This service allows you to borrow digital materials, such as eBooks, eAudio books and electronic newspapers by downloading them to your computer or e-reader. Have a look at the titles you will find in the eLibrary of the Goethe-Institut.
There is no need to return the borrowed items. They automatically become unavailable at the end of the loan period.
With our eLibrary, borrowing items is possible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The service is available to residents of Australia.
There is only limited use of the eLibrary on Apple and Linux devices. Use of eLibrary on Kindle is not available. Only eBooks in the ePub format are currently available on Apple products. In order to open ePubs on an iPad or iPhone you can download the free Overdrive Media Console or Bluefire apps and sign in with your free Adobe ID. Please make sure that your eBook reader is compatible before signing up to the eLibrary.
Logging in to use our eLibrary is simple:
- Log in to your Mein Goethe.de account. If you don't yet have a Mein Goethe.de account please register for one (registration and use of Mein Goethe.de and the eLibrary are free of charge).
Our eLibrary is for customers based outside Germany. To use the eLibrary within Germany please contact your local library.
- After logging in to Mein Goethe.de, go to the menu option "My eLibrary" and click on the "Log in" option. You can now use the digital media available in our eLibrary!
Please ensure before registration that your device (PC, smartphone, tablet, e-book reader etc.) fulfills the technical requirements. Refer to the eLibrary website
for more information.
The copyright on the media of the eLibrary requires a number of systems to work together. eLibrary is not in charge of all these processes. Therefore, we cannot offer our media to all available systems and devices.
Please note: Amazon's Kindle is a closed system. Kindle owners cannot use the eLibrary.
If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact the Goethe-Institut in your country.
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