In the Bücherhallen (libraries) you can use books, CDs , DVDs and eBooks for free and borrow books and other media. For this, you must have an employee of the Bücherhalle issue you a customer card. With this you can also use the Wi-Fi in all Hamburg Bücherhallen.With a day ticket you can borrow 3 items. This costs 3 €. An annual ticket for adults costs between 15 € and 45 €; an annual ticket for children costs between 3 € and 8 €.
If you bring proof that you receive benefits as an asylum seeker (Leistungen als Asylbewerber), from the Jobcenter (Jobcenter team.arbeit.hamburg, job centre) or from the Grundsicherungsamt (Fachamt für Grundsicherung und Soziales, Office for needs-based pension supplement in old age and in the event of reduced earning capacity and for social affairs), the customer card is free for children and costs only 5 € for the first 6 months for adults and 20 € per year afterwards.