The library originated from a foundation of Heinrich Berolzheimer, a jewish manufacturer in Fuerth. The product range covers about 200.000 media. These can be used in the central library as well as online and in the four sub-libraries allocated around. The library offers a variety of projects for reading promotion like “Lesestart” (reading start), summer reading clubs, story hours and guided tours for schools. The “Fuerther Lesefruehling” (“Fuerth spring reading festival”) with around 90 readings in schools is one of the major projects of the library. A specially established educational department of the central library offers a wide variety of media and magazines for different teaching subjects. Moreover exhibitions of regional artists take place in the gallery all year round.