Due to the current COVID situation, the library of Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata shall remain closed to the public from 10.01.2022 until further notice. We will keep you updated and look forward to welcoming you back.

Members can however send their request for borrowing media per e-mail library-kolkata@goethe.de and pick up the material at the gate, on the specific date and time allotted to them. The borrowed items can be returned at the gate from Tuesday to Friday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm every week.

Until we reopen, all library loans are automatically renewed. There will be no charges for any media on loan until we reopen and offer regular services.

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

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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.