Quick access:
Go directly to content (Alt 1)Go directly to second-level navigation (Alt 3)Go directly to first-level navigation (Alt 2)

Onleihe: The digital library

OnleiheIllustration: Maria Tran Larsen © Goethe-Institut

What is Onleihe?

The Onleihe is Goethe-Institut’s digital library. More than 23,000 German language eBooks, audio books, movies, materials for German language learners, magazines and newspapers are available for downloading from the Onleihe. 

After registration and activation, you can use the Onleihe media on your PC, laptop and mobile devices (Android and iOS). Free of charge. Free of advertisements. Anytime and anywhere. 

Directly to Onleihe


Anywhere, anytime, free of charge
After registration and activation, you can use the Onleihe media on your PC, laptop and mobile devices (Android and iOS), anytime and anywhere. 

Who can use the Onleihe?
Anyone with permanent residence outside Germany can use our digital library. Online registration is fast and easy. Library membership is not required. 

How do I register?
Depending on your device, you have various options for accessing and downloading media:

 

Top