Oldenburg State Library
Oldenburg State Library is a scientific universal library and regional archive library for Northwest Lower Saxony, which has been open to everyone since its foundation in 1792. Its holdings (approx. 950,000 media) and services guarantee the up-to-date and needs-based supply of information to the population, especially for educational and research purposes. The main focus of the collection is on cultural studies. In the generously equipped Learning and Information Centre (LIZ), visitors have access to current and historical books, journals and newspapers, WLAN and databases. They can work in peace and quiet until late in the evening and use group study rooms.
Oldenburg Regional Library collects, archives and documents publications about the region as completely as possible and lists them in the online database “Oldenburgische Bibliographie”. It preserves and indexes its extensive historical holdings (around 142,000 volumes) and makes them available for scientific studies. Selected book treasures as well as regional literature are digitised in-house and can be accessed from anywhere via the “Digital Collections”. Oldenburg State Library thus preserves a part of the historical heritage and cultural identity of the region. Through regular exhibitions and cultural events, it transports this to a broad public.
Oldenburg Regional Library promotes media and information literacy with special offers for school pupils. It applies modern technologies and links up with the library networks Oldenburg Regional Library and Information System (ORBIS) and the “Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbund” (GBV) of the North German libraries.