Lending Service

Young Reader © Goethe-Institut Irland
Get acquainted with the latest works by German authors in our library (available in English and German) and catch up on current trends and developments in present-day Germany. Relax with a German newspaper or magazine in our reading room. There is also free wireless internet in our library rooms.

The focal points of our collection are 20th and 21st century German literature, art, culture, society and history. We place particular emphasis on “Deutsch als Fremdsprache” (German as a foreign Language). Our collections are complemented by audio books and a choice of German feature and documentary films.


The library is open to the public and reference use of the library is free of charge. A reader's card is required if you wish to borrow items from the library. To obtain a valid reader's card, you need to fill in an application form and present proof of identification and address in Ireland (driving licence, utility bill, lease etc). 

Lending Periods:
Books, CDs: 4 weeks
Videos and DVDs: 2 weeks

The loan period may be extended as long as the material has not been reserved.