Lending Service

Lending at the Goethe-Institut Glasgow Photo: Goethe-Institut Glasgow

Stock we offer

Our public library stocks a representative and up-to-date selection of media in both German and English, keeping you informed about latest trends and current issues in Germany. 

We hold special collections in our main areas of German as a foreign language, contemporary literature, film and art and contemporary history. Amongst which you will find apart from books also feature films and documentaries (with English subtitles), as well as music CDs and audio books.

Magazines on offer


Lending at the Goethe-Institut Glasgow Photo: Goethe-Institut Glasgow The library is open to the general public. Reference use of the library is free of charge. To borrow books and other media a valid library card is needed.

Registration for Membership

You can register online on our website. Please fill in the Online Registration form beforehand, to enter the most important data for your registration and to confirm your mail address in advance. Then please come to the library within the following 14 days to complete the enrolment process. Please bring along current proof of address (i.e. driving licence, utility bill, etc) and, if applicable, proof for concessionary* rate. This will enable us to issue your new library card right away.  

And, of course, you can also register in person during a visit to the library.

Please read our Data Protection Rules and Consents and the Library Terms and Conditions before registering.
Library membership fees per annum
Adults £20
*Pensioners, students, school pupils, the unemployed and course participants / registered readers of the Alliance Française
*Goethe-Institut Glasgow Language Course Students
*Teachers of German/Teaching Assistants

Loan periods
Books, CDs and magazines: 4 weeks
DVDs and board games: 2 weeks

Self-Checkout System
In the library you can use the Self-Checkout system for borrowing, extending and returning library materials.

Simply follow the instructions on the screen.

The loan period may be extended twice (except magazines), provided that other library users have not reserved the materials. Renewal of loans can be made anytime via the online catalogue, with our self-service-kiosk in the library or by contacting the library issue desk during staffed service times.

Extension of loan period