Language Learning

German Language Resources


In-library print resources to help you learn and practice German.


Online resources to help you learn and practice German.


Search the entire library catalog here.

Materials on German history and culture can be found on the fourth floor of the library and materials on German language and literature can be found on the third floor of the library, in the following call number ranges. 

DD1-905 History of Germany
PF1-5999 West Germanic 
PF3001-5999 German
PF3801-3991 Old High German 
PF3992-4010 Old Saxon 
PF4043-4350 Middle High German 
PF4501-4596 Early Modern German 
PF5000-5951 Dialects. Provincialism, etc. 
Internet Resources

Online texts, sites, and sources about German language, culture, and history.

Films in German

There are a number of German language films in the library's collection.The DVD's are on the basement floor of the library and can be checked out with your student ID just like books! (Make sure to check out the popular releases when you're there, too!). 

Disclaimer: Make sure to check the Region number of the DVD you are going to check out. When viewing DVDs manufactured outside the U.S./North America ...DVD's produced in other countries are manufactured using a different format than those made in the U.S.  Most computers and modern DVD players can easily accommodate these formats.  Manufacturers also include region codes which prevent DVDs manufactured in one region from being played on computer equipment from another region.  The Chester Fritz Library has dedicated computer equipment which can play those non-US DVDs which have region codes other than 1 (North America) or 0 (no region code--may be played on any equipment).  The settings on your personal computer will be permanently adjusted if you attempt to play DVDs with region codes other than 0 or 1.  Once these codes are reset on your computer (typically automatic after about 5 viewings), you will not be able to adjust it back, nor will you be able to view DVDs made in the U.S., which will likely be your more typical viewing preference.  Please use library equipment only for viewing international DVDs.