Stadtbiblitohek Bremen, Germany


Name of the Library: Stadtbiblitohek Bremen
Parent Organisation: Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Street Address: Am Wall 201
Postal Address: 28195 Bremen
Telephone :
(incl Country code) +49 421 361 4757
Web Address:
Library Email:

Type of Library Central/ Main Library
Population served: all citizens of Bremen
Project Type: Conversion
Size (square metres): 8,600 sqm
Date of Completion 2004
Architect Thomas Klumpp, Bremen

Kindergartengruppe in der Kinderabteilung der Zentralbibliothek Bremen, Am Wall

External design: Façade of the old Central Police Station (1908) – Mario Puzo mentions the bulding in his novel: “The dark Arena “
Internal design: mix of old and new premises with special features like “Reading-Garten”, “Germany’s Thriller Library” (in the old Police Conference Room), 600sqm Children’s library on top floor, 300 sqm youth space “Teen Spirit”
Many partnerships: over 200 partners for exhibitions, programms etc. 75 % of the Bremen schools are “Partner Schools”; 50 % of Bremen’s Kindergartens are partners as well
Check-out / Check-in self-service since 2004 (actually installation of the next technical generations
Special kid’s website (
Opening hours per week: 50
More than 300 programs per years


Awards, case studies, further information
Initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas”


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