Documents of international organisations
Prior to unification, both the Deutsche Bücherei Leipzig and the Deutsche Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main were accredited by numerous international organisations (e.g. UN, UNESCO, EU, WTO) as deposit libraries. Since 1990, the Deutsche Bücherei Leipzig has fulfilled this function within Die Deutsche Bibliothek. Since 2005, only documents published in Germany or in the German language are collected under legal deposit.
In addition to publications by the organisations cited above, the Deutsche Bücherei also collects publications from ICAO, IAEA, OECD, FAO and WHO.
By the end of 2004, the collection included some 412,000 documents by international organisations and symbol documents.
Last update: 6.4.2013