Onleihe: German Digital Library

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The Onleihe is Goethe-Institut’s digital library. More than 35,000 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. 

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

Depending on your device, you have various options for accessing and downloading media.

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Fill your leisure time at home with fun activities, such as enjoying a variety of interesting media on the Onleihe. Below, browse the thematic selection lists created for you by our library team. Have fun!


Detailed information about using the Onleihe on your PC or on mobile devices with an app is available on the Onleihe help pages

If you are having difficulties using the Onleihe, please contact us via the form or via WhatsApp.