The basis for efficient judicial practice, especially at a federal court, is a well-equipped library. The library of the Federal Fiscal Court has fulfilled this purpose without interruption since the foundation of the Reich Fiscal Court in 1918. In accordance with the mandate of the Federal Fiscal Court, the focus of the collection is on tax and customs law, but material on other legal areas affecting the judicial practice of the Federal Fiscal Court is also available. With holdings of more than 170,000 volumes, the library is one of the largest specialist libraries in its field.
The library of the Federal Fiscal Court is a reference library that is not open to the general public and serves primarily to support the judges and staff of the Court. The holdings are stored in the reading room with nine workstations, a repository and reference libraries in meeting rooms and offices. Apart from an extensive stock of monographs and journal volumes, the reading room houses over 200 current periodicals. Moreover, various legal databases are available to all users at their own workplace.
Use and Conduct
The library is also open to external users with restrictions. Please refer to our policies and rules on admission requirements. A registration is generally required in advance for external users. Please direct any requests for registration an admission to the specified contacts.
It is not possible to borrow holdings for external users. Copies can be made for a fee subject to the applicable copyright law. Private laptops can be used in the library, but connection to the Internet via the Court's infrastructure is not possible.
The library's items are fully electronically recorded in the Bavarian Library Network. The catalogue oft he library can be searched via the OPAC system. But note that only library staff can place orders via the OPAC. Two OPAC PCs and a PC with Internet access and juris access are available in the reading room for research purposes.