Since January 2004, the Goethe-Institut Kolkata has housed the South Asia film archive, which loans German films to interested institutions in India and in the neighbouring countries. The Goethe-Institut Kolkata offers language courses and examinations for all levels, supports institutions offering language courses in the eastern region, conducts workshops and seminars for teachers of German as a foreign language and organises film courses.
The German Resource Centre at the Goethe-Institut Kolkata (opened in the spring of 2005) provides information about cultural and social life in Germany. This service is linked to the Information Centre of the Goethe-Institut New Delhi. It stocks books and media for all who are interested in Germany; these cannot be taken out of the Centre.
The language department provides learning aids for students enrolled in the courses. What was once the large library of the Goethe-Institut Kolkata will continue as the Max Mueller Bhavan Library at Seagull. You may borrow books and the Goethe-Institut will constantly add new stock.Slide show: Visit of Professor Dr. Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, President, Goethe-Institut, on November 15th 2009. (20 slides)