What we offer

Lending Service

Our library is open to the public and the in-house use of books and media are free of charge. Membership is required for borrowing privileges. Library members may register for a personalized account in order to renew borrowed media via the Online Catalog.


The eLibrary is the free, virtual library of the Goethe-Institut. Once you've registered, this service allows you to borrow digital media -- such as ebooks, audio and video files, and electronic newspapers and magazines -- for a predetermined period of time, by downloading them either directly onto your device or via app.

Information Service

We're here to answer your questions relating to German language and culture.

Translation Grant Program

The Goethe-Institut’s translation grant program supports non-German publishers in publishing German-language literature, with the aim of making works accessible to non-German speaking readers.

Service and Activities

German Consultation for language course students in the Library

Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:00pm

Missed a class? Need help with your homework? Our German consultation for language course students is on demand, so please register in advance via an email to germancourses-newyork@goethe.de.

German Book Club

Our monthly Book Club reads contemporary works of German literature.

Current Writing in German

What's new in the German literary scene? Here we'll keep you informed about current events, authors to discover, new publications and translations into English.

Service for librarians

Events, specialist information and cooperation services for librarians.

Library Hours

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

Saturday service dates: October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, December 1, December 15