LLMC and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin State Library) represented by the Specialised Information Service for International and Interdisciplinary Research are proud to announce a collaboration to provide full-text search access and searchable metadata to a vast collection of historical German legal materials spanning from 1801-1900. The German Territorial Law collection includes monographs, serials, and journals covering lander and principality-level jurisprudence.  

Still in the beginning stages, LLMC has currently processed over 200 titles but the complete collection will encompass 2.5 million images and 12,000 volumes. The individual materials are unique and rarely held outside of Germany.  More importantly, the collection as a whole is singular since the Berlin State Library , having been founded in 1661,  has had a unique opportunity to build this collection.

LLMC is a non-profit consortium of libraries dedicated to the twin goals of, preserving legal titles and government documents, while making copies inexpensively available digitally through its online service LLMC Digital.

As the largest scientific universal library in Germany, the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin State Library – Prussian Cultural Heritage) is a central supplier of national and international literature. Founded in 1661, the library holds more than 11 million volumes of printed material.