Welcome to the libray

  • The library: the city’s living room

Bibliotheek Gelderland Zuid

Welcome to the library! The library is a public building, open to everyone. Here you can read anything you like, meet people, have a coffee or just sit and relax. That’s why we call our library the city’s living room. Do you want to improve your Dutch language skills? Or read a newspaper or magazine in your own language? Check out what we can offer you below!

Opening hours of the library (Dutch)

Language Café (Taalcafé)

In our free Taalcafé, you can practise speaking Dutch.

Practising with other people is very helpful when learning a new language. You will talk to other people who are learning Dutch and native speakers. Each meeting has a particular topic. That might be the news or something that is typical for Dutch culture.

Check here the opening hours of the Taalcafé. In Nijmegen you're welcome every wednesday from 10-12am and every thursday from 7-8.30pm in Mariënburg library.

Language House (Taalhuis)

Do you want to improve your Dutch language skills?
Come to the Taalhuis and practise with native speakers.

When and where?

  • De Mariënburg library in the centre of Nijmegen:
    Tuesdays between 10 - 12 am
  • Zwanenveld library (Nijmegen-Dukenburg):
    Thursdays between 2 - 4 pm

Taalhuis is closed during school holidays.

Online newspapers and magazines

PressReader enables you to read magazines and newspapers online for free. From around the world in more than 60 different languages. On a computer in the library or on your own tablet or smartphone by downloading the PressReader app. Connect with the Wi-Fi network in our library and read anywhere you like, online or offline.

Visit the website www.onlinenewspapers.com to read newspapers from around the world online.

Try these audiobooks!

Television programme subtitles

New to the Netherlands is a website launched by the Dutch Public Broadcaster NPO where you can watch programmes with Dutch, English and Arabic subtitles. Using a selection of on-demand media, New to the Netherlands provides refugees and immigrants with a guide to Dutch society.

Go to the website

Want to become a member of the library?

  • Jeugd (Youth)

    0 up to and including 17 y/o

    • Unlimited access to books, e-books and films
    • No reservation fee
    • Discount on many activities, like programming robots, theater shows and much more


    Become a member

  • Volwassenen (Adult)

    18+ y/o

    • Unlimited access to books, e-books and films
    • Discount on many activities
    • No reservation fee
    • Free use of computers in the library

    only €64,95 a year

    Become a member

  • Jongeren (Adolescent)

    18 up to and including 21 y/o

    • Unlimited access to books and films
    • Up to 6 e-books and 6 audiobooks per year
    • No reservation fee
    • Free use of computers in the library

    only €29,95 a year

    Become a member

  • Mini (from 1/1/24: Flex)

    For everyone

    • Unlimited access to our collection, except for e-books and films
    • No e-books or audiobooks
    • Free use of computers in the library
    • Discount on many activities

    only €3,80 per item (€2,50 per item from Januari 1st, 2024)

    Go to one of our libraries

  • Online Bibliotheek (Digital Library)

    18+ y/o

    • Unlimited access to over 35.000 e-books and 3.500 audiobooks

    only €42,- a year

    Become a member

*the registration fee is €5,- once

If you have any questions or experience difficulties when registering, our staff will be happy to assist you.

Today's opening hours

Bibliotheek Mariënburg
09:00 - 18:00
Bibliotheek Beek-Ubbergen
(!) 09:00 - 17:00
Bibliotheek Beuningen
08:00 - 22:00
Bibliotheek Doornenburg
(!) 13:00 - 15:00
Bibliotheek Elst
14:00 - 17:30
Bibliotheek Ewijk
(!) 09:00 - 18:00
Bibliotheek Groesbeek
09:30 - 18:00
Bibliotheek Heteren
10:00 - 17:30
19:00 - 21:30
Bibliotheek Lent - De Ster
(!) 07:00 - 18:00
Bibliotheek Malden
11:00 - 18:00
Bibliotheek Millingen aan de Rijn
08:15 - 17:00
Bibliotheek Muntweg
14:00 - 18:00
Bibliotheek Zwanenveld
09:30 - 18:00