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Digital library

With the Goethe-Institut's eLibrary you can download and borrow a wide range of digital media such as eBooks, ePapers, eMusic, eAudios and eVideos.

The eLibrary is the virtual library of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan in India. This service allows you to borrow digital media, such as ebooks, audio and video files, electronic newspapers and magazines, for a predetermined period of time. Simply download it on your computer, your tablet or your eReader or even use it through an app in your smartphone.

With our eLibrary borrowing media is at your fingertips 24/7. Returning media isn't necessary. At the end of the loan period, the media automatically becomes unavailable.
Anyone interested who lives in India can register for the eLibrary.
Please ensure before registration that your device (PC, smartphone, tablet, e-book reader etc.) fulfills the technical requirements. Refer to the eLibrary website for more information.

The copyright on the media of the eLibrary requires a number of systems to work together. eLibrary is not in charge of all these processes. Therefore, we cannot offer our media to all available systems and devices.

Please note: Amazon's Kindle is a closed system. Kindle owners cannot use the eLibrary.

If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact the Goethe-Institut in your country.

Further information:
FAQ and instruction
Logging in to use our eLibrary is simple:
  1. Log in to your Mein account.  If you don't yet have a Mein account please register for one (registration and use of Mein and the eLibrary are free of charge).

    Our eLibrary is for customers based outside Germany. To use the eLibrary within Germany please contact your local library.
  2. After logging in to Mein, go to the menu option "My eLibrary" and click on the "Log in" option.  You can now use the digital media available in our eLibrary!
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Watch over 100 German films online

Over 100 German films – classic movies as well as current productions – are available for free on our eMedia platform, the eLibrary.