Düsseldorf libraries providing return- and loan-service

Düsseldorf Central Library providing return- and loan-service

From Wednesday 13 January 2021 library users will be able to return borrowed items and collect pre-ordered books and other media during our current opening hours (Monday-Friday 10am-7pm; Saturdays 10am-2pm. You can pre-order books using our online catalogue, by telephone on 0211-8994399 or by email at stbvormerkungen@duesseldorf.de.

Five branch libraries providing return- and loan-service

Benrath, Bilk, Derendorf, Gerresheim und Kaiserswerth libraries will also be providing a book return and collection service. You will be able to return and collect pre-ordered items during the usual opening hours only. Please note: Up to five items can be ordered without charge using our online catalogue. It is also possible to place orders for items by title or topic via telephone or email.

Contact details and a guide to using the online catalogue can be found on our german homepage. Items reserved or ordered prior to the temporary closure of the libraries can also be collected, following notification that they are ready for collection. A library card is required for both return and collection of items at the Central Library. At the branch libraries a library card is required only for the collection of pre-ordered items.

The opening times and contact details for the branch libraries are as follows: Mondays and Thursdays: 2pm-7pm; Wednesdays and Fridays: 11am-1pm, 2pm-5pm; Saturdays 11am-1pm. All branch libraries are closed on tuesdays.

  • Benrath, Urdenbacher Allee 6, phone 0211 89-97187, E-Mail stbbenrath@duesseldorf.de
  • Bilk, Friedrichstraße 127, phone 0211 89-99290, E-Mail stbbilk@duesseldorf.de
  • Derendorf, Blücherstraße 10, phone 0211 89-24108, E-Mail stbderendorf@duesseldorf.de
  • Gerresheim, Heyestraße 4, phone 0211 89-24122, E-Mail stbgerresheim@duesseldorf.de
  • Kaiserswerth, Kaiserswerther Markt 22, phone 0211 89-94110, E-Mail stbkaiserswerth@duesseldorf.de

Renewals The return dates for all borrowed items and the expiry dates of library cards will be extended until 31 March 2021. It is therefore not necessary to visit a library branch immediately during the first days of our reopening, meaning long waiting times can be avoided.


Libraries and services


  • Library at the main station:
    Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz 1
    D-40227 Düsseldorf

  • Opening times:
    Monday - Friday
    11 am – 8 pm,
    Saturday 11 am – 2 pm

  • Informations in several languages


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