Onleihe is the e-Library of the Goethe-Institut.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.
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Every person who is interested, who lives in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan or Korea, and who is registered with our virtual library, can use the services of the Onleihe.
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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