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.

Latest news

Library Closure

The library of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata will remain closed from Saturday, 04.03.2017 to Saturday, 11.03.2017 for upgrading of software and database migration.
It will return to its regular opening hours on Sunday, 12.03.2017. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused.