Goethe Institut: reading room and eLibrary


Go visit the reading room at the Goethe Institut and sign up for the eLibrary!

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The Goethe-Institut has refurnished its Reading Room!

The Reading Room offers a small selection of books on both German and International art, culture, society and history. The Reading Room aims to benefit Rwandans learning German and to encourage a greater reading culture in Rwanda. Currently, the books can only be read in the Reading Room and cannot be borrowed. A member of the Goethe-Institut will be available during the opening hours of the Reading Room to help with reading German or to answer any other questions.

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:2pm – 6pm
Wednesday, Friday:11am – 1pm

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Logo onleihe e-library© Goethe Institut


The eLibrary of the Goethe-Instituts in sub-Saharan Africa

This service allows you to borrow digital materials, such as eBooks, eAudio books and electronic newspapers by downloading them to your computer or e-reader. With our eLibrary, borrowing items is possible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is no need to return the borrowed items. They automatically become unavailable at the end of the loan period.

How do I register to use the eLibrary?
1. You need to register to use the eLibrary using the online registration form. If you're not already a member of the Goethe-Institut library either in Nairobi or Yaoundé we will enroll you and send you a registration code which you will need to activate your access to the eLibrary. To register please fill out the registration form. (link on the right side of this page)

2. The activation is carried out through our 'Mein goethe.de' personalized web platform which you can find at the top of Goethe-Institut web pages. Enter your registration code under the 'My eLibrary' menu item.

3. If this is your first time using 'Mein goethe.de', you must first create a user account for this service. The registration and use of 'Mein Goethe.de' is free of charge.

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GOETHE-INSTITUT German Cultural Center


Mrs Katharina Hey


+250 (0)784 950744

Postal address

13, KN 27 St., Kiyovu, Kigali


Goethe Institut Kigali (external link)



Register here for the eLibrary!

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