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Welcome to our Library!

Town and District Public Library Osterburg-Stendal

  • Town Library in a half timbered house at the Big Market
  • Our BookBus that drives throughout the countryside
  • Bookshelves in our library
  • Bookshelves in our library
  • Bookshelves in our library

About our library

Our public library consists of two parts – the town library located in Osterburg and the mobile library (BookBus) that drives throughout the district “Landkreis Stendal”.

You can find our town library in a half-timbered house at the Big Market. It is protected as a historic monument. Here the visitor can feel each day how the heart beats for literature in our town. The library with plenty of timber, alcoves and reading tables exudes warmness as if you just came home. Children go on a journey of imagination in the reading ship, whereas their parents delve among the shelves in the relaxed atmosphere, sit down in the reading room or can surf in the internet.

Our BookBus goes on journey nearly every day and lends books, dvds, cds and other media to the people living in the countryside. About 100 places are on the schedule of our BookBus which comes to each place every two respectively three weeks. Have a look on the BookBusSchedule and find out if it comes to your place. Just enter your place in the search field and press "Suchen".

By organising author readings, concerts and literature-days we try to contribute to the culture life in Osterburg and the region.

You are very welcome to visit or join us!


Media & Service

Media:

  • novels
  • children's books
  • books for young people
  • non-fiction
  • guidebooks
  • magazines and local press
  • audiobooks
  • music-cds
  • movies
  • software and games for PC, Wii ans Nintendo DS
  • eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, eVideo (online content)
  • board games*

Service:

  • interlibrary loan (non-fiction that is not available in our library, for research t. ex.)
  • online catalogue
  • online account (renewing and placing holds)
  • Internet-access*
  • print and copy facilities*
  • author readings and other culture events
  • projects with pupils
  • activities for children*
  • helping to find books and other media in the library or via interlibrary loan

* only in the town library


How to join the library?

If you are interested in joining the library or the BookBus you have to get a Library Card which enables you to:

  • borrow books, dvds, cds, magazines and more
  • use the internet in the library for free
  • search the catalogue and place holds through our website

How much is the Library Card?

Yearly fee for using the Town Library or the BookBus:

adult
12,00 €
child / teenager (under age 18)
free
family / couple
15,00 €
reduced
6,00 €


How do I get a Library Card?

It's easy and just takes a few minutes! Visit our local library in Osterburg or the BookBus when it comes to your place. Feel free to ask our staff.

  • read the rules and regulations (as listed below)
  • complete and sign the registration form
  • if you're under 18 the registration form has to be signed by a parent or legal guardian
  • in case you are an exchange student under 18 your hostmother or hostfather may sign
  • show your identification (e.g. passport)
  • leave the fee (as listed above)

Rules & Regulations (Town Library)

General:

You always need to bring your Library Card with you if you want to borrow books and other materials.

Borrowing periods:

  • Books and other materials are loaned for a period of 4 weeks.
  • Movies and documentations on dvd and video are loaned for a period of 1 week.

Renewing borrowing periods:

  • By renewing your items before the due date, you may avoid fines and extend your borrowing time on selected items.
  • You may renew the borrowing period of your items generally twice.
  • You may renew via telephone, online-account, e-mail or directly at the information desk.
  • The following items may not be renewed: games for Wii and Nintendo DS, overdue items, items in high demand, items on hold

Fines:

The library charges fines on overdue materials to encourage patrons to return items on time. Fines are charged on late materials on a calendar day basis:

  • books and other materials (except dvd/video): 0,20 € per item per day
  • movies/documentations on dvd/video: 1,00 € per item per day

Fines are also charged on materials that have been lost or damaged:

  • full price or replacement for lost/damaged items and interior
  • fixed price (3,00 €) for lost/damaged items so far the materials are still useable (till example lost cover of a book)
  • lost/damaged Library Card: 5,00 €
  • lost/damaged key to wardrobe-closet: 10,00 €

Other fees:

The library charges fees for the following services:

  • copy/print (DIN A4): 0,10 € per page
  • copy/print (DIN A3): 0,20 € per page
  • Internet per half an hour: 1,00 € (only for Persons without a Library Card)
  • interlibrary loan: 3,00 € per item

Using the Internet in the library:

  • Persons who own a Library Card may use the Internet for free.
  • Persons who don’t own a Library card have to pay a fee (1,00 € per half an hour)
  • Every user gets a personal login which allows him – once he is registered – to use the Internet without asking at the information desk.
  • In case somebody misuses the Internet (till example: illegal downloading) the library will backtrack the misuse by the users login and will get him in charge of any costs that may appear.

Rules & Regulations (BookBus)

General:

You always need to bring your Library Card with you if you want to borrow books and other materials from the BookBus.

Borrowing periods:

Books and other materials are loaned for a period of 2 respectively 3 weeks according to the BookBusSchedule.

Renewing borrowing periods:

  • By renewing your items before the due date, you may avoid fines and extend your borrowing time on selected items.
  • You may renew the borrowing period of your items generally 3 times.
  • You may renew via telephone, online-account, e-mail or personal in the BookBus.
  • The following items may not be renewed: games for Wii and Nintendo DS, overdue items, items in high demand, items on hold

Fines:

The BookBus charges fines on overdue materials to encourage patrons to return items on time.

  • Fines are charged on late materials based on the schedule of the BookBus.

Fines are also charged on materials that have been lost or damaged:

  • full price or replacement for lost/damaged items and interior
  • fixed price (3,00 €) for lost/damaged items so far the materials are still useable (e.g. lost cover of a book)
  • lost/damaged Library Card: 5,00 €

Reach and find us here!

Stadt- und Kreisbibliothek Osterburg-Stendal / Fahrbücherei
Großer Markt 10
39606 Hansestadt Osterburg (Altmark)

Telephone Town Library: 49 (0) 39 37 / 89 53 09
Telephone BookBus: 49 (0) 39 37 / 8 29 74
Mobile phone BookBus: 49 (0) 171 / 10 13 14 5
Fax: 49 (0) 39 37 / 89 53 10
E-Mail: bibliothek@osterburg.de

Opening hours & Map:

MON + TUE: 10 - 17 / WED: closed / THU: 10 - 18 / FRI: 10 - 16 /
SAT: klick here / SUN: closed

Map Town and District Library in Osterburg

auch bei uns: Digitale Medien ausleihen und downloaden

Die Bibliothek und die Fahrbücherei erhalten jährlich Fördergelder vom Land Sachsen-Anhalt zum Kauf neuer Medien und zur Durchführung von Leseprojekten. Herzlichen Dank dafür!

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