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.

Latest news

World Book Day

An initiative by the Library @ Goethe-Institut Chennai

TLSCTo celebrate this, the Library @ Goethe-Institut Chennai invites children and adults to visit the library and participate in this challenge.

Registrations open on 25 April 2017.
The closing ceremony and the prize distribution is on  Saturday 17 June 2017 4.00 p.m.

You can win Early bird prizes too !


Take one, give one

An initiative by the Library @ Goethe-Institut 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.