The provider of this website in the legal sense is the
University of Göttingen
Göttingen State and University Library
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1
37073 Göttingen, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 551 / 39-5212
Fax: +49 (0) 551 / 39-5222
E-mail: sekretariat(at)


Göttingen State and University Library is headed by Dr Wolfram Horstmann. The library is a central institution of the University of Göttingen. The University of Göttingen is a public body. It is legally represented by its president, Prof. Dr Ulrike Beisiegel.

Competent supervisory authority

University of Göttingen Foundation under Public Law, University Foundation Committee (Section 59 (2), Section 60 (2) (2) sentence (2)(7), and Section 60(a) (1) of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG)), Wilhelmsplatz 1, 37073 Göttingen, Germany.

Editorial responsibility

The person responsible for the content of this website in accordance with Section 55 (2) of the State Broadcasting Treaty (RStV) is:
Margo Bargheer
Göttingen State and University Library
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1
37073 Göttingen
E-mail: bargheer(at)

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