The Onleihe is the free digital library (eLibrary) of the Goethe-Institut. About 20,000 German language eBooks, audio books, movies, materials for German language learners, magazines and newspapers are available for downloading from the Onleihe.
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With our Open Access search you can find freely accessible scientific online publications in various languages. You have access to about 3 million licence-free publications from the General Index of All German Academic Libraries.
Our literature blog “Cherrypicker” presents selected novels and non-fiction, graphic novels and stories, audio books and literature for children and teenagers. Discover new recommendations, remarkable texts, images and opinions.
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The libraries are also open spaces for experimentation. They connect Germany and the world through inspiration and innovation.