Installation of the Onleihe App for iOS

Books, clapperboards and coloured circles stream out of a smartphone. Illustration: Maria Tran Larsen © Goethe-Institut

On this page we show you how to install and set up the Onleihe app for your iOS device. The app enables you to use our eLibrary Onleihe containing more than 23,000 German language media on mobile devices. The instructions for Android devices can be found here: Installation of the Onleihe-App for Android

Step 1: Registration at Mein

To use the Onleihe, a one-time registration is required via our website at Mein If you do not yet have an account on our website, please register. Registration and use of the media are free of charge. 


Step 2: Activate Onleihe

After logging in, click the menu item "My eLibrary" and then click “Log in”. 
Activate Onleihe

Step 3: Download app

Now download the app to use the Onleihe on your smartphone. Open app after installation. 

Onleihe app in iTunes Store

Step 4: Login

Login Onleihe iOS © Onleihe Open the menu of the Onleihe app (in the upper left corner of the app).

>> Choose Goethe-Institut as a library.
>> Log in using your credentials for My

Step 5: Download a medium

Browse © Onleihe You are now logged in! Select the menu item “Browse” to look for and download media.

Step 6: Accept Terms of Use

Data Privacy © Onleihe The first time you download a medium you will be automatically prompted to agree to the data protection statement and to the conditions of use. Please confirm your acceptance.


If you have any further questions or run into issues registering for or using the Onleihe, we will be more than happy to help:

We will be happy to assist!

We hope you will enjoy browsing our digital media offerings!