Do you have questions about Germany? Our information service is available to answer your questions by telephone, fax or email.

Tel:  +1 877 GOETHE-1 (toll-free within the USA)
Tel:  +1 212 439 8688
Fax: +1 212 439 8705

Our offerings


With our free eLibrary you can download and borrow a wide range of digital media such as eBooks, ePapers, eMusic, eAudios and eVideos.

Film Archive

Rentals from our film archive are currently not available.
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.

Service for Librarians

The Goethe-Institut supports professional exchange between German and American librarians and information specialists.