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  • Summer Break

    Dear library users, 

    we take a summer break from 

    Sat 08-01-2020 till Mon 09-07-2020


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    Three-for-One – The Cooperation Library Card

    With a valid library card from our library, starting immediately you can also borrow books free of charge from the Tübingen city library and the Institut Culturel Franco-Allemande. And it also works vice-versa. If you want to use the cooperation library card, present your d.a.i. library card at the other libraries.

  • Open Saturdays 11am – 2pm

    Enjoy our library now also on Saturdays while having a cup of cappuccino from our vending machine and using our free Wifi (you can get the login data at our library counter) 

    Our library opens every Saturday from 11am – 2pm

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    New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time Magazine…

    “The selection of English magazines and newspapers is amazing. The d.a.i.‘s relaxed atmosphere is great for reading and browsing.”      

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    Young Adult Library

    Novels by John Green or Jeff Kinney, “The Hunger Games” books or movies, TV series like “The Big Bang Theory”? You don’t have any more excuses for boredom. Let yourself be inspired by the current young adult bestsellers or treat yourself to a marathon of your favorite series with your friends! 

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    Don’t worry! Our staff will advise you on choosing the right preparation materials for the TOEFL and TOEIC tests or will assist you in looking for current information in our databases and magazines for your presentation topics on the USA. 


Dear library users,

we are glad to let you know that our library has been open again since Tuesday, May 5.

You can visit us during our regular opening hours

Tuesday through Friday 1 pm – 6 pm, Saturday 11 am – 2 pm


Please note that the general rules regarding hygiene and distancing must be observed to protect both visitors and staff. These are the most important rules:

  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory for all visitors
  • Only a limited number of visitors are allowed in the library at any time. Therefore, staying in the library is limited to a maximum of 30 minutes and restricted to returning and checking out media
  • Please keep a distance of 1.5 to 2 meters from other persons
  • For the time being, consultation is possible only by telephone or via Zoom. Please send us your questions by e-mail in advance.


Do I have to wear a mask hen visiting the library?

It is mandatory for all visitors to wear a mask in the library and the institute, and to comply with the distancing rules.



Can I read newspapers and magazines in the library?

To comply with the current rules, especially with regard to distance, only a limited number of persons will be able to enter the library at the same time. Therefore, to protect our staff, we are currently not able to provide any offers that would encourage a longer stay.



Can I use the PCs in the library for research?

To minimize the length of stay in the library and to comply with the hygiene requirements, it is temporarily not possible to use the PCs.



Can I use a work station in the library?

For the time being, there are no work stations available in the library. Moreover, longer periods of stay in the library are currently not envisaged.



Book flea market: Are book donations being accepted?

No, please understand that we do not accept book donations at this time. However, you can put small amounts of books into the flea market box in front of the building.



Is there currently any consulting service, e.g. for pupils?

We currently offer our consulting service for research inquiries and databases by phone or via Zoom. Please send your inquiries by e-mail to Roswitha.Degenhard@dai-tuebingen.de



Which reminder fees or late fees can have accumulated?

No late- or reminder fees have been charged since 03-16-2020. Reminders were sent out for media that were due before 03-14-2020. These fees are legitimate and you can pay them after returning the media. As long as you pay these fees by 05-22-2020, there will be no further late fees.






Order media before your visit to the library:

Due to the number of visitors being limited, media can be ordered for check-out in advance. Please contact us by telephone (07071/79526-16) or by e-mail (Bibliothek@dai-tuebingen.de) and let us know which media you would like to check out (exact title and author). Please don’t forget to communicate your name and library card number.

You can use the online catalog to get further information on media and their availability.

Please give us one day to get your media ready for check-out; we will then reserve them for three days, and you can pick them up at the circulation desk. Please remember to bring your library card.


We are looking forward to your visit!

Your library team



Even after 60 years, our library is still the heart of the d.a.i. Here you can find:

  • American magazines and newspapers
  • eBooks and eAudios, registration for e-lending?
  • Movies and series on DVD
  • Easy Reading books and audio books from A1-C2
  • English-language novels and non-fiction books
  • Travel guides and other information on stays in the USA
  • Learning & teaching materials for students and teachers
  • A comfortable reading corner for bookworms

You want to register?

Our opening hours: 

Tuesday – Friday 1 – 6 pm

Saturday        11am – 2pm



online catalog

Searching and reserving media »weiterlesen


My account

Renew your media online, by telephone, or by e-mail (bibliothek@dai-tuebingen.de) »weiterlesen



Search for eBooks and eAudios. »weiterlesen

Unsere Förderer

Contact us!

Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen
Karlstr. 3 · 72072 Tübingen
Tel. 07071-795 26-0 · Fax 07071-795 26-26
mail [at] dai-tuebingen.de · www.dai-tuebingen.de

Visit us!

Bibliothek: Di - Fr:  13.00 - 18.00 Uhr, Sa: 11.00 - 14.00 Uhr
Sekretariat: Di - Fr: 9:00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 17.00 Uhr
Montags geschlossen

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