Information in English and other languages
Offers we can make
Interested in all kind of media? You are welcome!
You can get: Books, magazines, language courses, feature films, audiobooks, maps, music CDs, computer games and console games for adults and children.
But first of all you need a library card.
For Children and Parents
Marburg City Library is a really attractive place for kids and teenagers. Kids can meet friends, read or simply relax there. Great attractions are special events for children. We offer funny, exciting and interesting picture books and children’s books.
You will find books for young people, fiction and non-fiction, reference books and books in many languages. There are also audiobooks for children, computer games, magazines, comics and films.
How to get a Library Card
It‘s easy and just takes a few minutes! You can get the Library Card for a small fee.
Documents you Need:
Your ID card
A Passport with registration certificate
Specific residence title/arrival certificate
You certainly understand that there are rules in a city library. With your signature on your Library Card you have accepted them.
What about children under 14?Fathers or mothers have to sign. People, who are in charge of children, have to sign for those children, too. Your Library Card can’t be used by any other person.
You can borrow:
Books, language courses, maps and computer games for 4 weeks – no payment
Magazines, audiobooks and music CDs for 2 weeks – no payment
Films and console games – for 2 weeks – a small fee must be paid.
After borrowing those media you get a piece of paper. You find the date of return on it!
Returning borrowed media
Please don’t forget to return the books, CDs etc. in time!What to do if the library is closed? No problem! At the back of the building there is a return box. Put the borrowed media into it.
You missed the date of return? We are very sorry, but in such a case you have to pay a fine.
Avoiding any trouble we ask you to be very careful with all our media. We are very sorry, but in cases of lost or damage you have to replace the book, CD, computer game etc.
Renew and Reserve
You want to keep the media longer but the date of return is soon? Contact us! You may do so by a visit, by phone or visit our Website. We are very sorry, but films, console games or media reserved by others can’t be borrowed for a further period.
You may place a reservation of media, which are borrowed by other people. It doesn’t cost much.
Guided Tours for Children and Adults
Teachers or other adults can book guided tours for their classes or a group of children. We are sure that this is the best way how to learn and enjoy the variety of media we can offer. There are also tours for people attending German courses and integration courses.
Please contact us:
Are you interested in learning German? You will find books in Easy German, dictionaries, language courses and audiobooks. There are also books and courses for “German as a Foreign Language” (DaF – “Deutsch als Fremdsprache”) available. If you like you can stay and learn here.
If you need help, please contact a member of our staff.
Your library card gives you the chance to read books, newspapers and magazines on your computer, e-reader or tablet free of Charge. You like listening to audio-books or love watching films? Using our e-library you can download them.
The address is: www.OnleiheVerbundHessen.de
Internet and WLAN / Wi-Fi
You want to use the Internet in our library?
You may use WLAN/Wi-Fi free of charge for two hours. You just need your own mobile phone, a tablet etc. But don’t forget, your library card is necessary in order to get a password. Please ask a member of our staff for it. Certainly, you can use the internet, too. There are some computers on the first floor. There is only a small fee.
Visitors in wheelchairs or parents with babies or toddlers in prams or pushchairs can use the back entrance of the city library. Please ring the bell! Inside our building you may use our lift.
Any other Questions?
We would be very pleased to help!
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