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.

Due to the situation around Covid-19 (Corona), the library is currently closed.

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.

Free @ Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

Exchange Library © Goethe-Institut Kolkata/Photo: Sharanya Chattopadhyay
Take One – Bring One!
Simply bring your own book from home and EXCHANGE it for another – and READ