Welcome to CEL

Dear Members,
Following the announcement by the Landesregierung in Baden-Würrtemberg, that people should stay at home where ever possible, CEL is closed until further notice.

When we are able to reopen we will be in 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.

Until further notice we will not be able to offer contactless lending. We will review the options for this in our new location in due course. For the moment please just hold on to your current books and we will renew them all.

Wishing you a good start to the new year,
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.