Where is it?
The Library Lounge is located airside in the transit hall for Schengen passengers. After the security control, turn left and take the lift to the lounge which is located on the second floor. The lifts are located close to gate A33. There are several signs to follow
There is also a lounge in the non-Schengen area called The Canopy Lounge. For some reason flights to The Netherlands, Belgium and Greece also depart from the non-Schengen area, even though these are Schengen countries. This also means that passengers departing to any of these countries should use The Canopy Lounge in the non-Schengen area rather than the Library Lounge in the Schengen area.
How do I get in?
The lounge is used by most full-service airlines departing to Schengen destinations from terminal 1 including Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, LOT and Iberia. Access is given to business class passengers and top-tier frequent flyers such as gold card holders.
It is also possible to pay to access the lounge and to use various lounge cards and credit cards such as Priority Pass.
What’s it like?
The lounge used to be called Salon Club Azur Lounge but was recently fully refurbished and got a completely new design and at the same time changed its name.
The new design is quite impressive and a massive change compared to the old previous lounge, which had a rather old and basic design. The lounge also seems to have been enlarged, which was much needed. Overall the lounge is an oasis from the small transit hall, which can be fairly crowded at peak times during the main holiday seasons.
And just like the name suggests the lounge does have a library, with books you can read during the visit.
The lounge is basically divided into two parts. Upon entering from the lift there is a small lobby with the reception desk where you register. The design is modern and quite stylish with most of the interior in blue, grey and white.
Right in front of the lobby is the self-service buffet area and to the right a large seating area with sofas. Around the corner from the seating area you will find the self-service bar.
To the left of the lobby there is a separate room with capsule-style sofas. This is typically the place to go if you want a quieter space.
In this area you will also find a business centre with work desks and internet computers.
And this is the area where you can also find the library. Many of the books are designer books but you can also find books covering most areas of interest.
There is also a large beige sofa in the library where you can relax with the book of your choice.
Food and drinks
The self-service buffet area right opposite the reception desk offers a selection of food and snacks which varies depending on the time of the day.
The selection is not spectacular but you will at least find a reasonable cold buffet and some decent snacks, including some sandwiches.
There is also a fridge with a good selection of desserts, canapés and chocolate pralines.
Most drinks are available from the drinks corner, just around the corner from the buffet.
There is obviously red and white wine available, beer, soft drinks and a fairly good selection of spirits. At least in the past champagne was available upon request.
Free Wi-Fi is available, there are some newspapers and magazines (and obviously some books in the library) and there are internet desktop computers to use.
Restrooms are available inside the lounge but there are no showers.
A surprisingly stylish lounge with a cool and contemporary design which even has its own library with books you can read during the visit. A reasonable but not spectacular selection of food and drinks is available for self service.