Lending service

Registration for the online catalogue of the library

In the online library catalogue you can browse titles around the clock and get an overview of the books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and electronic resources that are held in our library.

If you have a library membership, you can also use your account to log in to the online catalogue. The personalized use of the OPAC offers the following advantages:

  • View the titles you are borrowing, including the due date.
  • Extend the loan period of your library items.
  • View fees which are due or have been paid.
  • Inform the library of items you would like the library to acquire for its collection.
  • Comment on titles.
  • View of titles you’ve previously borrowed.

What is required for registration in the online catalogue?

To use the personalized features of our online catalogue you need a library membership and you need to be registered with Mein

Here are three simple steps to start up your personalized use of the catalogue.

Questions or problems with your log-in? Contact us at any time!

You can find out about the language media centre's terms and conditions of lending on our website and fill in this form beforehand, to enter the most important data for your registration and to confirm your mail address in advance. Then come to the language media centre within the following 7 days to complete the enrolment process. The language media centre team will also be happy to inform you during a personal visit.

If you’re already a library member, you can continue to Step 2.
If you haven’t already registered on Mein, you can easily set up an online account now. You will use your login credentials for Mein to login to the Online Catalogue. With Mein you’ll also be able personalize other online services of the Goethe-Institut from our language, culture and library departments.

If you already registered for Mein in the past, you don’t need to register again. Continue directly to Step 3.
In order to activate your account, the library team needs the email address with which you registered on Mein Please fill out the Registration for OPAC Use and send it to the library.

The library team will inform you once your account to the Online Catalogue has been activated. Activation generally takes no more than two business days.

Registration for OPAC Use

In order to activate your account access to the Online Catalogue, we need the information below. Please fill out the form and then click on “Send”.

Please enter the email address with which you registered on Mein

You’ll find your library card number on the back of your library card.

I request the activation of my Online Catalogue account.

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