Onleihe © Goethe-Institut / Ankit Kumar

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.
First you have to register for the Onleihe. Please fill in the registration form for that.

Once we have received your registration, we will send a registration code which you will need to activate your access to the eLibrary.

The activation is carried out through our My personalized web platform. Enter your registration code under the “My eLibrary” menu item.

If this is your first time using My, you must first create a user account for this service. The registration and use of My is free of charge.

From the moment you first enter the registration code, you will have access to the eLibrary service for one year free of charge.

After one year, this access automatically expires. If you wish to continue using the eLibrary service, you will need to fill in another registration form. You will then obtain a new registration code to renew your access to 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.

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