So, I finally got into action stations and whizzed off on my mountain bike from work into DUS Altstadt to visit the International English Library. A most impressive place. Lots of books (surprise, surprise), albeit slightly yellow and brown, as it is pretty much volunteer-run. Also:
- Audio books for hire
- Shelves of DVD’s, including foreign-language films (careful now, I, too, was a teenager in the 80’s, and I know you are thinking of those Channel 4 late night foreign-language films…)
- British TV series, including Rev
- English-language newspapers and magazines, such as The Sunday Times, Time
- Much, much more
It even has tea bags and TV/DVD players, so you can sup (English slang for “trinken”) a cup of PG Tips while watching your favourite BBC period drama.
Well worth a visit. One of DUS’ lesser-known gems, and well worth the annual subscription.
Interesting fact: 43% of the library members are German. Good to see there are so many Anglophiles in DUS.
Now for a little music.