Welcome to CEL

The library is open. Please check our website before coming to ensure the library has a volunteer and is open.

From 3rd April you will no longer need to show proof of 3G to use CEL BUT we request all members using the library continue to wear a face mask to protect themselves, others and our volunteers.

Thank you for helping care for one another

The CEL board


The Children’s English Library (CEL) provides a wonderful way for children to immerse themselves in the English language and culture right in the centre of Stuttgart.

CEL is a unique institution, offering an English-language environment where families can meet, join in activities, borrow books, make new friends, and use or practise their English.
CEL is run by volunteers and funded by membership fees and donations.

We request that all those who come through our doors put into practice whatever English they have in order to create an English language space so that the children do not to take the easy option of slipping back into German.

Please note: CEL is run by volunteers for the benefit of our members, groups may only visit CEL by prior appointment.