Stadtbüchereien Düsseldorf


November 2021 move into the new premises. The internal layout of the new Central Library provides 14 different zones across two floors for learning, knowledge exchange, communication and inspiration. Level 1 – The Heart__ The expansive Plaza foyer of the reception area leads visitors directly into the entrance of the Central Library. The scent of coffee greets visitors, luring them into the café. The Info-Point offers the first orientation point. This open, transparent area invites visitors into the ‘Heart’ – Level 1, the pulsating business centre of the library. The LibraryLab entices with digital services, the Children’s and Youth libraries pulsate with life, while knowledge is imbibed in the School Centre, and daily newspapers devoured at the reading tables. The multipurpose Freiraum, the Forum, the Herzkammer and Stadtfenster event rooms – Level 1 offers plenty of inspirational and interactive spaces for experimentation and exchange of ideas. Level 2 – The Head__ A light-saturated staircase leads visitors a level higher into the Central Library’s ‘Head’. This floor is arranged in a clear ring layout to boost orientation and encourage work and learning. A total of 600 study desks over the two floors provide ample space for learners to work. Furniture and room melt into a friendly, harmonious whole thanks to a colour-, materialand light-concept. Closed Lernboxen (individual study rooms) allow total concentration. Seating with views across the city creates a relaxed working environment. In good weather the fully accessible 300 square-metre Dachgarten (roof garden) offers an area for relaxation in fresh air.



Audio June 11 2024

All About Books: Katy Conneely, Dublin City FM on the 2024 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony

In her 'All About Books' podcast Katy Conneely attends the Winning Ceremony of the 2024 Dublin Literary Award on 23rd May 2024 and provides some highlights of the ceremony
Video June 5 2024

2024 Dublin Literary Award Winners Mircea Cărtărescu and Sean Cotter In Conversation

Mircea Cărtărescu and Sean Cotter, winners of the 2024 Dublin Literary Award take an in-depth look at the winning title, Solenoid with Alex Clarke as part of International Literature Festival Dublin.
Video May 31 2024

Dublin Literary Award 2024 Winner Announcements Highlights

Romanian author Mircea Cărtărescu and translator Sean Cotter have been announced as winners of the 2024 Dublin Literary Award on Thursday 23rd of May, for the novel Solenoid.
Video May 8 2024

Alexis Wright – Praiseworthy Q&A

Q&A with Alexis Wright, one of the six shortlisted authors for the 2024 Dublin Literary Award in which she discusses her passion for libraries and explores the influences behind her novel Praiseworthy


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