Library of the Goethe-Institut Hongkong Photo: Goethe-Institut/Bun Tang

Library Use

The library is open to the public and reference use of the Library and Information Centre is free of charge. For borrowing you need a library membership card. Language course students of the Goethe-Institut receive a complimentary free membership for the duration of 1 year upon presentation of their booking confirmation.

To obtain a valid card please fill in an application form at our library or fill in the digital application form below. Non-language course students have to present your ID-Card (HKID or passport) as well as one proof of current address (official letter, bill etc) upon application.

Online Application Form

Fees for library cards:
Adults HK$ 150 per year
Students and pupils HK$ 100 per year
Goethe students Free
German teachers HK$ 60 per year
  * We only accept cash payment.

Loan periods:

Max. 10 items
Books, Films, CDs, and Boardgames : 2 weeks
Magazines: 1 week


Renewal 3 times if no demand

For renewals please contact 2829 9917 during opening hours or send an e-mail to:


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Self-Check System

A Self-Check System is now available in our library with which you can borrow or return items in an easy and convenient way, even when our library counter is not in service!