City Library of the Hanseatic City of Stralsund

The Stralsund City Library (Stadtbibliothek Stralsund) is located in an old merchants building in the middle of the historic town centre. The original structure underwent extensive renovations and now houses a modern media centre over five floors.

Computers are available locally for catalogue and internet searches. The entire library catalogue can also be accessed via the internet under Furthermore, there is an app for research, reservation and account management available for Android and iOS. The entrance area of the library has a reading room in which visitors can lounge and leaf through newspapers or a wide range of periodicals. A free Wi-Fi hotspot provides internet access for personal laptops, tablets and smartphones.

All library users have the option of using the online e-media service “Onleihe” remotely to access more than 89.000 e-books and other electronic media from the Stralsund City Library.

In the library cellar, there is a multi-functional space where readings, book presentations, small musical events and exhibitions regularly take place.

In its foreign-language collection, the Stralsund City Library offers a large selection of English-language novels as well as samples of Arabian-, Russian-, French- and Swedish-language literature.

Visit our online catalogue!

Children’s Library

The Children’s Library at the top floor is a meeting place for anyone who loves to read and enjoys exploring the world of media. All children are welcome to come by and browse through the books, magazines, videos, DVDs and CDs, and PC games.

Photo Gallery City Library

Photo Gallery Children´s Library

Over 85.000 titles are available at the Stralsund City Library, including:

  • Non-fiction and reference books in all disciplines
  • Works of fiction, also in English
  • Music literature and young adult literature
  • Audiovisual materials (audio books, DVDs, music CDs)
  • Games
  • Online catalogue and e-media
  • Interlibrary loan service with scientific libraries
  • Newspapers and magazines


1724 Alderman Johann Victor Ehlers constructs the building at Badenstraße 13
1881 Hanseatic City of Stralsund purchases the building
1896 Ratsbibliothek (town council library) relocates to the building
1919 Ratsbibliothek merges with the public library
1945 City Library reopens on 23 October
1960 Collections are made available to the general public
2010 City Library reopens after comprehensive renovations
2011 Online e-media service “Onleihe” is introduced for e-books and other media at
2017 Children’s library moves to Badenstraße 13
2020 City Library celebrates it's 100th birthday
City Library & Children's Library of the Hanseatic City of Stralsund 
Badenstraße 13 | 18439 Stralsund | GERMANY
+49 3831 253 678