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Marvellous that you are interested in the public library of Werne!

Where you can find us & opening times


Moormannplatz 12
59368 Werne
Phone: 02389/925170
Fax 02389/9251720

Opening times:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 12 noon & 2 pm to 6 pm
Wednesday 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturday 10 am to 12 noon


Bus connection: via all bus lines in Werne at bus stop "Stadthaus", or via bus lines S10, S80, R14, R81 at bus stop "Markt"
Parking: On the parking levels of Woolworth & TEDi next to our building or along the street "Bült".

Our media

Books and much more ...
50.000 books and other media are held in the library.

You could find the following particularly interesting:

  • Free Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Internet workstations, a workstation with MS Word and a printer as well as a multimedia PC for children.
  • Language courses "German as a foreign language" in form of books, media boxes (book + audio cassette; book + CD)
  • Novels in different languages 
  • Children' books in different languages 
  • Photocopier

We are providing the following media in German:

  • Non-fiction books and professional books for school, job, further education, hobby...
  • Reference books for a lot of subject fields (directories, dictionaries...)
  • Novels, stories, poems, dramas, biographies
  • Children's books
  • Newspapers, magazines and periodicals (in English "Spotlight", in french "Ecoute")
  • DVD-video (discs, mostly films, some children's films)
  • Music-CDs
  • Literature talking books (CDs), a few also in English
  • Children's talking books (CDs) 
  • Comics
  • Language courses
  • New: Games for Playstation, XBox1 and Wii U

You can borrow up to 25 items on one time.

How to get a library card? (you don't need it e.g. for only visiting or using Wi-Fi)

To get registered you need:

  • a "Aufenthaltsgestattung" or "Aufenthaltstitel" - NOT: "Duldung" + an official certificate with your adress.
  • your passport (and a certificate of the registration office with your actual address on it)
  • (if applicable) a certificate of one of the authorities, e.g. the job centre or the social security office, and your passport in case of reduced fee for unemployed persons etc.

Children (up to 18 years) need a signature of the parents/person having parental authority on the library card - so it's meaningful that parents and children appear in company for the registration.

Please let us know any change of address immediatly or in case of loss of your library card. 
You will be liable for all items on your card unless you have reported your card lost or stolen.
When you sign the card, you agree to the library borrowing conditions.
The library card can't be used by any other persons.

Of course you can visit the library without any registration. May be just to drink a cup of coffee and read a magazine ;)

The library card is not transferable.

Our fees

Annual fee:

A full membership card is valid for one year and may be extended. It costs 15.- € per year for adult persons. 

Children up to the age of 18  are free!

People with legitimate claim for a reduced fee, as for pupils, students, trainees, persons doing community service, unemployed persons with certificate of the job centre or people who are on socialsecurity pay a reduced fee of only 7,50 € per year.

Partnership fee is 20.- € per year (for life partners living under the same address and married couples)

Once only loan: 4.- € (max. 5 pieces, no prolongation)

Fines for overdues - only if you are too late with the return:

Media returned or renewed too late are chargeable:
a) per item for the first week 1.- € (plus postage plus potential media fees for DVD/Blu-Ray)
b) per item for the second week + 1.50 € (plus postage plus potential media fees for DVD/Blu-Ray)
c) in case of recorded delivery (= 3. overdue notice) + 2.- € per item + postage + service charge

Two renewals are possible for 4 week lendable media (e.g. books), but only if there are no reserves on the item, one renewal only for our 2 week lendable media.

You can renew your items by phone call 24 hours a day (call 02389-925170, answering machine outside opening hours) or in our catalogue system ("WOK") on You'll always need your library card number (E.......) and your birthday as password (form: for the catalogue system.

Each time you borrow a media item, you will receive a receipt indicating the day you should return the items to the library.

The use of internet (except WiFi) is not included in the membership fee.

We hope to see you soon!

Ihr Standort:   StartJugend, Familie, BildungStadtbücherei Werne - Bücher und viel mehr! / English information on the public library of Werne