The Frankfurt Book Fair for Librarians

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As a sector steeped in innovation, libraries and information sciences have an important role to play at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The International Library Centre (ILC) has become a well established permanent fixture as a work centre for registered agents, librarians, publishers, information specialists and service providers from the book industry. Get expert insights, meet colleagues, make new contacts at the following locations and meeting places:

Focus on: STM, specialist information and education

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Get information on the latest trends and newest technologies. At the Frankfurt Book Fair you will find answers to all your questions about digital solutions, innovative applications and industry topics. Hall 4.2 is the place for “thinking out of the box”. Here you will find special stages, exhibition areas and series of events dedicated to science.

In Hall 4.2 you will find exhibitors from the following fields:

  • Library service providers and suppliers of academic and specialist information
  • Aggregators and wholesale book traders
  • University publishers
  • Humanities publishers
  • Publishers in the fields of law, economy and tax
  • Scientific, Technical, Medical Publishers (STM)

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The ILC is the central meeting point for librarians and information specialists at the Book Fair.

Each year, agencies and library service providers rent a fixed location for meetings with clients. The ILC-cafeteria is the ideal spot for informal exchangee and small snacks.

Offers for junior professionals

  • LIS Corner (Library and Information Sciences): Information on library and information sciences, job perspectives and daily work routine.
  • FaMi get-together (Professionals in Media and Information Services): Networking for appretices
  • Free tickets for FaMis and LIS students with a form of proof. Please contact for more information.

Reduced tickets for librarians

  • Online presales: Buy your trade visitor ticket online and save 30%. More information following in summer 2018.
  • Ticket counter sales: To receive your 30% special librarians discount, please present one of the following proofs of your profession at the Book Fair ticket counter: business card, letter from your employer or inclusion of your name on the library’s website.