Due to the current situation, we are closed.
All media will automatically be extended until 27th of April in the first instance or until 2 weeks after reopening respectively.
Find all updates on the current situation of our London branch!

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

NEW Library Opening Hours

Library Open  
Mon–Fri 09:00–20:30
Sat 09:00–17:00
Sun closed
Library Reception Desk  
Mon–Thu 13:00–18:30
Every 2nd Sat of the month  13:00–17:00

Exceptionally, the library will open at 11 am on Tuesday 10 March 2020.
Due to an event, the library will be closed on Wednesday 20 May 2020 and on Saturday 6 June 2020.


What's the Difference Between Opening Hours and Library Reception Desk Hours?

Our opening hours have changed! To allow our readers to use the library outside library reception desk hours, our library doors are now open for longer.

During these hours you can work, study and read in the Library, use our laptops and meet friends. Members can borrow and return materials using the RFID self check kiosk. Please note, at certain times parts of the library may not be accessible. 
If you want to join as a library member, if you need information about the collection or about Germany please visit during service hours of the library reception desk.

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

New Books in German

New Books in German

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

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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.
Our book clubs focus on exploring the work of acclaimed German-language authors. They are free of charge, and take place in the bright and comfortable rooms of the Goethe-Institut London Library.