Quick access:

Go directly to content (Alt 1)Go directly to second-level navigation (Alt 3)Go directly to first-level navigation (Alt 2)
Library New Delhi© Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

New Delhi

At our library, get access to hundreds of print and electronic reference and language resources, browse through the internet, unwind with the latest PS4 games, or attend one of the library’s many events. Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to the library of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi!

Library Service Updates

Library Open © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

The Library is Open!

Keeping all necessary COVID protocols in mind, the library will be open to the public on the dates marked in the calendar from 10 am - 5 pm. The available services include:

  • Material issue and return
  • Shelf browsing
  • Self-check machine
Sitting spaces will not be accessible.


Our first priority is your safety. In order to enter the premises you will be required to prove you are COVID-19 free via any one of the following three options:

Vaccinated (both shots) OR  Recovered (less than 6 months ago) OR Tested (a negative RT-PCR test, not older than 72 hours)


Our Offers

Lending © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan


The library is open to the public, for anyone who wants to use its books and media or seeks information related to Germany.

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


The virtual library allows you to borrow digital media over the free-of-charge platform.

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.

Library Visit © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan


The library offers library visits and guided tours for schools, German language learners, and institutions and groups.

Translation Funding © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan


The Translation Funding program supports the publication of books by German authors in another language.

Service and Partnerships © Colorbox


Resource sharing, events, specialist information and cooperation services for librarians.

Newsletter Subscription

Newsletter © Canva

Library Newsletter
The library's newsletter informs you about new titles and trends in the German book and media market and about the latest news about our library and the cultural scene in Germany.
Subscribe/unsubscribe the newsletter


Lese-Literati © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

A Series of Literary Events

Lese-Literati is a series of storytelling that celebrates readers, book-lovers, and writers. Celebrating the love of books and literature, the series offers a whole enchilada: from meet the author events to author panels and literary debates, and more.

Pop Up Creative Room Foto: Goethe-Institut/Lucid Creative

Pop Up Creative Room

From September to December the libraries of Max Mueller Bhavan/ Goethe-Institut India will be offering workshops on digital techniques as part of Pop Up Creative Room e.g. Film making, podcasts, digital drawing and the creative use of augmented reality.

A white loudspeaker symbol and a hand with a smartphone on which a bookshelf is shown. Goethe-Institut | created with Canva | CC BY 4.0

The Goethe-Institut Programme with IFLA
Emerging International Voices

Twenty-two emerging international library professionals discuss the role of digital libraries in their countries. Join them for a discussion with top experts. 


Lending Service

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi
WhatsApp: +91 98732 61221
Tel. + 91 11 23471124