• 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

Latest Update as of 11.03.2021

The Library is temporarily closed to visitors until further notice. All library loans are extended until 03.05. Staff is working from home and can be contacted by e-mail.


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.

Search online through our library shelves

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New DVDs in our library

In the mood for a new film? You will find plenty to choose from.

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New books in our library

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

Book Blog: Literary Tastings

In January 2021 our book blog returned. Check out the monthly comparisons of German books in translation with recent UK book trends.

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.

Latest news

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The Goethe-Institut Programme with IFLA
Emerging International Voices

22 emerging international voices discuss the role of digital libraries – and digital technologies in libraries – in their countries. Join the discussion and participate in a series of online seminars with the best experts in the field. 

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An expert selection
New Books in German

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

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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.