Our Collection


Due to a shortage in library volunteers, we currently have reduced opening hours. Drop in and have a chat, borrow a book or a DVD or simply browse what we have on offer!

Opening Times:

Wednesday, 3:30PM-5:30PM

Thursday, 3:30PM-5:30PM

Das Zentrum is home to a German-English library with over 8000 items, predominantly in German, that are publicly available. You can browse our library in person during our opening times or search our items in our database before your visit. Anybody is welcome to access our resources during the opening times. Members can also borrow those items and take them home. Our friendly library volunteers can help you find your way around the library and will assist you in borrowing the items as well as membership or other enquiries. 

We provide a huge range of resources including a wide variety of German books, English translation of German classics, German DVDs, magazines such as Spiegel, Stern and Brigitte, and German language learning material. Visitors are also welcome to take with them free tourist information about the German-speaking regions of Europe. We also provide access to information brochures about German-speaking cultural organisations, activities and events taking place in Canberra.

Cannot find what you are looking for? Or not sure whether you want to become a member yet?
Das Zentrum provides free to take resources such as books, old magazines and outdated language learning material at no cost to the general public. Just come along and browse through our freebie sections.

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