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October-Update 2020

The Library is open to visitors with revised hours which will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Library Opening Hours in October:
Mon, Wed & Thu  2pm – 6pm
Sat 10th & 31st: 9:30am – 1:30 pm

Visitors are asked to leave contact details to help trace contacts for the NHS´ Test and Protect measure at reception on the ground floor and wear a facemask on the premises. At the moment access to the library is restricted to members of one household at a time.
Contactless borrowing and returning of items is possible by using our self-service machine. A member of library staff will be present for advice during all opening hours. Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours.
For customers who wish to minimise time spent on the premise, we will offer a "Select and Collect" service. Items can be ordered by e-mail or phone and collected from the issue desk in the library.
All current loans have been renewed until 30 September 2020.

Find all updates on the current situation of our Glasgow branch, sign up to our newsletters and follow us on social media to receive information on all our digital offers! Browse through our eLibrary anytime you like for eBooks and audiobooks!

October Opening Times

Mon               14:00 - 18:00
Wed               14:00 - 18:00
Thur               14:00 - 18:00
Sat 10 & 31:  09:30 - 13:30


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

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.

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. 

New Books in German

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.

German Riveter © Axel Scheffler

German Book Recommendations
The German Riveter

Interested in German literature? The “German Riveter” magazine contains a great many recommendations by the European Literature Network! All books mentioned can be found in our library in London or in our digital library – free of charge!