Stadtbücherei Gladbeck

Welcome to Germany - welcome to our library

How to use our library

The Public Library supports the integration of refugees and considers its wide range as a bridge between people and countries.

As different as the countries of origin , languages ??, experiences and motivations of individuals are - we all welcome you and provide any possible support for children , youth and adults.

Welcome words in german

Download registration form for our library in different languages:
  english   german   arabic   turkish

Books for refugees to borrow

Library card :

With your library card you can borrow media like books (fiction and non-fiction) , childrens books, newspaper and magazines, comics, audio books, CD, DVD and of course language training sets (book+audio).

Library cards are issued at the service desk in the library on presentation of a valid ID with photo and a residence certificate. The library card is not transferable.



Borrowing :

How long?
The borrowing periods are:
books : 4 weeks
CD, Games, magazines,Comics, Software : 2 weeks
DVD : between 2 days and 1 week
electronic media :
eBooks 21 days, eAudio 14 days, eMusic und eVideos 7 days, eMagazines 1 day, ePaper 1 hour

How many?
The number of items is limited to 5

What does it cost?
Our introductory offer for refugees provides 3 month free of charge. After this period you will need to pay the anual fee for Gladbeck Card holders which is 4,-€. Media like films, CDs and software with an extra labelling are excluded from this offer and an additional charge is taken from everyone for borrowing.


You can renew items twice provided the media have not been reserved by someone else and except for items ordered by interlibrary loan. Renewal is possible at all service desks in the library, by phone:: 02043-992658 or through internet in the online catalogue. Note that you will need your ID number and your password which is usually your date of birth (written like this: 01.02.1985). Renewals are free except for films, Cds and media with an extra labelling.

Return :

Items must be returned by the date shown on the receipt issued to you when borrowing. If you fail to return by that date, you will be charged a fine.
All items must be returned complete and undamaged. If anything should be damaged or lost, you will be required to pay for it.

Reservation :

You can reserve items that are currently on loan in the online catalogue or at our information desks. A charge of 1,-€ per item is due as soon as the reserved items are available for your use.

Other useful information

Download a free picture dictionary with more than 150 important and useful words in english and german Welcome ABC

Refugee-Radio des Westdeutschen Rundfunks

Learning german in schools and courses


Welcome to NRW App
Welcome to NRW

App Hallo Deutsch
Hallo Deutsch
(Phase 6)

Stadt der Wörter App
Lern deutsch - Stadt der Wörter

Ankommen App

Wappen Stadt Gladbeck

Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 8
45964 Gladbeck
Tel: 02043-99 26 56 stadtbuecherei@

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Mi.-Fr.   10-18 Uhr
Sa.      ....10-13 Uhr

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