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Welcome to the library of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai. Here you will find a selection of media in German language and in translation in the library: books, magazines, films, music, apps and games. Find out more about current topics and trends, and get to know Germany.

Library Service Updates

Library Timings in October © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Library Timings in October

Due to exams and internal events, the library will operate on modified timings on the following days:
 - Monday, 03.10.2022: Closed - German Unification Day
 - Wednesday, 05.10.2022: Closed - Dussehra
 - Tuesday, 11.10.2022: Closed - Event
 - Wednesday, 12.10.2022: Closed - Event
 - Saturday, 15.10.2022: Closed - Exam
 - Monday, 17.10.2022: Closed - Exam
 - Tuesday, 18.10.2022: Closed - Exam
 - Wednesday, 19.10.2022: Closed - Exam
 - Monday, 24.10.2022: Closed - Diwali
 - Wednesday, 26.10.2022: Closed - Diwali
 The library will remain open on Sundays,09.10, 16.10 and 30.10.2022
Library Timings: 
10:30 am to 05:30 pm on the days as marked in the calendar.
 Safety protocols apply.
 - Wear your mask,
 - Use the sanitiser,
 - Maintain distance.


Our Offers

Lending © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan


The library is open to the public and use of books and media in the library is free of charge.

Onleihe - PC and Laptop Illustration: Maria Tran Larsen © Goethe-Institut


The eLibrary is the virtual library of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan in India which allows you to borrow digital media.

Online-Catalogue © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Online Catalogue

Browse our catalog and discover the current selection of print and audiovisual media in German and English.

Translation Funding © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Translation funding

Our translation funding programme supports the publication of books by German authors in another language.

Servicio para bibliotecarios Foto: © Goethe-Institut

Service for librarians

Events, specialist information and cooperation services for librarians.

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Musik - Illustration of grammophone, loudspeakers, music notes © Goethe-Institut / Illustration: Katta Rasche

Art & Children
K3: KinderKunstKiste

KinderKunstKiste is a project of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai in association with ThinkArts. During each ONLINE session children discover different artists and music composers through engaging presentations & activities.

Seagull Books - GI Mumbai © Seagull Books

Glimpses into some must-read books
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.

Arabian Nights ©Sapan Saran

Drama & Translation
Contemporary German Drama in South Asian Languages

Contemporary German-language drama is characterized by enormous variety. This project is about translating some of them in six South Asian languages – Bangla, Hindi, Marathi, Sinhalese, Tamil, and Urdu.

Poets Translating Poets | 2014 © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

Poetry & Translation
Poets Translating Poets

Poets Translating Poets, brought together regional language poets from across India – from Kashmir to the North East to Bangladesh with poets from Germany, to work in teams to create new versions of each other’s poetry.

Rosinenpicker © Goethe-Institut / Illustration: Tobias Schrank

Book recommendations
Online-blogg: Rosinenpicker

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


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