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From translation services to book donations, our library and research center offers many ways to learn about German and German American culture.


Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


There are over 3,500 volumes in our collection, including many rare and complete sets. 

Categories range from adult fiction to children's books, history, hobbies, poetry and drama.

And of course, we have all the classics, too! All books may be checked out for two weeks.


We accept volunteers on a limited basis – those with library experience are preferred.

If you are interested, contact Rosa Gallagher at

Translation Services

We can translate German into English starting at $40 per page. Email your document to Rosa Gallagher at for a price estimate. 


Library Donations FAQ:

What books do you accept?

Currently, we are only accepting books published in the year 2000 and later. We are well-stocked with the classics!

What books are not accepted?

Our library does not accept CDs, magazines, records, damaged or dirty books, or non-book items.

Will someone pick up the books from my home?

The DANK Haus cannot pick up donations off-site. All donations must be brought into our building.

Can I show up and drop off books the next time I am in the neighborhood? 

An appointment is required for all book drop-offs. Email our Museum Director or call (773) 561-9181 (ext. 4) to schedule a donation.

German American Cultural Center 

4740 North Western Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60625

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.

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