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The following information contains the legal requirements on provider identification as well as important legal notices concerning the internet presence of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz.


Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
represented by
Generaldirektor Frank Scholze
Adickesallee 1
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. + 49 69 1525 - 0
Fax + 49 69 1525 - 1010

Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
legally presented by its President, Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. mult. Hermann Parzinger. He in turn is represented by Dr. Achim Bonte, Director General of the Berlin State Library – Prussian Cultural Heritage.
Unter den Linden 8
10117 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 266 - 0
The VAT identification number of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz is: DE338204900


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Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Abteilung überregionale Bibliographische Dienste
Unter den Linden 8
D-10117 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266 - 434444