Welcome to Germany’s library website "Bibliotheksportal"!
The "Bibliotheksportal", i.e. the Library Portal, is a cooperative information service offered by the Network of Excellence for Libraries (knb).
Together with general data, news and facts about the library sector, the Library Portal presents reflections and debates on the future role of libraries and examples of best practice, showcasing successful pioneering projects.
The aim of this English section is not just to inform international colleagues about this project, but also to provide them with information on the German library system in general.
A lot of project information is already available in English, e.g. about
- the Network of Excellence for Libraries (knb)
- its International Cooperation Programme and Advisory Service EU and External Funding
- and this website, the Library Portal.
Some English information on German libraries can be accessed here, too. For example:
- hot topics in the German library community collated by the Goethe-Institute
- “Portals to the Past and to the Future”, an overview publication of the history and structure Germany’s library system (PDF file can be accessed here)
- the homepage of the German National Library
Working in close cooperation with Germany’s National IFLA Committee, the Goethe-Institute, major German library associations and institutions as well as partners in other countries, we aim to offer more English content as this site develops.
Click on the links above or use the menu on the left to navigate through the individual sections.