Welcome to VÖBB

VÖBB libraries can be used independent of vaccination status. A face mask is encouraged.
The opening times of the individual libraries can change at short notice. Before you visit your library, please make sure to check the current opening times and other local conditions on the website of your library. You can find the websites, contact options and further information here.

Our digital services, such as ebooks and audio books, film and music streaming and e-learning offers are available around the clock. New customers can register here.

News from the Berlin Public Libraries


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Безкоштовний бібліотечний квиток для біженців / Free library card for refugees / Бесплатный читательский билет для беженцев

(UKR) Дуже багато біженців із України зараз приїжджають у місто Берлін. Громадські бібліотеки сердечно вітають усіх. Безкоштовний читацький квиток для біженців надається на 3 місяці та без посвідки на проживання. цим квитком можна взяти на прокат 10 одиниць і користуватися нашими цифровими послугами. Більше інформації ви отримаєте у всіх бібліотеках. Знайти адреси прилеглих до вас бібліотек Ви можете в меню 'контакт'.

(EN) At the moment there are many refugees from Ukraine arriving in Berlin. All of them are also welcome in the public libraries of Berlin. For that there is a free library card for refugees for 3 months. It can be issued without a certificate of registration. You can borrow up to 10 media with it and use our digital offers as well. Ask for the library card for refugees at a library near you! You can find all locations under Contact.

(RU) Очень много беженцев из Украины сейчас приезжают в город Берлин. Публичные библиотеки сердечно приветствют всех. Бесплатный читательский билет для беженцев даётся на 3 месяца и без вида на жительство. С этим билетом можно взять на прокат 10 единиц и сверх того пользоваться нашими цифровыми услугами. Больше информации вы получите во всех библиотеках. Найти адреса близлежащих к Вам библиотек Вы можете в меню 'контакт'.

Reliable sources on the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has taken on new, frightening proportions since February 24. The facts are often unclear and sources difficult to verify. We have created and are constantly expanding a page with current media and research sources on the background and analysis of the conflict in Ukraine [GER].

Events on the Ukraine conflict at the ZLB

The Central and Regional Library (ZLB) offers several events on the background of the war in Ukraine. The political, economic and social consequences will also be considered and questions answered. All events on the war in Ukraine are available on the ZLB website [GER].

Good to know

Regular Maintenance

We carry out regular maintenance in our systems. The next shutdowns are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, 08-17-2022, from 9:00 pm until 10:45 pm
  • Wednesday, 09-21-2022, from 9:00 pm until 10:45 pm.
  • Wednesday, 10-19-2022, from 9:00 pm until 10:45 pm.
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Give a Whole Year of Library Fun

Simply use online registration to give away a library membership card for a year: Either as a fairytale gift card (German language) with fairies, wizards and unicorns or as a classic gift card (German language). Print out on your own!

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Learn German with VHS

Welcome to Berlin! The German course „Ich will Deutsch lernen“ has been moved: You can find free online courses, beginner and advanced, at the learning portal of VHS (Volkshochschulen).