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

Use of Onleihe on desktop or laptop

On this page we show you how to use the digital library Onleihe containing more than 20,000 German language media on your PC or laptop. More information about our Onleihe collection of media is available on Onleihe: The digital library.

Step 1: Registration at Mein Goethe.de

To use the Onleihe, a one-time registration is required via our website at Mein Goethe.de. 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”. 

Step 3: Download a medium

Access our eLibrary Onleihe and borrow a medium from our collection. 

Your Onleihe is now ready to use. If you have problems with activation or use, please contact us via the support form or by E-Mail  bibliothek-helsinki@goethe.de. We would be happy to help you!

We hope you enjoy browsing through our digital media collection.