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!
Our library is open again for visitors
Tuesday through Friday:
9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
You can visit our library to browse our collection, check out and return items. A maximum of 2 visitors can be in the library at a time.
Visits to the DAZ are currently only possible with an FFP2 mask, 3G proof (vaccinated, tested, recoverd), and registration on site.
Exception for returns only: If you only plan on returning items without entering the library, you may do so without the check-in procedure with our contact-less return box in our entrance area.
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.
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.
Maximum 10 books/magazines
Maximum 5 DVDs
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