What we offer

Welcome to our library

In the library you'll find an up-to-date selection of printed and audiovisual media both in German and English to keep you informed about latest trends and current issues.  We can offer you

  • German-language books
  • Translations of German authors into English
  • Reference works and dictionaries
  • German daily and weekly newspapers
  • German specialist journals
  • Databases
  • Audio Books and Music on CDs
  • DVDs (Feature films and documentaries)
We have special collections in our main areas of German as a foreign language, contemporary literature, film and art and contemporary history.

Our library is open to the public and our stock freely accessible.

We hold German newspapers and magazines, books (also in English), feature films and documentaries (most of them with subtitles), audiobooks and music CDs to keep you up to date on contemporary German life and culture. Get to know works by contemporary writers in German, also in English translation where available. Multimedia resources are available for language learners and teachers in primary, secondary and higher education. Our special collections provide resources for those interested in specific subject areas such as German as a foreign language, contemporary literature, film and art, and history.

Meet and Learn
We organise several events at the Institute and also elsewhere around the topics of German language and culture. Our events page offers further details on these, for example:
- Translators’ Stammtisch
- Book Club
- German Film Night
- 'Deutsche Runde'