Lending Service

Lending Service Foto: Goethe-Institut/Dominic Julian



The Language Media Centre is open with prior appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1.00 to 4.00pm . Kindly  emaillibrary-kl@goethe.de to book your appointment. 

The Language Media Centre of the Goethe-Institut Malaysia is open to all interested parties. The use of books, magazines and audiovisual media is free of charge in the library. Borrowing media to your home requires a library card.

The language media centre has a stock of around 1,000 books and more than 20,000 digital media, which we are constantly updating.

You will find:

  • Materials for learning, practicing and teaching German as a foreign language as well as for preparing for language proficiency exams
  • Current non-fiction titles on contemporary German culture and society
  • German magazines
  • Feature films and documentaries on DVD, some with English subtitles
  • Reference books and dictionaries
  • Internet workstations, iPads with German Learning Apps, and free Wi-Fi
In our online catalog (OPAC) you can get a detailed overview of our collection and search for specific media.
Goethe-Institut Malaysia Library’s Online Catalogue

To borrow media, a valid library card is required.

You can become a member by enrolling at the librarian desk in our institute. The membership fee is RM50/year, excluding a refundable deposit of RM100.The deposit will be returned in cash at the end of the membership upon request with the proof of receipt.

Language course students of the Goethe-Institut receive a free membership for the duration of their course upon presentation of the student card.

Terms and Conditions

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. Then come to the language media centre within the following 7 days to complete the enrolment process. The language media centre team will also be happy to inform you during a personal visit.


Books: 4 weeks
Examination books: 2 weeks (no extension)
DVDs: 1 week
If you already have a library membership, you can register in our online catalog (OPAC).
The personalized use of OPAC offers you the following advantages:
  • Display of borrowed media including due date
  • Extension of the loan period of your media
  • Insight into outstanding and paid fees
  • Purchase proposals for the library's media collections
  • Commenting on media
  • Overview of the media you have borrowed in the past
To be able to use this service, you have to be approved once by the library team.

Please contact the library team on your next visit or apply for the activation online.

If the media you have borrowed are not pre-ordered by other users, the loan period may be extended once. Excluded from the extension are materials for exam preparation.

You can comfortably extend your media online in our library catalog after you have logged into your personal user account.

Media extension online

Alternatively, you can extend your media directly at the librarian desk as well as by email or by phone:

Tel.: +60 3 21642011 (Ext.: 119)