New offer in the library: our students can enroll for a basic computer skills class for free.
Please register on site or contact us at

NOTE: For this offer is first come first served, as only a few places are available.

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In the library you will find an up-to-date selection of printed and audiovisual media both in German and English to keep you informed about the latest trends and current issues.

What we offer

  • German and English language books
  • English Translations of German literature
  • Reference books (Dictionaries, Atlases, Encyclopaediae)
  • German magazines, journals and newspapers
  • CDs and cassettes of music and literature
  • Videos and DVDs
  • Access to E-Resources for self-paced studying in German.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9:30am – 4:00pm

We are closed on Saturdays and Public Holidays.

You can also contact us by email:

Library address

Goethe-Zentrum Kampala – Library

Plot 52, Bukoto Street


Lending Services

Reference use of the library is free of charge. To borrow books and other materials, you need a valid library card. To obtain one, simply pay for membership and register at the  reception. A valid membership card is needed.

Loan periods:
14 days for all media except novels which can be borrowed for 1 month

Renewals are possible, but only if the book is not reserved by other users. Please contact the librarian directly or send an e-mail to

Please attend to the loan period. For each day exceeding the period, we charge a fee of 1,000 UGX.

Books that are lost or returned damaged must be replaced by the user. 10,000 UGX for novels and non-study materials, 20,000 UGX for Study materials and 30,000 UGX, if it had a CD. For CDs that are missing or damged, the user needs to pay 5,000 UGX. For DVDs that are missing or damaged, the user needs to pay 20,000 UGX.

Recommended e-resources

Onleihe – Online library of the Goethe Institut
With the Goethe-Institut’s eLibrary you can borrow a wide range of digital media such as eBooks, ePapers, eMusic, eAudios and eVideos.
This offer is available to all Goethe-Institut library users.

Deutsch Perfekt Magazin
Improve your German with interesting texts and entertaining exercises

Popcast – Current Music from Germany
The latest from German bands – monthly: listen in, subscribe!

Bücher, über die man spricht.
Read what people are talking about on the German-language book market

Writing about Africa
Welcome to a voyage of discovery of new German literature representing images of diverse Africa – German Literature Online
Your Portal for the Worldwide Promotion of Contemporary German Literature and for a special translation grant programme focused on changing countries.

Projekt Gutenberg
Classics of World Literature in German, online at Projekt Gutenberg.