Goethe Library Ausleihe ©Christine Skowski for Goethe-Institut Namibia

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.

We can offer you

  • German-language books
  • Translations of German authors into English
  • A small collection of translations of German authors into Sinhala
  • Reference works and dictionaries
  • German daily and weekly newspapers
  • German specialist journals
  • Music-CDs & audio books
  • DVDs
We have excellent special collections in our focal areas of Architecture and Visual Art.

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 the application form, show your ID-card.

Library cards are available for the following fees:
Membership for Books, DVD's & CD's
SLR. 2000.00 anually.

Loan periods

Books & magazines: 3 weeks
DVDs & CDs: 1 week


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