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Latest Update as of 18.11.2020

The Library is temporarily closed to visitors until 14 December 2020. All library loans are extended until 18 January 2021.

During this time, we offer a Click & Collect Service. Items can be ordered by email and you will then be notified when they are ready for you to collect from reception.

Collection times: Mon: 10am – 6pm //
Tue – Thu: 10am – 4pm

Choose specific items from our catalogue - or let us surprise you! Just tell us your level of German, whether you prefer books, films or audio and which genre you are interested in and we will put together a selection for you.

In addition, a member of library staff will be present for advice by phone on Mondays 2 - 6pm.

To keep you safe all returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being issued again.


Goethe-Institut Glasgow
3 Park Circus
Glasgow G3 6AX
Tel. + 44 141 3322555


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What we offer


Our library is open to the public and you can find an up-to-date and representative selection of media in German language and in translation, reflecting trends and current topics in Germany.


Our digital library Onleihe offers access to more than 20,000 German-language media such as e-books, audio books and music, newspapers, magazines and films, free of charge.

Meet and Practice

Various free events around the topics of German language and culture take place at the Institute on a regular basis. Enhance your knowledge of Germany! All welcome.

Events for Translators

Regular events for emerging and established literary translators of all language combinations.

Book Blog: Literary Tastings

A comparison of German books in translation with recent UK book trends.

Translation funding

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

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