Lending Service

Medien Foto: Goethe-Institut Bandung With a representative selection of current media, the library informs about society, culture, politics and current affairs in Germany. The library of the Goethe-Institut Bandung is open to all interested parties. The use of books, magazines and audiovisual media is free of charge in the library. Borrowing media to your home requires a library card.

Lending Service

The library has a stock of around 4,500 media, which we are constantly updating.
You will find:
  • Books on selected German-related topics in German, sometimes also in English or Indonesian
  • Materials for learning German
  • Current German magazines
  • Feature Films and Children's and Youth Film on DVD, some with English subtitles
  • Video and board games
  • Reference books and dictionaries
  • Workstations with Wi-Fi
We offer expanded inventories in our main topics:
  • German as foreign language
  • German Literature
  • Architecture
  • Film
In online catalog (OPAC) you can get a detailed overview of our collection and search for specific media.
To borrow media, a valid library card is required. A loan is only possible for people who live in Bandung.
The annual fee is Rp. 50,000.-
Language course students of the Goethe-Institut receive a free membership for the duration of their course upon presentation of the student card.
Please bring a current ID card (KTP Bandung) for registration. If you do not have an ID card, we will issue a library card upon presentation of a registration confirmation from your community.
You can register online on our website. Please fill in this form beforehand, to enter the most important data for your registration and to confirm your mail address in advance. Then come to the library within the following 7 days to complete the enrolment process. The library team will also be happy to inform you during a personal visit.

Online Registration

Books: 4 weeks
Audio cassettes, videos, DVDs, magazines and boardgames: 2 weeks
If you already have a library membership, you can register in our online catalog (OPAC). The personalized use of OPAC offers you the following advantages:
  • Display of borrowed media including due date
  • Extension of the loan period of your media
  • Insight into outstanding and paid fees
  • Purchase proposals for the library's media collections
  • Commenting on media
  • Overview of the media you have borrowed in the past

To be able to use this service, you have to be approved once by the library team. Please contact the library team on your next visit or apply for the activation.
If the media you have borrowed are not pre-ordered by other users, the loan period may be extended twice. Excluded from the extension are boardgames, AV Media, magazines and materials for exam preparation.

You can comfortably extend your media online in our library catalog after you have logged into your personal user account.

>> Media extension online

Should you require assistance, please check our website for further information or contact us via WhatsApp.