- Library selection screen
- Category oriented browsing in your library
- Easy browsing of all eMagazines in your library
- Text search with auto-completion
- Clear structured result lists
- Wide array of filter options for all search results and lists
- Detailed overview for all titles with additional preview option
- Lending and download options for available eBooks and eMagazines
- Lending and streaming options for available eAudio and eMusic titles
- Download option for eAudio and eMusic titles
- Reservations for non-available titles
- Overview for all lent, reserved and downloaded titles
- Wishlist feature
- Integrated eBook reader
- Optimized for all smartphone- and tablet sizes
- Offline reading feature
- Offline player feature
- Expired titles are automatically returned
- Downloaded eBooks and eMagazines can be returned early
- Supports over 2.900 libraries

The Onleihe – the free of charge service of your library now as an app, supports over 2.900 libraries.

With this app you’ll always have your library with you. Browse the collection of your library and lent eBooks and eMagazine on the fly or from your home directly with your smartphone or tablet. You can also lent eAudio and eMusic titles, listen to them via streaming or download them directly onto your device. Following the same principle as the web-based Onleihe, the lent titles can be consumed free of charge for a certain set amount of time. Afterwards the titles will automatically be returned to the library.

You can search directly throughout the app or browse the collection of your library through different categories and eMagazines. On first sight, you’ll see if a title is available and you can alter your search results with an wide array of different filter or sort options.

The detailed view of a certain title will give you all the information you seek, from the name of the book, the author, to the series name, length and much more. If a title is temporary not available you can also reserve it. As soon as the title is then available for you, you will get an e-mail notification to the address you specified. Your reservations are easily accessible with an overview and you can directly lent the titles if they are available. Should you no longer need an ongoing reservation or if you do need to change the address, you are able to edit or delete your reservations.

At any given time you can access your overview of your lent titles. At the moment you are able to lent, read or listen to eBooks, eMagazines, eAudios and eMusic titles.

To access the service of the Onleihe, you need to be an active member of a library who is part of the Onleihe system. Username and login credentials are provided by your library. Should you already use the Onleihe via the web-browser you can use the exact same login credentials to access the app.

You are able to directly load and read all eBooks and eMagazines which you have lent beforehand. You are also free use a different external DRM able eBook reader. eAudio and eMusic titles can be streamed directly via the in app player, or you can chose to download the titles and listen to them later on, even offline. This also needs to be done directly via the in app player.

What’s New

Version 5.7.0

What’s new?

Fixed an error which prompted a login every day
Fixed an error text which mistakenly said “No internet connection found”
Fixed an error where canceled downloads are displayed as completed
New point in navigation: “Settings”
Optimized accessibility especially screen reader functions

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

MichelleBucks ,

Worked OK

A bit confusing to work out as you need to have different log ins for the app and for Adobe as well.

Was confused about the language, as it suggests you may want to “lend” books, until I realised it meant “borrow”. It’s wrong in a number of places.

It downloads things that can’t be read on device, and it’s a pity it doesn’t tell you before you download it.

As of August 2019, it still says you have lent a book rather than borrowed it.

elsmie ,

Lots of room for improvement

Navigation is poor. Chapters are not numbered, so you don’t know where you are, which is particularly unfortunate because frequently, when you open the app, it has jumped back to a chapter near the beginning. It’s difficult to find back to where you were.

The 30-second forward/back is disabled. If you miss a bit or didn’t understand, you have to listen to the whole chapter again.

The app crashes frequently.

I would never spend money on this app, and if it was commercial it couldn’t afford to be this bad.

Katamin22 ,


The app keeps crushing and it’s almost impossible to download an audio book. I have to keep uninstalling the app as it freezes.

App Privacy

The developer, ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH, has indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


ekz.bibliotheksservice GmbH
145.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, German

Age Rating
Unrestricted Web Access


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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