Libraries & Book Exchanges
Website for the exchange of secondhand English-language books.
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Specialist American literature library section at the Berlin Free University. Free membership for students and Berlin residents. Open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 20:00. At Lansstrasse 5-9, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem.
Schwules Museum
The Gay Museum, Archive and Library offering a large collection of English fiction for reading on the premises only. Open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 13:00 to 17:00, Thursday from 13:00 to 18:00. At Mehringdamm 61, 10965 Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Another Country
An English language secondhand bookshop and library. At Riemannstrasse 7, D-10961 Berlin.
The British Council
Lots of books, newspapers, videos, cassettes/audiobooks, CD ROMS and internet access. At Hackescher Markt 1, 10178 Berlin-Mitte.
Calibre Audio Books
UK charity supplying audio books in English on MP3 CD, USB memory sticks or via streaming to visually impaired and disabled people. Subscription-free service available to members (registration can be made via the website). Free shipments in Europe.
Amerika Gedenk Bibliothek
Huge selection of books, music, and videos in many languages. Library membership requires proof of identity and residency. Open Monday to Friday 10:00-20:00 and Saturday 10:00-19:00. At Bluecherplatz 1, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Berliner Stadtbibliothek
Berlins most famous library. Membership with proof of identity and residency, valid for all state libraries in Berlin. Open Monday to Friday from 10:00-19:00 and Saturdays from 10:00-18:00. At Breite Str 32-36, 10178 Berlin-Mitte.
Saint Georges Bookshop
New and secondhand English bookshop with over 10,000 books in English. Open Monday to Saturday from 11:00-20:00 (19:00 on Saturdays) at Wortherstrasse 27, 10405 Berlin.