • Numerous statistics at Statista
  • Live recordings of concerts and many more concerning classical music at Medici.tv
  • More than 65.000 e-books and audio books in German and several other languages at OverDrive and Onleihe
  • Magazines und daily newspapers like „Die Zeit“ , „Der Spiegel“ or „Washington Post“ – Overview of the most important e-papers and e-magazines
  • Countless audio books and a wide choice of music: Classical music, Jazz, Pop and Rock
  • Online encyclopedias, language courses and a large variety of interactive learning couses
  • Learning aids for pupils at Duden Basiswissen Schule

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E-books – German und foreign languages

Recently published e-books and bestsellers in German, English, Spanish, French and several more languages. Readable in the web browser!

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Find e-Books

E-books, newspapers and magazines in German

Predominantly German e-books for children, adolescents and adults as well as more than 100 e-papers und e-magazines.

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Find reading material

News service international

Access to over 5.000 newspapers, magazines and jounals from all over the world, from 100 countries in more than 50 languages, i.a. to Tagesspiegel – topical, original layout and in many cases even accessible before the print edition is published.

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Read a newspaper

Der Spiegel in full text

All issues of Der Spiegel from 1947 to date. Read as long as you like - no loan periods, no holds necessary.

Read Der Spiegel

Press database with full-text search

German-language newspapers and magazines i.a. Berliner Zeitung and Handelsblatt. Topical und to some extent with PDF. A convenient research plattform through a wide variety of current publications.

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Start research

Children's books

E-books and interactive „Superbücher“ for children between two and ten. Access with TigerBooks-App.

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AppStore Google Play

Digital Regional Library Berlin

Digital access to numerous resources concerning Berlin regional studies and urban development as well as regional and cultural history of Berlin - mostly free access.

Explore digital collection


Music streaming

Stream music from different genres up to eight hours a day and download up to five songs per week.

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Listen to music

Classical music und Jazz

Stream classical music and Jazz - more than 2 million songs from more than 148.000 albums.

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Listen to classical music and Jazz

Audio books in German

Audio books for all ages.

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Find audio books

Audio books – German and foreign languages

Audio books to stream and to download.

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Find audio books

Audio books for children

Audio books for children between two and ten.

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New: What do you know about the Internet?

For adults only: With the online course „Fit im Internet für Erwachsene“ you can actively inform yourself about the Internet and enhance your skills.


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New: The No. 1 vocabulary trainer

For pupils: With phase6 you can sustainably and efficiently learn and train a vocabulary collection for a textbook treated in your lessons.

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Select a vocabulary collection and start training

Interactively learn and practice with Brockhaus training for pupils

For pupils: With the Brockhaus e-learning you can learn and practice the basics of German, English, French, Latin and math at your own pace.

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Start training

Statistics worldwide

Direct access to verifiable and relevant statistics on markets, politics and social issues: More than million statistics, studies and reports from more than 18,000 sources.

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Find statistcs

Video trainings

Learn from professionals. The focus of these trainings is on IT, business and creative topics.

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Borrow learning courses

Initial and continuing education

E-learning courses (in German and English) for private and vocational education and training, i.a. IT, business and personal development.

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Borrow learning courses

Language courses online

Online language courses in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German as a foreign language, i.a. with interactive exercises and educational games.

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Borrow language courses

The renowned encyclopedia online

The digital Brockhaus offers access to the proven encyclopaedia on the topics art, culture and science. With children's and youth dictionary!

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To encyclopedia

School learning aids

Learning aids for important school subjects (including German, mathematics, physics and English), visually prepared and made understandable. From grade five to high school.

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Use learning aid

Full access to Duden

The Duden standard works answer succinctly to all questions around language and to selected special topics such as economics, law and medicine.

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Search dictionary

Information database about people and countries - historical and contemporary

Biographies, country information, dictionaries, encyclopedias: Interesting facts from different areas, bundled in one source. With access to the lexicon of International Film.

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Find information


Short films and motion pictures

European and international art house cinema as well as exclusive programs of European film festivals– convenient from home. Discover the curated selection of short, documentary and feature films.

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Stream films

Film streaming

Filmfriend delivers films, series and documentaries directly to your home - you only need your smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Stream films and series

Concert movies

The largest online catalog of classical music videos. Including documentation and Master Classes.

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Stream classical music videos


In order to use the contents of the providers listed above, you need a valid VÖBB library card and your personal password. If you don't have a library card you can register directly at My account - Not registered? if you reside in Berlin or Berlin surroundings (BVG zone C).

The VÖBB provides its users with access to the linked contents and authentication via its library management system at no extra cost. Since we only make the various digital services accessible via our website, the registration with library card number and password is necessary for each provider individually.

If you have general questions or difficulties in using one of the digital services, feel free to contact the VÖBB service center via e-mail voebb@zlb.de.