With the Onleihe App you can read Onleihe eBooks, ePapers and eMagazines in the formats "ePub" and "PDF", listen to eAudio via Stream or Download and you can also use eLearning courses.
Operating System iOS 11 and up, Android 5.1 and up
iOS 10.3.x on 32-bit devices is no longer supported by the current version of the Onleihe app. More about it here.
Start the Onleihe-app and select "Menu" "Choose library" in the upper-left corner. You'll then have the option to scroll to select your library in the list, or
enter the name of the city or the library.
Login with the user data of your library.
Open the menu via the icon at the upper left corner. Here you'll have access to various functions and the main navigation.
An overview of currently borrowed, reserved, downloaded or memorized titles.
You'll find an overview of the different categories your library / Onleihe offers.
View your currently selected account, your other accounts and your Adobe ID. In
Provides an overview of general notifications and the individual notifications of
Tap on "Menu" then "Browse". In this overview, the various categories of your Onleihe are displayed.
The magnifying glass icon can be found on the top right of almost every page. Tap on it to start the search function.
You will see previous search terms if you have not yet entered a character.
As soon as you enter a character, an auto-completion will offer you matching search terms.
Tap on a term and you are immediately directed to the corresponding list of results.
If you want to edit an offered term, tap the arrow to the right of the suggestion.
You also can trigger an empty search. You'll recieve a list of all the titles that your Onleihe has to offer. Just leave the search box blank and tap "search".
Afterwards you'll be able to filter the results as you like.
The list of results incorporates all basic informations and functions of the listed titles. The media icons represents the media type for each title.
Titles that are not supported on the app are disabled and marked with an appropriate hint.
In the context menuyou'll find additional functions for each title.
Withyou can sort the list in a different order.
If a title is available, you can borrow it directly from the list of results. Otherwise, you can reserve it via the
The context menu can be opened in various places throughout the app.
By using the context menu, you can select different options for a specific title. For example "Return early", "Delete from this device" or "Open externally".
Deleting a title
The function "Delete from this device" simply removes the file from your device. The title won't be returned early to your library. You can download the title
again as long as your borrowing is still valid. You can also delete an expired title from the device.
Extern reading apps
In order to be able to open a title externally, you need a DRM-capable reader app e.g. PocketBook and a valid Adobe ID.
Attention: The compatibility of the Onlehe app with third party apps may change due to current developments in the software sector.
Once you have borrowed a title, it will be displayed in "My Media" "Lend". You will find every title you have currently borrowed in this list - regardless of
whether you borrowed it via eReader, App or PC. If you want to read a title, you can download it by using the "Load"-button.
The title will load within the built-in eBook-Reader.
Alternatively you are able to open the eBook with an external reading-app by using the context menu "Open externally".
If you borrowed an audio-file you can start listening directly by tapping on "Listen".
You may listen to audio or music tracks directly via the integrated streaming player, or download them and listen later while being offline.
After borrowing a title, tap on "Listen" to start the stream.
If you like to download a title, open the context menu and select "Load". Both functions use the integrated audio player of the Onleihe app.
In addition to the usual player elements such as stop / pause, forward and back, the player offers additional options in the context menu:
- Details: Opens the details of the current title.
- Overall duration: Shows the entire playtime for an audiobook with multiple tracks.
- Close player.
- Sleeptimer activated
To use the sleeptimer, you can select different time settings: 5, 10, 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes. To end the timer tap "Off". Open the context menu again to
see the remaining time.
If you stop the playback manually (by tapping pause, bluetooth control, pulling the headphone plug or by an incoming call) the sleeptimer will stop as well.
You will have to restart the sleeptimer manually afterwards!
If you tap the back button, the player will remain active in the background and a small footer will appear.
In "My account", you are able to save your e-mail address for reservations.
Open the context menu of your currently logged-in account and select "Edit account". Enter and save your e-mail address in the new window.
This e-mail adress will be suggested for all your future reservations.
To manage your accounts open the main menu and select "My account(s)" or tap on your current account on top of the menu list. A new window will open.
Your currently active account is highlighted. In addition, you have a quick overview of your further accounts and you can select them by tapping on one.
You are able to create a new account using the "Add account" button.
If you have reached the maximum of 5 accounts a notification will be shown below. To add another account, you'll first have to delete one of the existing ones.
The account can be deleted by using the context menu.
With the context menu, you can also edit an account and give it an individual name.
Please note that your login has to be successful, otherwise the account creation will not be saved and the account will not be added to your list.
To use the copyright protected eBooks of a US-supplier of the Onleihe you need an Adobe ID. The Adobe ID is an user account of the software company Adobe. The
Adobe ID ensures that a borrowed title can only be used by one person at a time.
These titles are an exception in regards of the copy protection.
For titles of all other suppliers, there is no need for an Adobe ID anymore.
You can authorise your Adobe ID by opening the "Menu" then "My Account(s)"
Since version 5.6 of the Onleihe app for iOS it is no longer possible to store the Adobe ID. You'll find more about it here.
Tablets and smartphones are portable computers that operate with a touch screen.
The difference from a tablet to a smartphone is a larger display and the usually missing telephone function.
Most tablets and smartphones are connected to an app-shop.
There you can install apps (applications). Apps are applications or small programs that make it possible to install a variety of features on the mobile device - for example a weather forecast or a playback application for music and movies.
These smartphones and tablets are compatible with the Onleihe
To use the Onleihe, download the Onleihe app. The Onleihe app is free of charge.
Yes, the use of eBooks, eMagazines and ePapers is possible with older software versions. Unfortunately, eAudios, eMusic and eVideos can not be used.
With a software version under iOS 11 / Android 5.1 you can not install the Onleihe app. Therefore please open to the page of your Onleihe via your mobile browser.
The browser Chrome is recommended. To open the protected eBooks, please install a reading app such as "PocketBook Reader".
We have examined an implementation of the Onleihe app for Windows Mobile. Unfortunately, there is a lack of necessary technical components, e.g. to implement the audiobook player or the app's internal reader.
Due to the high technical barriers and the relatively low penetration of Windows Mobile on the market, for the time being, we have stopped the development.
A general overview of devices compatible with the Onleihe can be found at: What works on which device.