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Learn German: Reading

Lists of resources for learning the German language.

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German Readers


For more German readers, use UW Libraries Search

  • Advanced Search or Browse Search
  • Subject: german language readers


For children's books in German,

  • Advanced Search or Browse Search
  • Subject: german language materials juvenile

Browsing for German Resources in UW Libraries

To find resources in German, use UW Libraries Search. 

  • Do a keyword search for a topic you are interested in. 
  • "Refine My Results" to Language: German.


It's not easy to browse the shelves of our collections because we have so much!  We recommend using UW Libraries Search, finding a few call numbers, and then browsing those specific areas. 

Most German-language resources are in Suzzallo Allen Libraries. If you want to go straight to the shelves, German literature (novels, poetry, literary criticism) can be found at PT1 - PT5000. Children's books are PZ31 - PZ38.



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