Additional further education establishments, seminars and courses
Many establishments offer further education. Information about these institutions and the courses they offer can be obtained from the municipal library on Alter Steinweg, the Münster Information Point in Stadthaus 1 and in the city’s various district administration offices.
Münster Public Library
The Münster Public Library is a place to explore for everyone, whatever age or interests. There are quiet spaces to study or read, and about 300.000 books, dvds, blu-rays, audio-books, newspapers and magazines to choose from and borrow. Visitors from other countries appreciate the collection of language courses, fiction, children’s books and newspapers in different languages. The library provides free Wifi and internet access for customers also in the branch libraries. Complementary to the main library at Alter Steinweg in the town centre and an eBranch (muensterload.de), five branches and a mobile library cover the outer parts of town.
Münster Public Library, Alter Steinweg 11, is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm and Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Monday is self-service only.
Further education institutions (selection)
- Volkshochschule Münster (Münster Adult Education Centre), Aegidiimarkt 3
ph. 02 51 / 4 92-43 21, www.vhs.muenster.de
The adult education centre in Münster (Volkshochschule Münster VHS) is a communal centre for further education which functions as important pillar for learning and education. With its courses and seminars – which are accessible to everyone – the VHS covers the demand for education beyond schools, universities, institutions for continuing professional development and youth work.
Courses and seminars are accessible to everyone. They cover a wide range of areas such as general education and the fields of political, professional and cultural education and qualification. The VHS provides language courses and organises language proficiency tests in cooperation with renowned institutions on all levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages established by the Council of Europe. The VHS is accredited as examinations centre for language certificates and other officially recognised certificates in the fields of information technology, economy, social work and cross-cultural competence.
- Anna-Krückmann-Haus, Friedensstraße 5
ph. 02 51 / 3 35 74, info(at)anna-krueckmann-haus.de
- Arbeitskreis soziale Bildung und Beratung (Working Party for Social Education and Counselling)
An der Germania-Brauerei 1
ph. 02 51 / 27 72 30
- Evangelische Familienbildungsstätte Paul-Gerhardt-Haus (Protestant Family Education Centre)
ph. 02 51 / 4 81 67 80
- Haus der Familie, Krummer Timpen 42
ph. 02 51 / 41 86 60, fbs-muenster(at)bistum-muenster.de
- Franz-Hitze-Hause, katholisch-soziale Akademie des Bistums Münster (Catholic-Social Academy of the Diocese of Münster)
ph. 02 51 / 9 81 80