Language Media Centre
Lending Service

Goethe-Institut Singapur Lending Service Photo: Goethe-Institut Singapur/ Tellus

Library Closed Until Further Notice

We apologise for the recent email reminder about library items due on Thursday, 1 July 2021. All loans will be extended until Wednesday, 1 September 2021, and all overdue charges incurred while our library is closed will be waived.

Our library is being renovated and library services have been suspended until further notice. Your borrowed items will be renewed and no late fees will be charged. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in a brand new space next year. We apologise for the inconvenience. 

For German books, audiobooks and films, please visit our free eLibrary Onleihe with more than 35,000 items available.​

If you have any questions, please contact the library team:

In our Language Media Centre, you can learn, do research, engage in discussion, prepare for classes or study for exams - all according to your individual needs. However, this is also a place to unwind, where you can relax, read a newspaper, play games or chat informally with others.

The staff in our media centre will be happy to offer support and advice on all of the resources and help with the selection of suitable practice materials.

In our library, you will find:
  • Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF) practice materials for reading, listening, writing, and speaking
  • Grammar books and textbooks
  • Dictionaries and reference books
  • Exam preparation materials
  • Movies and video materials and equipment
  • Newspaper: Die Zeit
  • Current magazine selection: Der Spiegel, Focus, Geo, art, fotoMagazin, Fono Forum, Novum, EPD Film, Spiegel Geschichte, Damals, Geo Epoche, Schöner Wohnen, Eltern, Essen&Trinken, Geo Wissen, Cosmopolitan, Joy, Brigitte
  • Free Wi-Fi
The library is open to the public and use of books and media in the library is free of charge. An annual Goethe-Institut Singapore membership entitles patrons to borrowing privileges from both our physical library and our eLibrary.

Please find further details on our Library Terms and Conditions information sheet (below):

Annual GOETHE-INSTITUT SINGAPORE membership fees:

Adults S$ 42.80
Students below 18 S$ 21.40
Couples S$ 64.20

The Goethe-Institut membership is valid for 12 months and compulsory for all students at Goethe-Institut Singapore. Membership fee is non-transferable.

Goethe-Institut membership privileges:
  • Free access to our library
  • Free access to our digital library
  • Concession for German Film Festival movie tickets and other cultural events
  • Discounts with partners: -15% in The LOKAL
Registration and payment of membership fees are required at Level 3 office before becoming a library user.

For the library membership, 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 library within the following 7 days to complete the enrolment process. The library team will also be happy to inform you of more details during a personal visit.


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.
The loan period may be extended, provided that other library users have not reserved the materials.

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

You can also contact us via e-mail or call us at +65 6735 4555.