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:

  • the International Library Centre (ILC)
  • the Hot Spot Professional & Scientific Information
  • the Hot Spot Education
  • the Forum Science and Education

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:

  • Hot Spot Professional & Scientific Information
  • Hot Spot Education
  • Forum Science and Education

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.

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The ILC offers different types of workspaces for your business success during the fair:

  • Business Club area: exklusive and separated area for publishers and service providers
  • Open workspace within the ILC
  • Information desk and cafeteria: meeting point for librarians and information professionals

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

  • Take advantage of the advance sale discount for the 5-day and 1-day ticket. In order to receive the discount you are required to present proof of your employment.
  • Accepted form of proof: business cards, a letter from your employer or your name on the library website.