Onleihe: The digital library

Cover - Onleihe: The Digital Library Illustration: Maria Tran Larsen © Goethe-Institut

What is Onleihe? 

The Onleihe is Goethe-Institut’s digital library (eLibrary). 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. 

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 eLibrary. 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:

 

Contact

If you have problems with activation or use, please contact us via our email address library-dublin@goethe.de. We are happy to help you! 

We hope you enjoy browsing through our digital media collection! 

Onleihe - films © Goethe-Institut

German Cinema in our Onleihe

Discover over 100 films in our Onleihe and stream for free!
For streaming the films you need a computer.