Functions of the Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin

This article is published for the official opening of the Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz new building in West Berlin and explains some functions of the library. The mission of the SPK, encyclopaedic library with a supraregional vocation, is to make documents available both in FRG and to other countries. It is also responsible for important cooperative documentation schemes. It is therefore part of the documentation system set up in FRG. On the regional level, the SPK is part of the documentation program for Berlin and offers its rich collections and extensive services to science and research