We are open – by appointment!

We are excited to partly reopening our library for returning and borrowing materials, based on prior appointment only. All materials issued before the lockdown can now be returned. You are also allowed to borrow materials from the library.

Days: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Time: 11.00 am to 1.00 pm
           3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

All you have to do:

Send an E-Mail to us at info-kolkata@goethe.de requesting for time-slot on any of the scheduled days. We will get in touch with you.
Mention your Membership Number.
Browse through our Online Catalog; search for materials you would like to borrow; and send us the details. We will keep the materials ready for you to pick up at the specified time-slot and date, so far they are available.

We look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to answer your queries.

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.