We are still here for you...

The library is closed due to renovation. However, we are still here for you.
‘Mail and collect’ and ‘Mail and return’ services -which allow you to borrow or return media without visiting the library, will continue until Saturday 18.12.2021.
Library visits remain suspended. We look forward to welcoming you in our library in January 2022.
Do mail us if you would like reading tips or if you have any further queries.

What we offer


‘Mail and collect’ and ‘Mail and return’ services can be availed by:
-Current online course participants who have completed their Library Online Registration Procedure.
-Patrons with annual / 6 months library membership.


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.