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Our library is closed until further notice. Overdue media can be returned after the library reopens and no fine will be charged on overdue media. We are working from home and will be glad to reply to your queries on email! Write to us

Onleihe, our eLibrary is there for you! Everywhere, anytime and free!

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.

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Take one, give one

An initiative by the Library @ Goethe-Institut Chennai

TG1 @GI Chennai
,,Take one, give one" provides not only an easy access to books but also an opportunity for people to share books that have made a difference in their lives.

Bring in any book you have finished reading, leave it on the shelf for other people to read and take a new one that interests you.
Let us celebrate books and the love of reading.