The ZLB makes it possible for everyone to access knowledge, education and culture for free. It is a community hub, and place for sharing. Here, the city shares its knowledge; here, we share media, technologies and spaces. Here, people meet for conversations and discussions; here, participation is actively demonstrated in the analogue as well as the digital world.
As the Berlin state library, we are also tasked with collecting everything that is published locally in print, and all data and audio recordings released in Berlin.
The ZLB is a foundation that is entirely publicly funded; its current general director is Mr Volker Heller.
Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
VideoJune 2 2023
Highlights from the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony
Katja Oskamp and translator Jo Heinrich win the prize for Marzahn, Mon Amour.
VideoMay 26 2023
2023 Award Winners in Conversation with Rick O’Shea
Author, Katja Oskamp and translator, Jo Heinrich in conversation.
VideoMay 25 2023
Flowers Say it Better, Love – A poem by Sarah Creighton Keogh
Commissioned for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony.