City library

Reading and more

Books, magazines, CD-ROMs – and that’s not all: the city library is represented 15 times in the field of education in the City of Mannheim. About 800,000 people per year make use of this wide range of services in the area of education, culture and recreation. The city library team provides access to and offers consulting services in education, information and knowledge. Special emphasis is devoted to the active promotion of reading and language for children and young people. The city library is working together with numerous partners ranging from kindergartens over schools to cultural institutions and companies.

In addition to the core services, the city library offers more than 600 events and about 600 guided tours reaching 24,000 people by these activities alone. Besides the large central library, the library for children and young people and the music library in the city centre, there are eleven branches in the districts as well as “MoBi”, the mobile library, which almost stops at your front door.

The “Metropol Card” is a low-cost library card that is valid for the city libraries of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Speyer, Frankenthal, Brühl, Plankstadt, Bad Dürkheim, Ketsch, Oftersheim, Ladenburg and Heddesheim – a Germany-wide unique offer in this form!