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Do you have questions about Germany?
The Goethe-Institut New York Library is available to answer your questions by telephone, fax or email:
Tel. +1 877 GOETHE1 (toll-free within the USA)
Tel. +1 212 4398688
Fax +1 212 4398705

What we offer


The Goethe-Institut Washington offers exciting, free events for school classes.

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​​​​​​​The Goethe-Institut Washington would like to invite you and your students to visit us.
We will tailor a program for you and your students related to the German language and culture.

Learn more about this opportunity!

Do you want to offer your students a special treat?
Invite Germany’s “Young Ambassadors” into your classroom.
Learn more about German For Hire.

Further Offerings

Service for librarians

Events, specialist information and cooperation services for librarians.

Film Archive

Our collection contains over 1090 titles on digital formats (DVD and blue ray). The films can be rented for non-commercial screenings by cinematheques, film clubs, film festivals, and other cultural and educational institutions. Please note that the standard is PAL – you would need a multistandard DVD-player.  

Translation funding

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

Student counseling

In the US, the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - DAAD) has a branch office in New York that can answer your questions about studying in Germany.