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Frankfurt University Library
University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg
Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main.jpg
Building by Ferdinand Kramer
Established1484; 536 years ago (1484) (predecessor) January 1, 2005; 15 years ago (2005-01-01)
Reference to legal mandate"Vertrag zwischen dem Land Hessen und der Stadt Frankfurt am Main zur Ergänzung und Änderung des Universitäts-Übernahmevertrages" [Contract between the State Hesse and the City of Frankfurt for Complement and Chance of the University Transfer Agreement]. § 4,StAnz.No. 25/2000 page 1824of26 March 1999 (PDF) (in German).
Service areaHesse and Hessian Interlibrary loan region (Alzey-Worms, Mainz, Mainz-Bingen, Worms)
Coordinates50°7?13.4?N 8°39?11.2?E / 50.120389°N 8.653111°E / 50.120389; 8.653111Coordinates: 50°7?13.4?N 8°39?11.2?E / 50.120389°N 8.653111°E / 50.120389; 8.653111
Branches9 (Bibliothek Naturwissenschaften, Bibliothek für Sportwissenschaften, Bibliothek Recht und Wirtschaft, Bibliothek Sozialwissenschaften und Psychologie, Bibliothekszentrum Geisteswissenschaften, Bibliothek Kunstgeschichte/Städelbibliothek und Islamische Studien, Mathematikbibliothek, Informatikbibliothek, Medizinische Hauptbibliothek)
Items collectedbooks, magazines (both print and digital)
Size10.2 million (as of 2018)
Criteria for collectionscientific literature, all publications published in Frankfurt, all German prints of the years 1801 till 1870
Legal depositYes, through "Hessisches Bibliotheksgesetz" [Hessian Library Law]. § 4a,GVBl.No. I 2010 page 295of23 September 2010 (in German). and "Verordnung über die Pflichtablieferung von Medienwerken" [Regulation Regarding Legal Deposit of Publications]. GVBl.No. 2017 page 279of13 September 2017 (in German).
Access and use
Access requirementsStudents and employees of Goethe University Frankfurt, also people, who study, live or work for at least 3 months in Hesse or in Hessian Interlibrary loan region
Circulation1.62 million (as of 2018)
Population served~ 6.24 million + (population of Hesse as of 2017)
Members59.7 thousand (as of 2016)
Other information
BudgetEUR21.6 M (~ US$24.19 M, as of 2018)
DirectorDaniela Poth (since 2020)
Staff234 FTE + 21 apprentices/interns (as of 2018)
References: "Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg Frankfurt am Main: Übersicht 2018" (PDF) (in German). March 2019. Retrieved 2019.

The Frankfurt University Library (German: Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main, or Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg) is the library for the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany.


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It originated in the 15th century as a town library. After the founding of the university (1914) it became the Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main (StUB). 2005 the StUB and the Senckenbergische Bibliothek united. Today the Frankfurt University Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Germany.

The Frankfurt University Library is a member of the Collection of German Prints, the virtual German national library, covering the years 1801 till 1870.

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