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Cologne Public Library

Cologne Public Library
Cologne Public Library

The Cologne Public Library (German: StadtBibliothek Köln) is among the biggest and most important public libraries in Germany. The central library is part of the ‘Kulturquartier’ (a cultural hub) near the Neumarkt. It is located at the Josef-Haubrich-Hof, with the new Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum (cultures of the world) in its immediate neighbourhood. Since 2008, Dr. Hannelore Vogt has been the director of the library.

The library system

The library system is made up of the central library, 11 branch libraries, a mobile library and several special collections. Within the local authorities, the library is affiliated to the department of art and culture. The library provides the residents of Cologne (about a million inhabitants) with information resources for education and training; in addition, there are many users from the region around Cologne and from neighbouring countries (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg).

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"My husband and I will be traveling to Cologne in May. I work as a children's storytime leader in our library in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA and would love to visit the youth department of the Cologne Public Library. I would really enjoy observing a preschool storytime, if that is possible. Is this something that could be arranged? Thank you for your time, Marlena Shuler" (posted 04/08/2016)

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