2G-Plus at the CSH Library


Due to the new Alert Level II coming into effect, the Carl-Schurz-Haus and its Library strictly adhere to the Baden-Württemberg 2G-Plus Corona rules.

In order to visit us, you will need to provide us with the following proof:

  • Proof of vaccination (Geimpft) or proof of recovery (Genesen)
  • negative antigen rapid test or PCR test
  • identity card


The following individuals are exempt from the additional testing requirement:

  • Individuals who have received their third vaccination
  • Vaccinated persons with completed basic immunization, if no more than 3 months have passed since their second vaccination
  • Convalescents whose infection can be proven to have occurred no more than 3 months ago
  • Children up to and including 7 years of age who have not yet started school
  • Elementary school students, students of a special education/counseling center, a school that builds on the elementary school or a vocational school - only applies to students up to and including 17 years of age.

NEW: Requirement to wear an FFP2 mask.

According to the new Corona regulation, which came into effect on January 12, 2022, all persons 18 years of age and older are required to wear an FFP2 or equivalent mask when visiting the CSH Library - for example KN95-/N95-/KF94-/KF95-masks.

If you don't have an FFP2 mask with you, you can also purchase one at our entrance desk!


Note: The yellow vaccination card is currently no longer considered as sufficient proof! Please bring your digitally readable proof of full vaccination coverage, i.e. the QR code in printed form or in the app.

If you are unable to present one of the 2Gs, but would simply like to pick up media, please use our online catalog to reserve the media you'd like to have and then call us before you come in. We will check the media out to you and make sure it is waiting for you at the entrance!

Status: January 12, 2022


Announcing eMagazines!

We have just added 75+ magazines to our collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks!

These magazines have unlimited copies and up to three years of back issues.

Titles include Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Country Living, Highlights, Us Weekly, GQ and many more.

Sign into your account here, ebooksusa.overdrive.com, and check out your favorite magazines now!

Find instructions on signing into your account here: carl-schurz-haus.de/en/library/ebooks


DVD Series UPDATE!

 

As of February 9th, all DVD Series can now be checked out for 2 weeks (or 6 weeks with two extensions).

This will conclusively replace our former 1 week return policy.

However, please note that our "NEW" Series, i.e. DVDs that have been recently added to our selection, cannot be renewed!

 

 


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Your American Library

The Library of the Carl-Schurz-Haus is a public library with a full range of circulating media. We offer books, magazines, films and audio books - all you need is a library card.

Offerings

Our library is the starting point in Freiburg and the surrounding area when it comes to English language content - whether literary classics, modern TV series or Hollywood blockbusters. Our non-fiction department is a good research resource for both college or school students - all in English. We have documentaries and audio books, as well as subscriptions to American magazines. Stop by - it's worth it!

In our library you can find ...

  • over 13,000 books in English
  • more than 5,000 DVDs (movies for young and old, documentaries and series)
  • 50 up-to-date magazine subscriptions
  • three daily newspapers
  • one computer station with Internet access to browse our catalog and the Internet
  • one iPad with Internet access to browse our eBook collection as well as many other media

DVD Player!

 

We now have a small DVD player for you to borrow if you don't have your own! It can be hooked up to computers or televisions with a USB port.


About the Library

A piece of America in Germany, a piece of German-American history.


The Carl-Schurz-Haus Library provides all interested parties - from students to professors, from Germans interested in America to Americans living in Germany - insights and detailed information about American society, culture and politics. These insights are also connected with a transatlantic perspective in which other European cultures (e.g. Germany and the UK) are considered.

We have around 12,000 books from various fields, most of which are in English. Classic novels, poetry and popular literature from America and England are enjoyed by leisure readers, but also by teachers and students who are conducting research. The same applies to our non-fiction, which contains in-depth material from nearly every area of American society and history. Current information as well as political and cultural commentary can be found in our magazines, which also cover a very broad spectrum. From Time to The New Yorker to Atlantic Monthly, our magazines offer a diverse overview of today's America. For even more information, you may access the database collection ELibrary USA, which includes full texts from various magazines and other sources, among which are special resources for non-native speakers, children, students and teachers.

Yet another way to engage with the topic of America in a relaxed fashion is with our growing collection of audiobooks or our extensive and varied collection of over 5000 DVDs in English, within which you will find both documentaries on American history and culture, as well as popular movie titles. In addition, you can discover or rediscover the best American and British series, all without commercial breaks.

Young readers and small children can grow up with our children's and youth book collection and become faithful (adult) readers. This new focus of our collection allows children to learn English in a playful fashion. Young people can expand and solidify skills learned at school without pressure and with a lot of fun instead.

Finally, you can find information on exchange opportunities in the United States (and the English-speaking world) and preparation materials for the standardized tests used by American Universities (TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT, ...). More information about international study and exchange can be found by emailing or phoning our educationUSA advisor:
e-mail: studienberatung [at] carl-schurz-haus.de; Tel .: 0761-55 65 27 18

Feel free to browse our inventory in our online catalog. Our friendly library staff is always ready to support you in your research.