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Welcome to the City Library of Reutlingen

With holdings of over 300,000 items, the City Library of Reutlingen offers you a wide selection of media: books, newspapers and magazines, language learning programs, sheet music, CDs, LPs, DVDs, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, maps, games, picture book slide shows and eMedia.
Besides using these materials in the library, you may also borrow most items for use at home.

Registration

  • To borrow library items you need a library card. You can apply for one at the lending desk in the main library or any one of the branch libraries.
  • Please bring along your identification card or passport.
  • Children between the ages of 7 and 14 must have written permission of a parent or guardian. Application forms are available at the lending desk.
  • For adults the user fee is 18,00 €/year or 3,00 €/month.There is no registration fee for children or youth under the age of 18.

Library card

  • By signing your library card you acknowledge the rules and regulations of the City Library of Reutlingen.
  • Your personal data will be stored in accordance with the current legal regulations on data privacy.
  • The library card is non-transferable and expires if not used for six years.
  • In case of a lost library card please inform the library promptly.
  • There is a fee of 5,00 € (children and youth under the age of 18: 2,50 €) for replacement.
  • Please notify us of changes in your name or address.
  • In case the library must trace a new address, a fee of 1,50 € will be charged.
  • The library card is valid for the main library and all branch libraries.

Lending policy

  • Items can be borrowed only upon presentation of a library card.
  • You may borrow up to a total of 70 items. Please note the restrictions for specific types of media.
  • The following items are not available for loan: newspapers, latest issues of magazines, encyclopedias and reference works.
  • Self-booking terminals are available on the ground floor and the first floor of the main library.
  • All loans from the main library and from those branch libraries which are automated will be shown on your library account.
  • You may return all borrowed items in the automated book return units on the ground floor of the main library and outside the library.
  • Please notify us promptly if any library item has been damaged or lost. Replacement fees for damaged or lost items will be applied according to the fee schedule in the user guidelines of the City Library of Reutlingen.

Lending period

  • The lending period for all tangible items is 4 weeks.
  • The due date for each item borrowed can be found on the account slip you receive with each transaction.
  • Due dates for eMedia vary by type. They can be found in the help section on the Neckar-Alb eLending website.

Renewal of due date

  • There are several ways to renew the lending period
  1. at a catalog terminal by logging in to your account
  2. within your account on our website: www.stadtbibliothek-reutlingen.de
  3. at the lending desk with your library card
  4. by postcard or letter
  5. by telephone: 07121 303-2841
  6. by telefax: 07121 303-2831
  7. by email: stadtbibliothek@reutlingen.de
  8. The lending period can be renewed no earlier than two weeks prior to the due date.
  • Items which have been reserved for another user cannot be renewed.
  • The lending period of eMedia borrowed through eLending Neckar-Alb cannot be renewed.

Overdue items

  • If you do not return items by the due date or renew the lending period, an overdue fee will be charged.
  • The overdue fee per item and per week is:
  1. adults: 2,00 €
  2. children and youth under the age of 18: 1,00 €

Reserving items already on loan

  • If an item you wish to borrow is already on loan, you can reserve it
  1. at one of the information desks
  2. at a catalog terminal in the library
  3. on the library website
  • As soon as the reserved item is available, you will receive a written notice.
  • From the date the notice is mailed, each item will be reserved for 1 week in your name.
  • It will be available at the lending desk in the library which you have designated when placing your request.
  • When picking up reserved items, please bring the library card with which the reservation was made.
  • Upon pick-up of reserved materials, a fee of 1,00 € per item will be due.
  • Cancellation of a reservation at no charge is only possible before the pick up notice has been issued.
  • There ist no charge for reserving eMedia offered by the eLending Neckar-Alb.

Intra-library lending

  • If an item you wish to borrow is available at a different branch of the Reutlingen library system, you can request it be sent to a branch library of your choice at an information desk.
  • As soon as the reserved item is available, you will receive a written notice. From the date the notice is mailed, each item will be reserved for 1 week in your name.
  • When picking up reserved materials, please bring the library card with which the reservation was made.
  • Upon pick-up, fee of 1,00 € per item will be charged.

Desiderata

  • You are most welcome to recommend new items for the library to purchase.
  • For a fee of 1,00 € we will notify you when your request has been fulfilled.

Interlibrary loan

  • Books, journal articles and sheet music which the library does not hold can be requested from other libraries through the interlibrary loan system.
  • Order forms and further details can be obtained in the main library at the information desk in the reference library.
  • The fee for an interlibrary loan is 1,50 € plus delivery charges. In certain cases additional fees for photocopies will be applicable.

Library catalog

  • The library catalog offers you following functions:
  1. search the collection
  2. reserve items currently on loan, or cancel a reservation
  3. view and print-out your user account
  4. view your personal user data
  5. change your password
  6. renew loan periods
  7. renew the user fee

Information services

If you have difficulty finding your way about the library, need some reader’s guidance or seek specialized information, please consult the library staff at the information desks.

How things work

  • We can show you how to make use of the library and its services. Dates for library orientation are announced in the monthly events program and on our website.
  • We will be happy to schedule tours for school classes and other groups.

Events and exhibitions

  • Our printed monthly calendar and our website provide details about the wide variety of events and exhibits in the library.
  • Early ticket sales and reservations can be made at the music library, telephone 07121 303-2847 or in the branch library where an event is scheduled.

