Online catalog

Registration for the online catalog

In our library’s Online Catalog (OPAC), you can browse our holdings around the clock and gain an overview of the books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and electronic resources that make up our collection.

If you are a library member, you can sign in to the Online Catalog with your account. The personalized OPAC offers the following advantages:

  • View documents you currently have out on loan, including due date
  • Renew the loan period for your document
  • View open and paid fees
  • Suggest acquisitions for the library
  • Comment on documents
  • View documents you’ve previously borrowed

What do I need to register for the Online Catalog?

In order to take advantage of the personalized functions of our Online Catalog, you need to have a valid library membership and have registered for a free Mein account.

Here are the three simple steps to gain access to your personalized Online Catalog.

Questions or problems logging in? Contact us anytime!

You can learn about the terms of use of our library on our website and fill in this form beforehand, to enter the most important data for your registration and to confirm your email address in advance. Then come to the library within the following 28 days to complete the registration process. The library team will also be happy to inform you during your visit.

If you’re already a library member, you can continue to Step 2.
If you haven’t already registered on Mein, you can easily set up an online account now. You will use your login credentials for Mein to login to the Online Catalog. With Mein you’ll also be able personalize other online services of the Goethe-Institut from our language, culture and library departments.

If you already registered for Mein in the past, you don’t need to register again. Continue directly to Step 3.
In order to activate your account, the library team needs the email address with which you registered on Mein Please fill out the Registration for OPAC Use and send it to the library.

The library team will inform you once your account to the Online Catalog has been activated. Activation generally takes no more than two business days.

Registration for OPAC Use

In order to activate your account access to the Online Catalog, we need the information below. Please fill out the form and then click on “Send”:

Please enter the email address with which you registered on Mein

You’ll find your library card number on the back of your library card.

I request the activation of my Online Catalog account.

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