Come To Our Library

Mon–Thu 13:00–18:30

On the 2nd Saturday of each month 13:00–17:00
Next Saturday opening: 12.06.2021 

Fridays closed
From 12.04.2021 our Library is open to visitors with revised hours.

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.

Find all updates on the current situation of our London branch, sign up to our newsletters or follow us on social media for more information!

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

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. 

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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

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