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Library Schmiedenhof - Renovation

From 7 November on you will find us here:
Library Kirschgarten
Sternengasse 19
Tel. 061 264 11 00

What we offer / Staff

Return book box, PC-Workspaces, WLAN, Photocopiers

Wheelchair accessible | City Map (Detail)

Tram 6, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16 to Marktplatz | Bus 34, 36, 38 to Schifflände


What we offer

  • Non-fiction books
  • Reference books
  • Novels in German, English, French, and Italian
  • Children’s and teenagers' books in German and English; picture books
  • Children's books in French
  • Comics
  • Compact-Discs
  • Cassettes
  • Audio books and radio plays
  • Language courses
  • Games
  • Maps
  • Reading room on the 1st floor with newspapers, magazines, PC workspaces as well as a regular choice of second-hand books
  • Sheet music, scores and songbooks
  • Slides (from the Rahn slide collection)
  • CD-ROMs
  • DVDs
  • Playstation-Games, Wii, Nintendo DS
  • E-book readers (with up to 40 e-books)

Searching for media via computer

Beginners course in Literature searches in the Library’s catalog

  • Lasts: 45 Min.
  • Registration: by telephone or in the Library Kirschgarten no later than one day before the course.
  • Time: Fridays 12.15 o’clock or upon agreement


Tours are available of both the main library Kirschgarten and the branches for children, teenagers and adults (kindergarten groups, school classes, clubs and other groups). Please use the online form, call us at Tel. 061 264 11 11 (Customer Service) or apply directly in the branch of your choice.

  • External link to Facebook.

Wir bedanken uns
für die Unterstützung:

Basler Kantonalbank
Basler Zeitung