Mitarbeiterin der Bibliothek am Goethe-Institut Kenia Foto: Bernhard Ludewig

In the library you'll find an up-to-date selection of printed and audiovisual media both in German and English to keep you informed about latest trends and current issues.

Our collection contains about 5,500 printed and audio-visual media:

  • German-language books
  • Translations of German authors into English
  • Reference works and dictionaries
  • German daily and weekly newspapers
  • German specialist journals
  • Databases
  • CDs and cassettes of music and literature
  • Videos and DVDs
The media collection in our information centre is updated regularly. The main areas covered by our collection are:
  • Philosophy, Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Language
  • Art
  • Literature
  • German Geography
The library is open to the general public. Reference use of the library and information centre is free of charge. To borrow books and other materials, you need a valid library card. To obtain one, simply fill out a membership application form and return it with one passport size photo of yourself and the necessary membership fee.

Library cards are available at the following rates:
Adults Ksh 800 per year
Students Ksh 400 per year

Loan periods: 

Books: 3 weeks 
Audio cassettes: 2 days 
Videos: 2 days 
CDs, CD-ROMs and DVDs: 2 days 


The loan period may be extended, provided that other library users have not reserved the materials. We regret that loans of videos and DVDs cannot be renewed. For renewals, please contact us.