The Media Lounge is open to the public and use of books and media inside the Media Lounge is free of charge.


The eLibrary ("Onleihe") is the free, virtual library of the Goethe-Institut Libanon which allows you to borrow digital media.

Translation programme

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.


TASHWEESH - Conversations and Alliances in Feminism © Nancy Naser Al Deen

15- 17/11/2018
TASHWEESH - Conversations and Alliances in Feminism

 3-days festival on feminist artists, activists, and academics and their work featuring film screenings, lectures and discussions at Media Lounge as well as performances in Zoukak Studio.

Gaming/VR © Goethe-Institut Libanon

Open House: Show & Tell on Gaming/VR

Interactive theme night on Gaming and Virtual Reality. Local game developers are presenting current trends in the Lebanese gaming scene.

The Cinema of the Berlin School © Goethe-Institut Libanon

25/04 – 18/07/2018
The Cinema of the Berlin School

Current film screening program organised by the Media Lounge – every second Wednesday at 7:00 PM.

Points of Contact © Goethe-Institut Libanon

27/01 – 10/03/2018
Points of Contact

The exhibition and public program Points of Contact brings together multi-media responses and investigations into the architecture of the built environment in Lebanon, and its impact on a human bodily experience.

B-Movie film still © DEF Media GmbH

11/10/2017 – 17/01/2018
Berlin in Film

Film screenings of Berlin-related movies from the Media Lounge's inventory.

Beirut Short Stories © KFW Stiftung/Goethe-Institut Libanon

Beirut Short Stories

Following the success of Beirut Short Stories in 2016 and 2018, the project to promote young literary talent in the Middle East will continue in Beirut in 2018. 

Bibbus © Goethe-Institut Libanon/ Ghiath al Haddad


The BibBus, provided by the Goethe-Institut Libanon, brings books, games, and entertainment to disadvantaged children and adolescents in Lebanon.

Just Listen! © Colourbox

Just Listen!

Funny stories about horses, witches and football players - read aloud in Arabic and ready for download!