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

German Book Prize

The German Book Prize

Annual award for the best German language novel.
Even titles still in production when applications are first invited can also be included in the selection process.

New Books in German

New Books in German

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

German Books in Translation © Goethe-Institut Glasgow

Book Blog: Literary Tastings

Putting German books in translation alongside recent UK book trends.