eLibrary of the Goethe-Institut. Help



Questions and Answers about the eLibrary of the Goethe-Institut

  • When is the eLibrary of the Goethe-Institut open for business?
  • How do I find media in the eLibrary of the Goethe-Institut?
  • How can I borrow digital media?

We answer these and other questions under our Help Topics.


Transferring Media


Our media – which software can it be used with?

Microsoft Windows: eAudio, eBooks, ePaper, eMagazines, eVideo
MAC OS: eBooks, eMagazines, ePaper
LINUX: eBooks in PDF format, eMagazines in PDF - Adobe Reader format, ePaper in PDF - Adobe Reader format
Smartphone/Tablet PC: eAudio, eBooks, eMagazines in PDF - Adobe Digital Editions format
Compatibility-Chart: Using DRM protected Media of Onleihe (PDF)


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Here you can learn about how borrowed media is transferred to a mobile end-device. Please note that eAudios, eVideos and ePapers cannot be downloaded to Apple devices.


Compatibility Lists (PDF)


Step-by-Step Instructions (PDF):

The Amazon Kindle is not compatible as it doesn’t support the ePub format.


Required software


Onleihe-app available for