Library Opening Hours

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the Library is currently closed to the public. Please see detailed information on how we react to Coronavirus restrictions.


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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Emerging International Voices

22 emerging international voices discuss the role of digital libraries in their countries. Join them for a discussion with the best experts. 

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.