As of 1 September the Library will be open to visitors again with revised hours.

Library Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Every 2nd Saturday of the month: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Next open Saturday: 10 October 2020

Visitors are asked to sign in at the main reception on the ground floor and wear a facemask on the premises. The library will operate a one way walking system with marks on the floor.
Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours. Cash payments can not be accepted. Laptops can not be made available, but socially distant seating is on offer.
For customers who do not wish to come up to the library, we will offer a "Click and Collect" service. Items can be ordered by e-mail and collected from the main reception on the ground floor​.

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Browse through our eLibrary anytime you like for eBooks and audiobooks!

Library Opening Hours

The Library is open 

Monday to Thursday 1pm to 6.30pm

The next Saturday open day is on 10.10.2020 from 1pm to 5pm

What we offer


The library is open to the public and use of books and media in the library is free of charge.


Our eLibrary "Onleihe" offers access to more than 23,000 German-language media such as eBooks, audio books and music, newspapers, magazines and films, free of charge.

Translation funding

Our translation funding programme supports the publication of books by German authors in another language.

Service for librarians

Events, specialist information and cooperation services for librarians.

Latest news

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The Goethe-Institut Programme with IFLA
Emerging International Voices

We are looking for young library advocates to share best-practice examples of libraries worldwide engaging with their digital communities. Apply to participate and become a part of an international network!

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.

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Exploring the work of acclaimed German-language authors
Book Clubs at the Goethe-Institut London

You're interested in exploring new worlds through interesting books? Come along to one of our book clubs and join in a discussion.The book clubs are free of charge, and take place in the bright and comfortable rooms of the Goethe-Institut London Library - or online.

Our media collection

What People Say About Us

Feedback about the library from visitors of Exhibition Road Festival in London The visitors of Exhibition Road Festival 2019 in London left us heartwarming notes.