Library

It all started with a small library: the roots of the present-day German-American Center go back to a beloved reading room, created shortly after the end of the Second World War. This reading room provided the residents of Stuttgart with access to American books and authors.

Over 70 years later, our library is still offering access to English-language literature and media for Stuttgarters and people of all ages from the surrounding area. Are you interested in reading a recent bestseller in English? Are you eager to watch the newest season of your favorite American TV show? Are you looking for material for a presentation you have to give about the USA? The DAZ’s library provides a wealth of all kinds of media in English suitable for use in your free time, or for schoolwork or university studies. Library users who are DAZ members also gain access to eBooksUSA, a lending platform for e-books and audio books.

With our renovation in 2013, the library became an especially bright and cozy place. Our inviting displays and comfortable chairs may well lead you to browse, linger, and get lost within the pages of a good book. We are constantly adding to our inventory, and we always welcome suggestions for new purchases!

Still not a library member? Then head to the DAZ to apply for your library card!

General Information

Opening Hours (starting June 11, 2021)

Wednesday mornings (appointment only)
Friday mornings and afternoons (appointment only)

In June, the library opens two days a week for visitors. Library visits are only possible with an appointment, FFP2 mask, and a negative COVID-19 test result (max. 24 hours old) or vaccination cartificate (fully vaccinated).

Appointments
You can schedule an appointment here.
Please enter your full name. The data you enter will only be visible to the DAZ. Your appointment will not be confirmed in a separate email.
Each time slot is 20 minutes long: 15 minutes are scheduled for your stay in the library and 5 minutes are reserved for administrative purposes (checking out/returning books, issuing membership cards etc.).


Contact Information

E-Mail: library@daz.org
Phone: 0711 228 18 0


Annual Fee for Library Use:

Without a DAZ membership:
Adults: 10 euros
Students: 5 euros

For our DAZ members, the use of the library is already included in the membership.


Loan Periods

Books: 4 weeks
Magazines: 2 weeks
DVDs: 1 week
Test Material (TOEFL, SAT, etc.): 1 week
Games: 2 weeks

You may extend the loan periods for books, magazines and board games twice; DVDs and test materials can be extended once (as long as no one else has reserved the medium in question). To extend your loan period, you may stop by the DAZ in person or notify us via e-mail.

Please note that you need to inform us by the due date for the medium in question if wish to extend the borrowing period.


Checkout Limit

Maximum 10 books/magazines
Maximum 5 DVDs


Overdue Fines

If you return your books past their due date, we will charge a late fee.
Books, magazines and board games: 1 euro per item per week
DVDs: 2 euros per DVD per week