• Interior view of the library at the Goethe-Institut Glasgow with bookshelves and seating Photo: Goethe-Institut Glasgow

  • A large table between bookshelves. Photo: Goethe-Institut Glasgow

  • Three people in the library: two reading in armchairs while one makes notes at the table. Photo: Goethe-Institut Glasgow

  • A woman sitting in the study area of the library with a laptop. Photo: Goethe-Institut Glasgow

  • Two people sitting at a large table in the library. Photo: Goethe-Institut Glasgow

  • Two people sitting in the entrance area of the library. Photo: Goethe-Institut Glasgow

  • A young woman reading a magazine in the entrance area of the library. Photo: Goethe-Institut Glasgow

  • Information screen in the entrance area of the library. A young woman reads a magazine in the background. Photo: Goethe-Institut Glasgow

  • A young woman sitting at a round table reading a magazine in the entrance area of the library Photo: Goethe-Institut Glasgow

Opening Hours

Monday              10am – 6pm (Service hours/registration: 2pm – 6pm)
Tuesday             10am – 6pm
Wednesday        10am – 6pm
Thursday            10am – 6pm (Service hours/registration: 11am – 6pm)
Saturday 16.10.  10am – 1pm (Service hours/registration)


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.

Book Blog: Literary Tastings

Check out the monthly comparisons of German books in translation with recent UK book trends in our book blog.

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.

Translation funding

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

Search online through our library shelves

New Books © Goethe-Institut Glasgow

New books in our library

We have an interesting selection of new reads. There is sure to be one that inspires you!

New DVDs © Goethe-Institut Glasgow

New Films in our Library

Fancy a film night? You will find plenty new films to choose from.

Books Sustainability © Goethe-Institut Glasgow

Sustainability: New Books

Find new books about sustainability (in German) in our library.

Sustainability KIJU © Goethe-Institut Glasgow

Sustainability: Books for children

We offer interesting new children's books on sustainability (in German).

Latest news

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An expert selection
New Books in German

Reviews of new German-language titles from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The essential resource for publishers, translators, booksellers and readers.

“Voice Versa– Two Languages, One Story”. A podcast by Deutschlandfunk Kultur and the Goethe-Institut. Illustration (detail): © Deutschlandradio

Podcast “Voice Versa– Two Languages, One Story”

In “Voice Versa”, a podcast by Deutschlandfunk Kultur and the Goethe-Institut, ten authors tell stories from multilingual German society. Among them are Rana Rezaei and Sara Hoshyari. 

Visualisation of an innovative library building from a bird's eye perspective. © raumlaborberlin on behalf of Kulturprojekte Berlin

Future Libraries

Libraries lead us through a flood of analogue and digital information, can be a platform for exchange, space for encounters or social anchors in the city. With our series “Future Libraries” we shed light on challenges, trends and examples of success around the future of the library.