German digital library

Onleihe

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

The Onleihe is Goethe-Institut’s digital library (eLibrary). You can download about 20,000 German-language eBooks, audio books, materials for German language learners, magazines and newspapers, and watch films online.

Anywhere, anytime, free of charge

  • Borrow media - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Can be used on PC and laptop or mobile via the Onleihe app (Android and iOS)
  • No library membership required

Just a few steps to borrowing

Get an impression

More than 70,000 media, including audiobooks, films, materials for German language learners, magazines and newspapers available for free download.

 What is Onleihe? © Goethe-Institut

Onleihe

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Would you like to read German-language e-books and newspapers, listen to audio books, watch films online or search for materials for learners of German? Install the Onleihe app on your smartphone.

Would you like to read German-language e-books and newspapers, listen to audio books, watch films online or search for materials for learners of German? Install the Onleihe app on your smartphone.

German Cinema

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

Illustration: Menschen auf Sofas vor einem riesigen Laptop und einem riesigen Bildschirm. © Goethe-Institut

Onleihe help and support

In Onleihe Help, you'll find step-by-step instructions, tips and tricks, and FAQs. If you have difficulties with the activation or with the use, please contact us via our support form. We will be happy to help you! We hope you enjoy browsing through our digital media offering.

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