Your institute will have a library with specialised literature and you can use university libraries if you apply for a library card. Larger towns and cities also have public libraries as a cultural facility for everyone, provid- ing information and educational material. As well as light fiction, newspa- pers and books for children and young people, you can usually also bor- row games, DVDs or CDs. You will need a borrower’s card; to apply for one, you must take your identity card and your passport with you.

Bookshops offer a wide selection of books to buy; both here and in libraries, you will often find English-language literature. Books in Germa- ny are subject to fixed book price agreements, which means that books are the same price everywhere.

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