Zentralbibliothek Hamm, Germany

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Name of the Library: Zentralbibliothek Hamm
Parent Organisation: Stadtbüchereien Hamm im Deutschen Bibliotheksverband e.V.

Street Address: Heinrich-von-Kleist-Forum; Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1
Postal Address: D 59065 Hamm
Telephone : 0049-2381-175752
Web Address: http://www.hamm.de/stadtbuecherei
Library Email: stadtbuecherei@stadt.hamm.de

Type of Library:  Medium size town library
Population served: 177.000
Project Type (mark applicable): New Building
Size (square metres): 4.400 m² (special events area excluded)
Heinrich-von-Kleist-Forum in total 10.000 m²
Date of Completion: February 2010
Architect: applan mory/osterwalder/vielmo; Berlin/Stuttgart

Hamm Treppenhaus_1

Public library contains, presents and manages the data of the stocks of the neighbourhood University of Applied Sciences (in the same building)
Public library manages the data of the book stocks of municipal museum and municipal archive

Self-check (onloan and return); during night-time and weekends: exterior return station
automatic cash register
automated transporting and sorting system
new generation of OPAC (features to integrate electronic data included)
administration of ebook stocks in a network of appr. 40 libraries
(financial management via a registered association)
barrier-free access to all services
professional colour design
professional customer guiding system

festival of children’s and youth literature (spring)
intercultural week(s) (september)
literature festival (october/november)

social inclusion programs:
books for babies
books for pre-schoolers
abc-books (first-year pupils)
day of reading aloud (third-year pupils)
summer reading club
youth jury/youth reading competition

Hamm Sortier- und Förderanlage

Awards, case studies, further information
library (before the opening of the new building): library of the year 2005;

Case study (in English):
Central Library of Hamm. In: IFLA. Section on Library Buildings and Equipment. Newsletter 2011, No. 1, p. 14-17 (by Olaf Eigenbrodt)
Case studies (in German):
Hamm leistet sich ein neues Zentrum / Die Zentralbibliothek im Heinrich-von-Kleist-Forum steht für gelingenden Strukturwandel. In: Buch und Bibliothek 62 (2010), Nr. 11/12, S. 790–794 (by Olaf Eigenbrodt);
Die Zentralbibliothek der Stadtbüchereien Hamm in neuem Glanz. In: B.I.T.online 13 (2010) Nr. 3, p. 307-314 (by Volker Pirsich)

Further information: http://www.bibliotheksportal.de/themen/architektur/architekturportraets.html






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