Goethe-Institut New York Bibliothek Photo: Katherine Lorimer


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 download digital media for a predetermined period of time.


Research our library's physical and digital holdings in our online catalog.


Answers to questions about book donations, residencies, translations and more...

Service and Activities

German Consultation in the Library

Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:00pm

Missed a class? Need help with your homework? Our German consultation for language course participants 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.

Librarian in Residence

The Librarian in Residence blog provides impressions, ideas and insights from the library scene in the United States and Germany.

Service for librarians

Events, specialist information and cooperation services for librarians.