Service Foto: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias


What we offer

Reading Room

The Goethe-Institut Chicago has a small reference library.

Events for School Classes

Show us how you teach or visit the Goethe-Institut Chicago with your German Class!

Further offers


The eLibrary is the virtual library of the Goethe-Institut New York for the USA. This service allows you to borrow digital media for a predetermined period of time.

Film Archive

The Goethe-Institute film catalogue comprises over 600 culturally relevant feature and documentary films available for research and loan. All films are stored at the Goethe-Institut Boston and are available on digital format (DVD and blue ray). The films are available for rental for non-commercial screenings by all cultural and educational institutions within the United States. Films cannot be rented to individuals. 

Translation funding

Our translation funding program supports the publication of books by German authors in another language.

“Ehrenurkunde” awards program

Ehrenurkunden for High School and College students