Digital Collection of the State Library Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

The State Library Günther Uecker is a regional library and scientific information centre for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. As a compulsory copy library, it develops the state bibliography. It has a supporting function for the government. The collection comprises all fields of knowledge with a focus on the humanities. Special fields of collection are Mecklenburgica and music.


The library was founded in 1779 by Duke Friedrich zu Mecklenburg, whose outstanding collection of books and plans forms the historical core.
Almost the entire media collection with 775,000 units is digitally recorded and thus searchable worldwide. The historical collection before 1900 comprises 136,000 volumes, of which large parts are Mecklenburgica, Low German literature or works published in the state.

Regional literature has always been a central collecting concern. Titles published about Mecklenburg and (since 1945) about Vorpommern are continuously recorded and are listed with 415,000 references in the state bibliography. These are mainly dependent publications from journals and yearbooks.

Other collections include Mecklenburg sermons on corpses, portraits of Schwerin's musical and theatrical life as well as Mecklenburg legal and regulatory texts from the 16th to 19th centuries. Among the most important holdings of their kind are the music of the Mecklenburg-Schweriner Hofkapelle with manuscripts of international standing.

To this day, the Landesbibliothek fulfils its founding purpose as a government library by providing information services for the departments and by providing technical support for their book collections and database accesses.


Landesbibliothek Meclenburg-Vorpommern Günther Uecker
Johannes-Stelling-Straße 29
19053 Schwerin
Phone: +49 385 58879210

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