Onleihe of the Goethe-Institut in East Asia
What is “Onleihe”?Onleihe is the e-Library of the Goethe-Institut in East Asia. This service allows you to borrow digital media, such as eBooks, audio and video files, and electronic newspapers, for a predetermined period of time, by downloading them through our Onleihe.
Returning the document isn’t necessary; at the end of the loan period, the document automatically becomes unavailable.
With our Onleihe, borrowing documents is at your fingertips 24/7.
Disclaimer: As the digital rights management (DRM) of Apple and Kindles is not compatible with that of Onleihe, the use of Onleihe media on Apple and Linux powered devices is limited to eBooks in the ePub format. The use of Onleihe media is not possible on Kindles.
Who can use the “Onleihe”?Every person who is interested, who lives in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan or Korea, and who is registered with our virtual library, can use the services of the Onleihe.
How do I register to use “Onleihe”?The following steps are necessary to register for the eLibrary:
- Fill out the online registration form.
- Once your registration form has been received, one of our employees will contact you on the following working day. We will send you a registration code which you will need to activate your access to the Onleihe.
- The activation is carried out by our “My goethe.de” personalized web platform. Enter your registration code under the “My eLibrary” menu item.
(If this is your first time using "Mein goethe.de", you must first create a user account for this service. The registration and use of “Mein Goethe.de“ is free of charge.)
The people interested can register by filling out the following:
ContactQuestions on this service can be addressed to
Mrs Gabriele Sander
Library of the Goethe-Institut Hongkong
Tel + 852 28299917