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

Installation of the Onleihe app for Android

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 digital library Onleihe containing more than 20,000 German language media on mobile devices. The instructions for iOS devices can be found here Installation of the Onleihe app for iOS.


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 app

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

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 Goethe.de.

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

Datenschutzerklärung und Nutzungsbedingungen © 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.

The installation and activation of the Onleihe app is now complete. If you are having installation problems, please contact us  using 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.