State libraries of Germany

This article is about libraries at the State level in Germany. For all libraries in Germany, see List of libraries in Germany.

This is a list of the state libraries (German: Landesbibliothek) for each of the Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany. These libraries hold the right for legal deposit for the publications in their respective state.


Image Library Name German State City
Badische Landesbibliothek Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe
Württembergische Landesbibliothek Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart
Bavarian State Library Bavaria Munich
Berlin Central and Regional Library Berlin Berlin
Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Potsdam Brandenburg Potsdam
Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen Bremen Bremen
Staatsbibliothek Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Hessian State Library Hesse Wiesbaden
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt Hesse Darmstadt
Göttingen State and University Library Lower Saxony Göttingen
Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche Bibliothek der Stadt Kassel Kassel Kassel
Oldenburg State Library Lower Saxony Oldenburg
Landesbibliothek Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Schwerin
University Library of Bonn North Rhine-Westphalia Bonn
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf North Rhine-Westphalia Düsseldorf
Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Dortmund North Rhine-Westphalia Dortmund
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Münster North Rhine-Westphalia Münster
Pfälzische Landesbibliothek Rhineland-Palatinate Speyer
Rheinische Landesbibliothek Rhineland-Palatinate Koblenz
Saarländische Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Saarland Saarbrücken
Saxon State Library Saxony Dresden
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt Saxony-Anhalt Halle (Saale)
Eutiner Landesbibliothek Schleswig-Holstein Eutin
Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesbibliothek Schleswig-Holstein Kiel
Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Thuringia Jena


The historic National Libraries of the former Kingdoms, now States of Germany (Länder), are called Staatsbibliothek (state libraries). Among the libraries named Staatsbibliothek are:[1]


Stadtbibliothek ("City Library") refers to a major city library. All major cities in German-speaking countries have these and some also have legal deposit requirements. Large Stadtbibliothek include:

See also


  1. Bibliotheken mit Pflichtexemplar in Deutschland. DBI, Berlin 1995 (Aufstellung über alle Pflichtexemplarbibliotheken und die historische Aufteilung der Pflichtexemplare in Deutschland)
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