The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles Media Lounge is open to the public.
The Media Lounge provides information about a contemporary Germany and developments in the arts, cultural and political life and society by means of new media. We strive to provide materials and resources to promote a modern and diverse view of Germany and the Germans and facilitate an intercultural dialogue.
Countless DVD's and Videos from the largest collection of German films in the US as well as books, CD's and magazines can be borrowed with an annual membership of just $10.- ($5.- for students and seniors).
The look and functionality of the media lounge is quite different from what you are used to. We are thrilled about the concept and think of it as a huge leap forward that will allow us to serve you even better.
In the Media Lounge you will find:
- German Videos and DVD's in the American standard
- German and English language reference books and encyclopedia
- A selection of German literature in English translation
- Daily and weekly German newspapers and periodicals
- DVD and video viewing stations
- CD's, music- and spoken word tapes
- Audio listening stations
- PC work stations and an IPad with highspeed Internet access
- Wireless Hotspot
An extensive collection of German films on video and DVD represents the core holdings of the Media lounge. We carry DVD's and videocassettes in the NTSC standard in both German and English subtitled language versions.
A great number of these titles are available only through the Goethe Institute.
Reference and PAL DVD's or videos may be viewed on our multisystem viewing station.
You are invited to use our multimedia PC workstations for research and to utilise our reference resources.
Members and visitors can call Germany for free from our Media Lounge VOIP phone!
German Television is shown continiously on a big screen during Office hours.