Digital collections

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The University and State Library of Münster (ULB) offers you access to digital documents in various portals.

(Online resources licensed for you by the ULB can be found in KatalogPlus. Search tips)

Kulturgut Digital

The ULB offers you access to digitised books and journals from its historical holdings as well as older literature and valuable collections from the region of Westphalia in the portal Kulturgut Digital. The number of individual works and collections on offer is constantly being expanded.

As the producer of the digitised material, the ULB waives all existing legal claims and offers the released digitised material for unrestricted and free use.
Digital copies that can only be released for the Digital Reading Room due to applicable copyright regulations are only accessible on the library computers in the rooms of the ULB.

Westfalica electronica

In the portal Westfalica electronica, the ULB as a state library collects electronic deposit copies (publications released in Westphalia incl. official publications).


In the portal zeit.punktNRW, historical newspapers from the area of today's North Rhine-Westphalia are available free of charge. The wide range of local and regional newspapers from the period 1801–1945 is provided by municipal and state archives and libraries from NRW and is constantly being expanded.