We are happy to announce that the library of Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata has opened its door for visitors.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday
11:00 am – 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

All library loans are automatically renewed.

Temperature will be checked at the entrance. Please wear a mask at all times.

For queries, please write to

Library © Goethe-Institut Kolkata/Photo:Sharanya Chattopadhyay


You will find a selection of media in German language and in translation in the library: books, magazines, films, music, apps and games. Find out more about current topics and trends, and get to know Germany.

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What we offer


The library is open to the public and use of books and media in the library is free of charge.


The eLibrary is the virtual library of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan in India which allows you to borrow digital media.

Translation funding

Our translation funding programme supports the publication of books by German authors in another language.

Service for librarians

Events, specialist information and cooperation services for librarians.