Library
Booking the library

After several months of refurbishment Goethe-Institut’s library is open again. Thanks to the architects from Cachè Atelier it now has a brand new interior and functions: it has more space to host events, visitors and lovers of literature and a design that is mobile, simple and modern at the same time.

Diversity and social sustainability

The idea behind the refurbishment was to make our library a library for everyone and as barrier-free as possible. Encounter and exchange are central to the concept of the new library. This applies also to events in cooperation with our partners.

An inclusive guidance system with contrasting colors and pictograms for dyslexics was developed. Guide dogs are welcome. We are a place of values, and inclusion and diversity are an expression of Germany’s cosmopolitan and enlightened image. Inclusion means for us to think for the others and is an attitude towards people with cognitive and/or physical disabilities.
Virtual tour

After the COVID-19 pandemic we would like to support creators from the cultural and artistic fields, publishers, as well as civil society at large and offer them the opportunity to host public events once a week at our refurbished library free of charge.
As with our Luft studio, the call to host events in the library is open to partners of Goethe-Institut Bulgaria from the independent cultural sector and civil society at large. We will consider the applications on the basis of the event’s content, which has to share Goethe Institut’s values and fit into our areas of thematic focus. Applicants with limited financial resources will be prioritized. Events must be free and open to the public.
Dear friends and partners,

Send us a booking request through our online form. We will get back to you with a response within the next five working days. A single applicant can book the library for up to five events a year. In view of planning, we ask that you apply at least 20 days prior to the event.

Goethe-Institut reserves the right to turn down applications, if the activities do not correspond to our values, the application is incomplete, or the library is already booked on the requested date.

Please, sign and send us our library’s Terms of use as soon as we confirm your booking.
 

Layout and of the library © Goethe-Institut Bulgaria Virtual tour through the library
The library has a touchscreen, Playstation, iMac, WiFi, flip charts, pin boards, magnet wall, virtual reality headsets HTC-Vive, a gaming computer, 10 iPads, as well as chairs for up to 80 people. The library is also accessible from a ramp in the backyard.

The total area of the library is 160 sq. m.