Contact and opening hours

Our Library is accessible while the building is open but our colleagues will be on hand only during service hours.

Please note that due to events some of the rooms might not be accessible at all times.

On Saturday, 4 February the entire Library will be closed to allow for exams to take place.

Opening hours with self check-in/out
Mon–Fri 09:00–20:30
Sat 09:00–17:00

Service Hours
Mon–Thu 13:00–18:30

The second Saturday in the month is "Open Samstag" with service, membership applications and guided tours of the Library.
Next Open Samstag: 11.02.2023, 13:00–17:00 

Building open
Mon–Fri 08:30–21:30
Sat 09:00–17:00

Reception Service
Mon–Fri 08:30–19:00

Telephone Service
Mon–Fri 08:30–18:30

You can contact us by e-mail or over the telephone. Please note our telephone advice times have recently changed.

Telephone Advice
Tel: +44 20 75964004
Mon–Thu: 10:00–13:00 and 14:00–17:00
Fri: 10:00–13:00
Sat: no telephone service

Email Language Office:

For requests regarding exams or tailor-made courses please use the following contact details:

One-to-one tuition:
Company courses:

The Goethe-Institut London will be closed during the following periods:

Easter Break
Sat 07.04.2023–Mon 10.04.2023

May Bank Holiday
Mon 01.05.2023

Coronation Day
Mon 08.05.2023

Spring Bank Holiday
Mon 29.05.2023

Summer Bank Holiday
Mon 28.08.2023

Winter Holiday
Sat 23.12.2023–Mon 01.01.2024


Public transport

Transport for London - Journey Planner

South Kensington (District, Circle und Piccadilly Line) 
9, 10, 14, 49, 52, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430, 452, C1
Night Buses N9, N74, N97

By car:
We would advise not to come by private car: parking spaces are scarce and expensive in this area of London.