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Multimedia Reading Room

The information desk is the first port of call for users requiring help or information. The staff will provide assistance on all library-related matters, literature searches, the reference library, electronic publications and on the provision of electronic media (CD-ROMs, audio CDs, DVDs etc.).

The reference library of the Multimedia Reading Room contains a selection of printed works on topics such as the Internet, multimedia and different types of application software. Part of the reference library of the German Exile Archive 1933–1945 is also available for use here, including literature by and about individuals from the exile period.

The reading room computers provide access to the catalogue (available only in German), the full texts of the online resources (such as e-books, music files and digitised content), the e-paper collection and to the Electronic Reference Library (EHB). Electronic publications (CD-ROMs, audio CDs, DVDs etc.) can be accessed on specially designated computers.

Gramophone records, audio cassettes, slides etc. from the archives of the German National Library can be used in the mediatheque during the opening hours of the information desk. The range of services also includes a workplace for the blind and visually impaired.

Copying options (paper copies or USB downloads of scans taken from printed media) are available. Microfilms and microfiches can be viewed and print-outs made. Free Internet use is available at the fixed Internet terminals and via Wi-Fi on users' own mobile devices.

Arbeitsplätze im Multimedialesesaal in der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek in Frankfurt am Main Arbeitsplätze im MultimedialesesaalFoto: Stephan Jockel, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek

Frequently asked questions on use of the library in Frankfurt am Main (FAQ) (available only in German)

Opening hours:

Reading rooms

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Issues desk

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Phone +49 69 1525-2510

Information desk

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00–16:00
Phone +49 69 1525-2500

Last update: 16.05.2019

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