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Max Mueller Bhavan | India Chennai


In our library you will find books, magazines, films, music, apps and games in German. Our translated titles also offer non-German readers the opportunity to find out about literature, culture, society, politics and current affairs in Germany. Another focus is our collection of German as a foreign language.

Registration and library membership

The library is open to the public and the in-house use of the libraryis free of charge. Membership is required for borrowing privileges.

The focal points of our collection are German language, literature and culture, German history and German feature films and documentaries

We offer you:

— Books in German
— English translations of works of German authors
— Reference works and dictionaries
— Materials for German as a foreign language
— German newspapers, magazines and journals
— CDs of music and literature (audio books)
— DVDs
— Internet access
Our holdings number approximately 4500 volumes including print and audio visual media in German as well as in translation. The book and magazine collections are complemented by audio books and the greatest choice of German feature and documentary films available in Chennai.

With our wide range of language and teaching material, particular emphasis has also been placed on ‘Deutsch als Fremdsprache’ (German as a foreign language)

You need to fill in a registration card and present a current proof of residence document (passport, driving license,election card  etc.)

The charges for library membership are*
— Annual      : Rs.1000
— 6 months  : Rs. 600
*The library membership can be availed, at no extra cost by language students of Goethe Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai for the duration of their course.
You can register online on our website. Kindly fill in this form beforehand, to enter the required data for your registration and to confirm your mail address in advance.  Visit the library within a week of registration to complete the enrolment process. 

Library Online Registration

The loan period may be extended as long as the material is not overdue or has been reserved. Exceptions are language material and DVDs. Renewal of loans can be made through your online library account or by contacting the library issue desk by phone or email.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 - 18:00 Hrs
Sundays and Mondays: Closed


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