Membership of CEL is open to all those who live in Stuttgart and its environs.  Our membership is truly international, ex-pats from all over the world, bilingual families, Germans returning from abroad and those just wanting to give their children a head start in English.

Membership costs 70 Euro per year and allows families and individuals to borrow up to 15 books for four weeks at a time and to take part in workshops, readings and activities run by native English speakers.

We currently recommend new members download and complete a membership form before coming to CEL. You can either bring the form with you when we are open on or e-mail the form to and we will set up your account and send you a membership pack in advance of your visit.

Corporate or school membership is not available, however, many teachers join as individuals and we are happy to provide receipts so that teachers can claim the cost of membership as a work expense.

Due to the way CEL is funded, we are unfortunately unable to offer a reference service for non-members.  All children who take part in activities during library opening hours must be members.

Full details of the rules of library membership can be found here: CEL Library Rules