Installation of the Onleihe-App for Android

Onleihe auf Android Illustration: Maria Tran Larsen © Goethe-Institut

On this page we show you how to install and set up the Onleihe app for your Android device. The app enables you to use our eLibrary Onleihe containing more than 23,000 German language media on mobile devices.
The instructions for iOS devices can be found here under Installation of the Onleihe-App for iOS

Step 1: Registration at Mein

To use the Onleihe, a one-time registration is required via our website at Mein 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 app

Now download the app to use the Onleihe on your smartphone. Open app after installation. 

Onleihe-App in the Google Play Store

Step 4: Login

Login Onleihe iOS © Onleihe
Open the menu of the Onleihe app (in the upper left corner of the app).

>> Choose Goethe-Institut as a library.
>> Log in using your credentials for My

Step 5: Download a medium

Browse © Onleihe
You are now logged in! Select the menu item “Browse” to look for and download media.

Step 6: Accept Terms of Use

Datenschutzerklärung und Nutzungsbedingungen © Onleihe
The first time you download a medium you will be automatically prompted to agree to the data protection statement and to the conditions of use.
Please confirm your acceptance.

The installation and activation of the Onleihe app is now complete. We hope you enjoy browsing through our digital media collection.