Name of the Library:Zentral- und Landesbibliothek / Central and Regional library Berlin
Berliner Stadtbibliothek: Breite Straße 30-36, 10178 Berlin
Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek: Blücherplatz 1, 10961 Berlin
Postal Address: Postfach 610179, 10922 Berlin
Telephone : 0049-30-90226-401
Web Address: http://www.zlb.de
Library Email: http://www.zlb.de/service/fragen-sie-uns/online-auskunft.html
Type of Library : Central/ Main Library, Regional Library
Population served: Berlin: 3,5 Mio
Project Type: Conversion , Refurbishment
Size (square metres):
Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek (AGB): 2.500 qm (public), 7.500 qm (total)
Berliner Stadtbibliothek (BStB): 4.500 qm (public), 26.500 qm (total)
Date of Completion:
AGB: 1954, Conversion/refurbishment: 2013/214
BStB: 1968; Conversion/refurbishment: 2011/2012/2015
AGB: Fritz Bornemann, Willy Kreuer
The Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin (ZLB) is the largest public library in Germany. Two branches house our 3.4 million media for your use.
At the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek in Kreuzberg you will find the humanities and fine arts, fiction, films, music, and the art library. Our children’s and young adult library is also located here, along with its learning centre.
The Berliner Stadtbibliothek in Mitte houses the subjects of natural sciences, medicine, and economics as well as the Senatsbibliothek Berlin, home of urban studies and law. The Berlin-Studien and Historische Sammlungen collections of the ZLB have their own reading rooms where you can peruse extensive collections about Berlin’s past and present.
As Berlin’s state library, it is our mission to collect all printed works, data, and sound carriers that are published in Berlin, as well as the official publications of the state of Berlin.
The Foundation of the Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin was created in 1995 out of the fusion of the Berliner Stadtbibliothek at Schlossplatz in the eastern part and the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek at Hallesches Ufer in the western part of Berlin.
The ZLB is one of the most frequently visited cultural and educational institutions in Berlin. Future plans will hopefully consolidate the library at one location.
Awards, case studies, further information
2014: Themenraum-App (Topic-room-App): “Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects” from ALA “American Library Association”
2014: Innovationspreis digitab