In our library you will find books, magazines, films, music, apps and games in German. Our translated titles also offer non-German readers the opportunity to learn about literature, culture, society, politics and current affairs in Germany. Another focus is our collection of German as a foreign language. In addition, there are media for children and young people.

Students | Photo: Lena May

Registration and library membership

The library is open to the public and the access to media is free of charge. A valid membership card is required to borrow media. You must therefore register personally in the library.

To be a member of our library, you need to fill in this registration form on our website.

You will receive a confirmation email. All you have to do is come by within the next 7 days with your ID to finalise your registration and pay the fees in cash (if applicable) according to our price list.

We look forward to welcoming you!

In principle, the consultation printed media in the library are free of charge. Annual subscription is required for loans as well as the use of audiovisual media in the library. Subscription costs between 6,000 and 8,000 F CFA.

It is possible to make photocopies and printings in the library in accordance with copyright regulations. Prices as well as terms and conditions can be consulted on our price list.


What about having all the services of our library at your fingertips, anytime, anywhere? The app BibToGo combines all the benefits of your library membership. And offers even more!
  • You receive a personal digital library card integrated in BibToGo. With this digital card, you can borrow media from our library. Even if you are offline.
  • With BiToGo you can conveniently access your personal library account and view your borrowed media, extend the loan period or check media reservations.
  • Would you like to see which media we have in our stocks? With BibToGo you can easily access our library catalogue. Our lists with selected media recommendations will help you make your selection.
  • Looking for additional information on how to best benefit from our collections? An integrated QR code reader allows you to access additional information when you are in our library.

Opening Hours

Sunday to Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am to 04:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 15:00 pm
The majority of the media in the library can be borrowed. A self-check-out system is available in the library. The self-checkout terminal can only be used with a valid library card.

A maximum of 2 media can be borrowed.
The lending period is 2 weeks.
It is possible to extend the loan period. Items can be renewed once for a further 2 weeks, provided they have not been reserved.

Borrowed titles can be pre-ordered online in the OPAC, on site or by email.

We will notify you as soon as they arrive. Pre-ordered media will be held for you for one week.

The media can be returned during the opening hours of the library.

Please treat all media with care and do not underline or make any entries in the books. The borrower is liable for damage or loss. Borrowers are responsible for compliance with copyright regulations.



BibToGo is the Goethe-Institut library app.

BibToGo is the Goethe-Institut library app. It is also your personal library account. It gives you access to our media and services whenever you need them.

It is also your personal library account. It gives you access to our media and services whenever you need them.


Consult the librarian!

Employees in the libraries of the Goethe-Institut are not just booke keepers.
They are also competent interlocutors in relation to your research. Through this form, you have the possibility to ask questions about Germany. There are no limits to how detailed your questions can be.For legal reasons, we are not able to provide legal and health information.

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