What we offer

Lending

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

eLibrary

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.

Büchermarkt © Buchmesse Frankfurt

New Books in German

Bringing the best new books from Austria, Germany and Switzerland to a wider audience by promoting translations into English, Spanish and more.

Airman im Konzert © Stadtbibliothek Köln

Always one step ahead

Dr Hannelore Vogt, head of Cologne’s prize-winning city library, talks to us about the relevance of libraries in the digital age, whether the term “library” still fits and about her own library’s recipe for success.