The Goethe-Institut’s network of 97 libraries in 70 countries offers worldwide access to over 800,000 media. Every day the libraries of the Goethe-Institut receive about 1,000 requests for information.
In our libraries visitors can experience Germany directly through themed media collections, comprehensive learning and counselling services and competent contact persons. Our libraries are meeting places that enable a free and uncensored access to knowledge and information. In many places, the libraries of the Goethe-Institut are the only such facility in the host country.
The libraries of the Goethe-Institut see themselves as nodes in a global network; they serve and support German reading rooms, dialogue points and German information and learning centres and cooperate closely with libraries in the host countries.
The librarians of Goethe-Institut provide a range of qualified services in research and support.
The libraries of the Goethe-Institut maintain close contact with national library associations, universities and experts, and provide information on libraries and the information landscape in Germany.
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