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Besucher in der Bibliothek© Goethe-Institut Bandung

Lending Service

In our library you will find books, magazines, films and board games in German. We offer extended stocks in our main subject areas such as German as a foreign language, German children's and young people's literature and care workers.

Browse in the library catalogue

The library is open to the public and the use of books and media is free of charge. A valid user card is required to borrow media. You must register for this personally at our library.

Registration is possible via our online form or the app BibtoGo. Please fill out the form to enter the most important data for your registration and confirm your email address. Then come to our library within seven days to complete the registration. You will need [an identity card and a current proof of address]. You can also fill out a printed registration form during our consultation hours.

Registrations, membership renewals and fee payments can only be completed during opening hours.

Please read the Library Regulation before registering.
Library membership is required to borrow media.
  • Standard: IDR 50,000/year
  • For course participants: a free membership for the duration of their course upon presentation of the student card.
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.
What would it be like to have all the services of our library at your fingertips, anytime, anywhere? The app BibToGo combines all the benefits of your library membership. And offers even more!
  • You receive a personal digital library card integrated in BibToGo. With this digital card, you can borrow media from our library. Even if you are offline.
  • With BiToGo you can conveniently access your personal library account and view your borrowed media, extend the loan period or check media reservations.
  • Would you like to see which media we have in our stocks? With BibToGo you can easily access our library catalogue. Our lists with selected media recommendations will help you make your selection.
  • Looking for additional information on how to best benefit from our holdings? An integrated QR code reader allows you to access additional information when you are in our library.

To borrow media, a valid library card is required. A loan is only possible for people who live in Bandung.

Books, CDs and DVDs: 4 weeks

Media can be returned to the Goethe-Institut security service around the clock. Please make sure that the media is packed safely.
If the media you have borrowed are not pre-ordered by other users, the loan period may be extended once.

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.

Library catalogue

Bibliothekskatalog online