Information in English

'Bibliotheek Venlo' – the city’s living room!

Our central location is the Stadsbibliotheek, right in the heart of Venlo. Here all facilities are available. You can borrow books, CDs or DVDs, read magazines or newspapers in multiple languages, enjoy a cup of coffee at the Leescafé, go online using our computers or free wi-fi, work or study in an inspiring atmosphere, or join one of our many activities.

At our other locations, you can borrow books or read newspapers or magazines.

Our WiFi network is free in all locations, so you're welcome to bring your own device and get connected. 
 

Our memberships

  • Internet only: €5. This card is valid for one year. With this card, you can use our computers for 1 hour every day. Printing and copying is also possible (€0,10 for every page). 
  • Youth membership: Aged 0-15? Your membership is free! You can use all our facilities with this library card. You can only register when accompanied by an adult.
  • Youth membership aged 16-17: € 12,50. This card is valid for one year. You can use all our facilities with this library card (borrowing books, DVDs, CDs and magazines and using our computers for 3 hours every day).
  • Student membership: €32,50. This card is valid for one year. You need to show a valid student card upon registration. You can use all our facilities with this library card (borrowing books, DVDs, CDs and magazines and using our computers for 3 hours every day).
  • Student membership with 'Checkpoint' student card: €30,- The standard student membership conditions apply here.
  • Full membership: €37,50. This card is valid for one year. You can use all our facilities with this library card (borrowing books, DVDs, CDs and magazines and using our computers for 3 hours every day).
  • Trial membership: €12,50. This card is valid for three months. You can use all our facilities with this library card (borrowing books, DVDs, CDs and magazines and using our computers for 3 hours every day).

Interested in becoming a member? Please bring a valid ID (passport or ID card) when you register. Also, we ask that you pay the membership fee using your debit card (not in cash).
 

Any questions? Contact us at info@bibliotheekvenlo.nl. We are here to help!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use internet in the library?

Use of the wi-fi network is free. The password can be found in the library itself; ask our staff for help. 
To use our computers you need to have a membership card. Log in with your user name (the number on your library card, starting 2770000…) and your password. 

Can I buy extra internet time?

No, it’s not possible to buy extra internet time. However, it is possible to switch memberships (for example, from an internet only membership (1 hour internet per day) to a full membership (3 hours internet per day)). 

What are the library’s opening hours?

You can find our opening hours under Vestigingen en openingstijden.

Do I need to become a member to use the library?

Everyone is welcome to visit the library and there is plenty to offer for non-members. But in order to benefit from all our facilities, you need to become a member.