Goethe-Institut New York Bibliothek Photo: Katherine Lorimer


Opening Hours:

Mondays-Fridays 1:00-6:30pm
1st & 3rd Saturdays 1:00-5:00pm


What we offer


Our library is open to the public and the in-house use of books, audio-visual media and information services is free of charge.


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 Consultation in the Library

Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:00pm

Missed a class? Need help with your homework? Or want to speak German outside of class? Our German consultation is on demand, so please register in advance via an email to

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. 

Service for librarians

Events, specialist information and cooperation services for librarians.