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.
Information in different languages:
french english arabic turkish
With your library card you can borrow media like books (fiction and non-fiction) , childrens books, newspaper and magazines, comics, audio books, CDs, DVDs 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.
The borrowing periods are:
books: 4 weeks
CDs, Games, Magazines, Comics: 2 weeks
DVDs: between 2 days and 1 week
eBooks: 21 days, eAudio: 14 days, eMusic und eVideos: 7 days, eMagazines: 1 day, ePaper: 1 hour
The number of items is limited to 5
How much 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 DVDs, CDs and media with an extra labelling.
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.
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.