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


The Library Summer Challenge is over but not the fun!

  The Library Summer Challenge 2017 @ Chennai On Saturday 17 June 2017, the Library organized the Grand Finale of the Library Summer Challenge where the prize winners were announced.

Press Coverage by The Hindu

The Library team would like to thank the over 100 participants, who have registered for this challenge for making this event a grand success.


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.