Stadtbibliothek Duisburg/Public Library, Germany

Copyright: Stadtbibliothek Duisburg, Photographer: Friedhelm Krischer
Copyright: Stadtbibliothek Duisburg, Photographer: Friedhelm Krischer

Name of the Library: Stadtbibliothek Duisburg/Public Library
Parent Organisation: Duisburg Municipality

Street Address: Steinsche Gasse 26
Postal Address: 47051 Duisburg
Telephone :+49-203-2832593
Web Address: http://www.stadtbibliothek-duisburg.de
Library Email: stadtbibliothek@stadt-duisburg.de
Type of Library :Central Library
Population served: 487.000
Project Type: New Building
Size (square metres): 7.000
Date of Completion: 2015
Architect: msp Architekten Strothmann, Dortmund
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Innenansicht1
Copyright: Stadtbibliothek Duisburg, Photographer: Friedhelm Krischer

Description
Innovative library for children: four houses for children at the age of 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 with books, dvds/blu rays and toys, different facilities for reading, parking place for baby buggies, special toilets for children, special reading and creative programs, exposition of illustrators, international children’s library with more than 6000 books in 18 different languages

  • Innovative library for juveniles: books for school as well as leisure time, console games and facilities for gaming within the library, 21 Pcs for research training for school classes, laptops on loan and usage within the library
  • Modern technology: charging via RFID, reservation of items with intelligent book shell, cash dispenser, laptops and dvd players on loan within the library, free usage of WLAN within the building, digital signposting system, Library Press Display (more than 2000 journals and newspapers from 95 countries in 54 languages) and Online Library (more than 20000 e-items) – usable as well within the library as at home.
  • Libraries for special topics: “Business qualification and job”, “How to live better”, “Parents”, “Environment”, “Consumer protection”
  • Special library for migrants and refugees: “Arriving in Germany”
  • Special Turkish Library with 12000 items
  • Schulmedienzentrum: Library with 15000 items (books, dvds, blu-rays, digital items on demand) for teachers at schools and nursery nurses at kindergarten
  • Music library with 18000 sheet music and baby grand piano
  • Four special working/meeting rooms (quiet zones)
  • Collection of 3500 ancient books starting with “Sachsenspiegel” (1385), bibles of 16th and 17th century
  • Regular author readings
  • Edition of literary catalogues
  • Italian Café
Lesehäuser für Kinder1
Copyright: Stadtbibliothek Duisburg, Photographer: Friedhelm Krischer

Awards, case studies, further information

Ein Blick durch das „Stadtfenster“ in die Zukunft. Die neue Zentralbibliothek in Duisburg hat ihren Betrieb aufgenommen, in: Buch und Bibliothek 67, H. 10 (2015), S. 616-621

Literatur als Herzenssache. Der Verein für Literatur und Kunst, die Stadtbibliothek und das literarische Leben in Duisburg seit 1912, Klartext Verlag: Essen 2012

Vom Sachsenspiegel bis zum eBook: Die Stadtbibliothek Duisburg als kommunales Informations-, Medien- und Kommunikationszentrum, Klartext Verlag: Essen 2016 (in preparation)

 

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