Lending Service

Pick-up Service Pic © Goethe-Institut Indonesien


Due to the implementation of the Java-Bali Emergency PPKM, the Goethe-Institut Jakarta library media pickup service will be suspended from 3 July 2021. We will resume the service when the Java-Bali Emergency PPKM is terminated. In the meantime, we will automatically renew the loans that are due during the Emergency PPKM.

Our Pickup Service: order media online

The library is temporarily closed to visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, this does not mean that you cannot borrow our media. Using the library catalog, you can conveniently select books, DVDs and CDs from your home, order them and then collect them in person or via ojek. And around the clock! How? This information sheet provides instructions:

Pickup Service Instructions (PDF)

Feel free to contact us at any time if you need help or have any questions:
WhatsApp: +62 812 1882 9013

Lending Service

The library has a stock of around 40,000 printed and digital 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 documentaries on DVD, some with English subtitles
We offer expanded inventories in our main topics:
  • German as foreign language
  • Regional studies
  • Gaming
  • Film
In online catalog (OPAC) you can get a detailed overview of our collection and search for specific media.
Our  media lending service can be used by residents of the Jabodetabek area. You will need a valid library membership card to borrow media.   
What are the benefits of becoming a member of our library?   
  • You can borrow physical and digital media from our collections at no additional cost.
  • You can use our media pickup service.
  • You will become part of the only public library in Jakarta with a German-language media collection.  
Language course students of the Goethe-Institut receive a complementary free membership for the duration of their course upon presentation of the booking confirmation. 
For the general public, our annual membership fee will not be applied until further notice during the COVID-19 pandemic.    
Do you want to become a member of our library? Register online and get our digital library card BibToGo now. 

Register Now

Library Regulations


Books, magazines, 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 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 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.