What we offer

OPAC - Open Public Access Catalogue

With the Online Catalogue (OPAC) you can search for our offers anytime, anywhere. You can have an overview of the books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and electronic resources that are available in our library.


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


The eLibrary is a digital service offered by the Goethe-Institut China which allows you to borrow digital media.

Translation funding

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.

Latest news

Glossary Paper Conservation in eBook © Pineapple Design 2014

Glossary on Paper Conservation in six languages

Western books and printed materials are subject for conservation and restoration in and beyond Europe. The new eBook “Glossary for Paper Conservation” is an essential tool for international specialists to find relevant restoration terms in their own language.

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New approaches to innovate libraries

Julia Bergmann of the Library Avengers, an EU think tank, has already brought some big changes to German libraries through the creative approach of so-called Design Thinking. We talked to her about the possibilities and limitations of Design Thinking for libraries.