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Use of Onleihe on desktop or laptop

On this page we show you how to use the Onleihe digital library containing more than 35,000 German language media on your PC or laptop. More information about our Onleihe collection of media is available here.

Step 1: Mein Goethe.de

To use the Onleihe, a one-time registration is required via our website at My Goethe.de. If you do not yet have an account on our website, please register. Registration and use of the media are free of charge. 

Step 2: Activate Onleihe

After logging in, click the menu item "My eLibrary" and then click “Log in”. 
Activate Onleihe

Step 3: Download a medium

Access our Onleihe digital library and borrow a medium from our collection. 


The installation and activation of the Onleihe app is now complete. If you are having installation problems, please contact us using the support form. We would be happy to help you!

We wish you much fun browsing our collection of digital media.