One feels in the library as in the presence of a great capital that silently produces unpredictable interest.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our offerings


The library is open to the public and use of books and media in the library is free of charge.


The Onleihe is a digital service offered by the Goethe-Institut Kanada library which allows you to borrow digital media.

Translation grant program

Our translation funding programme supports the publication of books by German authors in another language.

Service for librarians

Events, specialist information and cooperation services for librarians.

Coin Kino © Goethe-Institut Montreal

Coin Kino

In our library you will find a large collection of DVDs which you can either borrow… or watch on site, thanks to our new « Coin Kino ». Happy viewing!

Book of the week

Fröhliche Weihnachten, Bobo Siebenschläfer! © Rowohlt Verlag

This week

Markus Osterwalder «Fröhliche Weihnachten, Bobo Siebenschläfer! » (Rowohlt Verlag, Hamburg, 2016)

Now Christmas can come!

In these four stories, little Bobo Siebenschläfer experiences the beautiful time until Christmas - and his little cuddle bunny is always with him. For example, Bobo and Papa Siebenschläfer make a great Advent calendar, collect fir cones and twigs in the forest for a homemade Advent wreath, experience an exciting St. Nicholas procession, bake delicious cookies and even go to the theatre for Christmas - until the presents have finally arrived. At the end of each story, Bobo falls asleep as usual. Which makes waiting for Christmas fun!


Das flüssige Land © Klett-Cotta-Verlag

Last week

Raphaela Edelbauer "Das flüssige Land" (Klett-Cotta-Verlag, Stuttgart, 2019)

The accidental death of her parents presents the Viennese physicist Ruth with an almost insoluble paradox. Her parents have decreed to be buried where their childhood took place, but Groß-Einland persistently hides from the eyes of strangers. When Ruth finally arrives, she makes an amazing discovery. Beneath the village is a huge cavity, which seems to determine the life of the inhabitants of Groß-Einland in a strange way. Everywhere there are hidden clues to the hole and its changeable history, but nobody wants to talk about it. Not even when it is clear that the statics of the whole place are under threat.


Service and Activity

DaF-Information Center

German teachers can borrow books and audio-visual media from the DaF-Information Center Montréal a dedicated section in the Library. 

European Literature in Canada

Readings at festivals and discussions as part of an European reader circle