Library of the Goethe-Institut Glasgow Photo: Goethe-Institut/Carolin Seltz


You will find a selection of media in German language and in translation in the library: books, magazines, films, music, apps and games. Find out more about current topics and trends, and get to know Germany.

What we offer


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 Glasgow library for the UK which allows you to borrow digital media.

Service and Activity

Meet and Practice

We organise several events at the Institute and also elsewhere around the topics of German language and culture. Please check our events page, most of them are free. All welcome!

Service for librarians

Events, specialist information and cooperation services for librarians.

Translation funding

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

Latest news

Mural by Chelsea Frew © Goethe-Institut Glasgow

Mural by Chelsea Frew

Watch this short video about Glasgow School of Art Graduate and illustrator Chelsea Frew creating a mural of French and German landmarks on a wall at  the Goethe-Institut Glasgow.

Picture Politics

Comic artists and illustrators confront prejudices, fears and fake news about the refugee crisis.

New Books in German

New Books in German

Reviews of new German-language titles - a selection from Austria, Germany and Switzerland.