The Digital Library Card of Goethe-Institut BibToGo
How about having all services of our library at your fingertips, anytime and anywhere?
This is now possible with our digital membership app BibToGo!
BibToGo is the Goethe-Institut library app and your personal library account. It gives you access to our media and services whenever you need them.
Download BibToGo now to your mobile device and carry our entire library in your pocket.
Why Bib To Go?
All services at your fingertips
BibToGo combines the various library services of the Goethe-Institut in one single application. Now you can access these services with just one touch of your finger.
Some of the activities you normally do physically in our library you can now do with BibToGo. This will save you time and gives you access our library anywhere 24/7.
Greener is better
By using BibToGo, you will receive a digital library card you can take with you anywhere. You no longer need a plastic membership card. Reducing PVC is a contribution to environmental protection.
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What are the features?
Digital Membership Card
You will receive a personal digital library membership card that is integrated into BibToGo. You can borrow media from our library with this digital card. Even when you are offline.
With BibToGo you can conveniently access your personal library account and view the media you have borrowed, extend the loan period, or check media reservations.
Want to see what media we have in our collections? BibToGo gives you easy access to our library catalogue. Our lists with selected media recommendations will help you to make a choice.
Digital Media (“Onleihe”)
More than 35,000 German language eBooks, audio books, movies, materials for German language learners, magazines and newspapers are available for downloading through BibToGo. Free of charge. Free of advertisements. Anytime and anywhere.
QR Code Viewer
Looking for additional information on how to profit best from our collections? An integrated QR code reader will allow you to access informative add-ons when you are at the library.
Ask Your Librarian
Contact our staff through BibToGo whenever you have a question or need help.
What do I need to do?
Step 1: Download BibToGo from the PlayStore or App Store onto your device.
Step 2: Log in with your My Goethe.de account.
Step 3: Activate the app on your next visit to our information desk in the library.
If you have difficulties with BibToGo or have any questions, please check the FAQs on this page or contact us via the support form.
FAQ – Frequently asked questions
If you can’t find our app under the name BibToGo, try searching for Goethe-Institut. If you still do not find it, please bear in mind that BibToGo is only available in countries where Goethe-Institut libraries already offer this service. You have to use the app store of that country. If you are unsure, don’t hesitate to contact us via our support form.
No. “Mein Goethe.de” is the central login you use to access all of Goethe-Institut’s digital offerings. You can also log in to BibToGo via Mein Goethe.de. If you do not yet have an account for Mein Goethe.de, you can set it up when you set up the app.
You can reset your password in the login mask of BibToGo in case you have forgotten it. If you do not have an account with Mein Goethe.de yet, please register in the login mask of BibToGo.
You can register for library use in BibToGo under “My Library Card”. Alternatively, you can register online. General information about library membership conditions can be found here on our website.
After you have installed the app, you need to personally check with library staff in order to activate the personalized functions of the app. You can do so on your next visit to our library. This is a one-time procedure and will take only a few minutes.
After you have installed the app, please visit our library team at the circulation desk to fully activate all functions of the app.
You need to activate the app first. After that, go to the “My Account” menu and find the “Renew” section in the “Checked out” column. Check the items you want to extend, and then click “renew selected” or “renew all” (if you want to extend all your loans). Please also read the library regulations about extending your loan.
Even if you are offline, you can access your digital library card. To do so, simply open the app and then click on the library card icon located under the red bar. The digital ID card will then open, allowing you to borrow media from the library.
No, unfortunately this is not possible. You can only borrow media in your “home” library. If you want to borrow media at another Goethe-Institut, please check with the local staff.
You can read e-books and other digital media through the Onleihe integrated into the BibToGo app. A guide in BibToGo will show you how to activate the Onleihe if necessary. Simply follow the instructions.
No. Currently, BibToGo can be used only on smartphones.