In the city library, all on-site services can be used free of charge. A library card is required to borrow books and other media. Registration for this is possible at the counter in the entrance area of the city library.
One card, many options: With the library card, all digital services of the public library can be used free of charge, as well as interlibrary loans. The library card is not transferable to other persons.
Registration and fee for adults
Registration and fee for children and youth
The ID card is free of charge for children and young people up to 18 years of age. Children and young people under 14 years of age need the written consent of their parents on the registration card, which is handed in at the time of registration. From the age of 14, a valid child or student ID is sufficient.
Groups of persons exempt from the annual fee
Registration and fee for employees of educational institutions
Pay annual fee
Those who are new to the public library or wish to renew their library card can pay the annual fee in person at the public library during opening hours, either in cash or by Girocard.
Alternatively, the annual fee can be automatically debited from the checking account by direct debit. Advantage: The validity of the library card can no longer expire. Simply print out the form for the direct debit authorization by SEPA direct debit (PDF) (76 KB), fill it out and send it by mail to the public library or bring it by in person.
The direct debit authorization can be cancelled at any time. The cancellation (PDF) (84 KB) must be received in writing at the public library at least four weeks before the expiration of the card validity.
Give a gift certificate
365 days of reading, viewing and listening pleasure! The city library voucher can be redeemed at any time and is valid for twelve months from then on. It can be given as a gift to a new customer or to someone who already has a library card. The voucher then includes an extension of the expiration period.
Lost your library card? Report loss
Anyone who has lost their library card must report the loss immediately to the public library by phone 07222 972-8504, e-mail or on site. The account will then be blocked to prevent misuse. A new library card costs 3 euros and requires on-site registration.
City library barrier-free accessible
Tue: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wed: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Regulations for use and charges (PDF) (154 KB)
- SEPA mandate request (PDF) (76 KB)
- SEPA mandate cancellation (PDF) (84 KB)