What we offer

Lending

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

eLibrary

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 2019

The Library Summer Challenge drew to a close on 30 July 2019. Over 100 participants registered and submitted the challenge sheets - Foreword, Preface, Chapters, Afterword - which included word jumbles, slogans and crossword puzzles challenging the knowledge not only about Germany but also the events of Goethe-Institut Chennai. The four stage challenge ended on a high note with the winners receiving Goethe goodies as well as free library memberships.

LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS
 

FOREWORD CHALLENGE

FIRST        SANJANA REDDY 
SECOND   VISWABHARATHI
THIRD       V G AISHWAINEE
 
PREFACE CHALLENGE

FIRST       SANTOSH P 
SECOND  SENTHILPRABHU
THIRD      YOGESHWARI
 
CHAPTERS CHALLENGE

FIRST     ARUN KUMAR 
SECOND SENTHILPRABHU
THIRD    SANTOSH P 
AFTERWORD CHALLENGE

FIRST      SANTOSH P 
SECOND  V CHARANYA
THIRD     PRATHYUSHA SRINIVASAN
GRAND FINALE

FIRST       SANTOSH P 
SECOND  SENTHILPRABHU
THIRD     ARUN KUMAR 

BEST FEEDBACK       MADHULIKA
BEST SLOGAN           ARUN KUMAR  
Winners who were not present during the event can collect their prizes in August 2019
 

 

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.