Our library is temporarily closed due to the current situation. 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. On reopening, we will update you about the new return date for borrowed media.
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Questions? Contact us: library-mumbai@goethe.de

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

Readings in the Shed - Blurbs

Goethe-Institut Mumbai presents readings of excerpts from English translations of selected contemporary German-language literature in the form of short films.

Online-blogg: Rosinenpicker

News from the German book and media market: books, audio books and CDs from the world of fiction, nonfiction and music