The Goethe-Institut New York Library is one of the few German-language lending libraries in the United States. Our holdings number approximately 7,000 volumes, including books (one-quarter of which are in English), audio books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers and magazines.
While we welcome visitors from the New York metropolitan area, for those of you outside of New York, please know we also mail items from our collections to members nationwide.
Our collection features four areas of specialization:
- contemporary German art;
- contemporary and classic German literature;
- German film; and
- German history from the late 19th century to the present.
The Librarian in Residence
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