A few closing remarks

  • While visiting the library, please lock up purses, carrying bags, backpacks etc. in the lockers. At the lending desk you may purchase cotton carrying bags for 1,50 € and plastic bags for 0,10 €.
  • Food and drink are not permitted.
  • A vending machine for paying fees and changing coins is located on the ground floor of the main library.
  • There are photocopier located on the ground floor, in the reference library and on the first floor of the main library as well as in the branch libraries in Betzingen, Orschel-Hagen, Rommelsbach and Sondelfingen.
  • A terminal for adding eCash to your library account (for printouts and photocopying) is located on the first floor of the main library.
  • Internet access is available in the reference library, in the adult section, in the music library as well as in the branch libraries in Betzingen, Orschel-Hagen, Rommelsbach and Sondelfingen. With a valid library card you may use the internet for one hour a day at no charge.
  • There are desktop computers with internet access available in the reference library and in the music library.
  • PCs with computer games are available in the Children’s Library and in the branch libraries in Betzingen, Orschel-Hagen, Rommelsbach and Sondelfingen. For teenagers there is a Playstation with rotating games in the youth library.

Further information about library use can be found in the User Guidelines of the City Library of Reutlingen, which is available at the lending desk of the main library and at the branch libraries.
If you have any further questions, please consult our library team.
We welcome your suggestions, criticism and praise and wish you an enjoyable stay in your City Library of Reutlingen.

Loans, renewals and reservations
Summary of options


Maximum Numbers of Itemes Renewal Possible
Books, sheet music, language learning sets, audio books 70 yes
Magazines 10 no
Children's CDs and Youth Audio Books
20 yes
Music CDs 20 no
CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs
20 yes
DVDs 20
no
Maps (not in branch libraries) 10 yes
Games 10 yes
Wii Games 5 no
Playstation Games 5 no
Xbox Games 5 no
eMedia 20 no

 

Lending privileges
For persons 18 years and older annual fee 18,00 €
For persons 18 years and older pay-by-the-month fee 3,00 €
Replacement of libary card
Adults 5,00 €
Children and youth under the age of 18 2,50 €

Overdue fines
Per item and per week


Adults 2,00 €
Children and youth adults under the age of 18 1,00 €
Reservation notice and desiderata notice 1,00 €

Interlibrary loan from an external library

(not available in branch of libraries)

1,50 €
Photocopies / Printouts

DIN A4 0,10 €
DIN A3 0,20 €

DIN A4 in color

0,60 €
DIN A3 in color 1,20€

Further details about these fees can be found in our users' regulations posted on the ground floor of the main library and in all branch libraries.

Contact

Main Library
Spendhausstraße 2
72764 Reutlingen

Opening hours

Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Telephone numbers

07121

Main office/Director 303-2859
Lending desk 303-2841
Information desk first floor 303-2846
Reference library 303-2845
Childrens library 303-2844
Youth library 303-2850
Music library 303-2847
Events 303-2855

Telefax

Loan renewals 303-2831
Administration 303-2821

E-Mail www.stadtbibliothek@reutlingen.de

URL www.stadtbibliothek-reutlingen.de

 

Betzingen Branch Library

Im Wasen 5

Opening hours
72770 Reutlingen Tuesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Telephone 07121 580208 Tuesday through Friday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Telefax 07121 576910
E-Mail stadtbibliothek.zw-betzingen@reutlingen.de

Bronnweiler Branch Library

Im Wiesaztal 17 Opening hours
72770 Reutlingen Tuesday 3:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.

Gönningen Branch Library

Kirchstraße 2 Opening hours
72770 Reutlingen Tuesday and Thursday
Telephone 07072 1399767 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
E-Mail: Stadtbibliothek.zw-goenningen@reutlingen.de

Mittelstadt Branch Library

Neckartenzlinger Straße 24 Opening hours

72766 Reutlingen

Wednesday and Friday 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Telephone 07127 972317
E-Mail: Stadtbibliothek.zw-mittelstadt@reutlingen.de

Oferdingen Branch Library

Mittelstädter Straße 12 Opening hours
72768 Reutlingen

Tuesday 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tursday 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ohmenhausen Branch Library

Waldorfschule Opening hours
Hornstraße 40 Tuesday 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
072760 Reutlingen

Telephone 07121 63022


Telefax school 07121 509926

Orschel-Hagen Branch Library

Dresdner Platz 4 Opening hours
72760 Reutlingen Tuesday througt Friday 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Telephone 07121 630226
Telefax 07121 963006
E-Mail stadtbibliothek.zw-orschelhagen@reutlingen.de

Römerschanze Branch Library

Römerschanzschule Opening hours
Sonnenstraße 70

Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

72760 Reutlingen
Telephone 07121 338825

Rommelsbach Branch Library

Würrtemberger Straße 5 Opening hours
72768 Reutlingen

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday throught Friday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Telephone 07121 965985
Telefax 07121 965987
E-Mail stadtbibliothek.zw-rommelsbach@reutlingen.de

Sondelfingen Branch Library

Reichenecker Straße 73 Opening hours
72766 Reutlingen Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Telephone 07121 479867
Telefax 07121 4348553
E-Mail stadtbibliothek.zw-sondelfingen@reutlingen.de