Berlin Central and Regional Library
|Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin (ZLB)|
|English||Berlin Central and Regional Library|
|Type||City and Regional library|
|Legal deposit||Yes, Berlin Senate and State|
|Access and use|
|Circulation||4.24 million (2008)|
|Director||Hans Joachim Rieseberg|
The Berlin Central and Regional Library (German: Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin) or ZLB is the official library of the City and State of Berlin, Germany. It was established as a Foundation by two State laws, initially in 1995 and amended in 2005, combining the following institutions:
- American Memorial Library (German: Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek), one of the largest public libraries in Berlin opened in 1954 and initially co-funded with a grant from the United States
- Berlin City Library (German: Berliner Stadtbibliothek), the municipal library of the city founded in 1901
- Berlin Senate Library (German: Senatsbibliothek Berlin), the official library of the Berlin Senate, founded on 22 December 1948.
- Berlin General Catalog (German: Berliner Gesamtkatalog or BGK)
In 2011 the library system had more than 3.4 million electronic and printed media.
The Foundation is a legal deposit library for all publications appearing in Berlin. The ZLB also has significant historical and estate collections, and operates the Center for Berlin Studies in Ribbeck-House. The ZLB is a member of the Public Libraries in Berlin (VÖBB) and the Cooperative Library Network of Berlin-Brandenburg (KOBV). Partner libraries are the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Rudomino All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow.
- Berlin-Kreuzberg Blücherplatz 1 (American Memorial Library)
- Berlin-Mitte Breite Strasse 30-36 (Berlin City Library)
- Berlin-Charlottenburg (Berlin Senate Library)
- Website of the ZLB in English, retrieved 01-Mar-2012
- New Building for Central Regional Library defended 28.02.2012 at rbb Online (German), retrieved 01-Mar-2012.
- ZLB Official Website (German)
- Website der of the Berlin Senate Library
- VÖBB Online Catalog with the holdings of the ZLB
- E-Loan to the Berlin public libraries