The library remains closed until further notice.
All materials currently out on loan will be automatically renewed. All expiring library memberships will also be automatically renewed.Please check our homepage or social media channels for up-to-date information. You can best reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you wish to return borrowed items, this is currently only possible via mail. Please address all book returns to: Goethe-Institut New York Library, 30 Irving Place, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003.
In order to make our library and it's resources accessible to all, all library memberships will be free effective immediately.An annual library membership entitles patrons to borrowing privileges from both our physical library and our eLibrary.
To apply for library membership, we require the following:
- proof of identity (government-issued ID)
- an email address and telephone number
Renewals are possible via our Online Catalog, by phone or email. Failure to renew or return materials will eventually result in the system automatically freezing your account.
There are no fines for overdue material, but members are expected to reimburse the library for lost or damaged material.
Depending on the type, digital media may be borrowed from our eLibrary anywhere from 1 hour to 2 weeks (learn more about our eLibrary here). No need to renew or return digital media such as eBooks - they expire automatically at the end of the loan period.
For members outside of New York City, we offer loans by mail under the following condition: the library will pay to mail items to members, but members are responsible for the cost of return postage.
We neither loan material held by other Goethe-Institut libraries worldwide nor do we request materials from other libraries via interlibrary loan.