Located on the fourth four of the centrally located building known as the Wilhelm Marx Haus, a cornerstone of local and international relations can be found.
The International English Library offers Germans and international residents alike a large collection of some twenty-six thousand books written in English. They cover fiction and non-fiction, short stories, biographies, detective stories, history, philosophy, literary criticism, geography and travel. The collection also includes books for children and for young adults as well as world-acclaimed literature.
About fifteen hundred DVDs including some of the newest releases as well as movie classics from years gone by, movies for children and a selection of documentaries are also available for rent.
Visitors can also enjoy time on the premises in the reading corner perusing one of the several daily English and American newspapers and magazines that they subscribe to.
The International Library has a long and curious history, with it’s origins dating way back to 1946. The institutions has mastered each challenge thrown in its path and survives through the dedication of a perpetual team of volunteers and a few determined personalities.
They welcome any support offered. Occasionally book sales are held, various regular events can also be visited on the premises.
Books and DVDs are also available at some city libraries, especially the central library behind the central railway station.