Library Photo: Katherine Lorimer Library The library is temporarily closed. Information regarding the reopening will be communicated in a timely fashion. Circulation Our library is open to the public and the in-house use of books, audio-visual media and information services is free of charge. eLibrary 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. Service and Activity German Book Club The Book Club of the Goethe-Institut New York reads contemporary works of German literature. If you'd like to join a discussion with others who are interested in German literature, then this is the place for you. Translation Grant Program The Goethe-Institut's translation grant program provides support to non-German publishers for the publication of titles translated from the German.