Basic legal aspects
The German National Library is a Federal institution with legal capacity under public law. The Law regarding the German National Library (DNBG (PDF, 40KB, Not barrier-free file.)) from 22 June 2006 (BGB1 I p. 1338) defines the tasks, obligations and organs of the Federal institute. The Law confers widespread autonomy on the German National Library; it comes under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Last update: 14.01.2016