Welcome to CEL

We are happy to announce that the CEL is now allowed to open! We will initially be open on Friday mornings from 10:00 – 12:00 and Saturday afternoons from 14:00 – 17:00.
As always, all openings are dependent on volunteers. If you have had volunteer training, please check the doodles for Fridays and Saturdays and sign up if you are able to help.
We will still need to follow a hygiene concept. Masks are required, try to maintain distance from the volunteer and other members, wash/disinfect your hands, and sign in on the contact sheet.
Only two families at a time will be allowed to enter the library. If there are families waiting then visits will be limited to 30 minutes. Please check with the volunteer upon arriving if you can enter.
Contactless Lending will still be available but we ask that people only request it if it is absolutely necessary.
We are excited and happy to be able to welcome you all back and to welcome you to our new location!

Hauptstraße 19, Stuttgart-Vaihingen.

The entrance is on the side of the building and we are located up the stairs on the first floor.
Nearest Bus/UBahn Vaihingen Schillerplatz, also walking distance from S-Bahn.

Hope to see you soon,
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.