• Library Goethe-Institut New Delhi Lounge Area © Sanyam Bajaj
    Relax in our lounge area and browse through magazines and newspapers from Germany.
  • Library Goethe-Institut New Delhi Collection © Sanyam Bajaj
    Our library offers books on Germany and the German language in German and English.
  • Library Goethe-Institut New Work Stations © Sanyam Bajaj
    The library is open to the public, for anyone who wants to use its books and media or seeks information related to Germany.
  • Library Goethe-Institut New Ipads © Sanyam Bajaj
    Try apps related to Germany and the German language and browse the internet.
  • Library Goethe-Institut New DVD Collection © Sanyam Bajaj
    German feature films & documentaries on DVD, mainly with subtitles in English, are one main subject in our library collection.

Are you interested in Germany and the German language? Our library offers an up-to-date and representative selection of print and audio-visual media, which informs about current topics and trends in Germany. 40% of our collection consists of books and media in English language.

Main subject areas are German language and culture, German feature films & documentaries on DVD and contemporary literature and art. A special feature of our library's collection is the "German as a foreign language" section, which is tailored to meet the needs of language students and teachers.
The library is open to the public, for anyone who wants to use its books and media or seeks information related to Germany.
However, in order to borrow books and media from the library, a membership is a must.   

The library offers
  • Fiction and non-fiction in German and English
  • German newspapers and magazines
  • Music CDs and audio books
  • Feature and documentary films on DVD, mainly with English subtitles
  • Board games for language learners and native speakers
Leicht zu lesen - A selection of German literature for language students from B2 onwards
To be a member, you need to fill in a registration card and present a photo identification (e.g. passport, driving license, election card, UID/Aadhaar card).

The charges for a library membership are:
  • Annual membership: INR 1200
  • 6 monthly membership: INR 700
The library membership is free of charge for language students of Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi for the duration of their course.

German teachers at schools and universities can submit a letter from their school authorities stating that they are teaching German at the time of inscription and renewal for a free library membership.

You can register online on our website. Please fill in this form beforehand, to enter the most important data for your registration and to confirm your mail address in advance. Book an appointment to visit the library within the following 4 weeks or email us to complete the enrolment process. The library team will also be happy to help you out with your queries - virtual and in-person.

Loan periods
Members are entitled to borrow ten media (maximum three from the language learning materials and maximum three DVDs).

Loan periods for all books and  media (books, journals, CDs, DVDs, games): 3 weeks

Items can be renewed through your online library account, provided there is no prior reservation (except for language learning materials). For renewals, you can also contact the lending service by phone or e-mail.