With its extensive collections of 9 million media units (as of 2013) the University Library of Frankfurt on the Main is among the central academic libraries of the Federal Republic of Germany. It combines the role of an academic library for the city of Frankfurt and the Rhine Main Area with that of a university library with various obligations for the federal state as well as that of a core theme library within the nationwide provision of literature. Among its many collection emphases there is also its collection of Judaica which continuously acquires new publications on all areas of post-biblical Judaism from all over the world and in all languages with funding by the DFG (German Research Foundation), such as on rabbinical literature, on Jewish history, philosophy, art and fiction. Another emphasis is on the modern state of Israel.
The valuable historical collection of the Judaica collection has already been digitalised to a large extent and is available on the internet free of charge in the Judaica portal digital collections. The portals can also be accessed individually:
§ Collection of Hebrew Scripts
§ Collection of Yiddish Prints
§ Collection Freimann
§ Compact Memory – Special Portal for Jewish Magazines
§ Judaica Frankfurt – valuable sources on Judaism
§ Collection Rothschild
§ Hebrew Incunabula
In the course of the digitalisation measures of the university library, further parts of the historical collection are being digitalised continuously and put on the internet.