The Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) is one of the largest research libraries in Germany. As a classical state library it archives and collects comprehensively publications on Saxony and publications published in Saxony. As university library of the Technische Universität Dresden it guarantees the information supply to a strong research university with an unusually wide range of subjects. Furthermore it fulfills important coordination and service functions to the libraries in the Free State of Saxony.
The SLUB Dresden operates the Dresdner Digitisation Center (DDZ), a leading center for mass digitization, and is a member of the competence network German Digital Library. The SLUB is working on numerous third-party funded projects of digitization and it participates substantially in the development of production and presentation software as well as robot technology.
The SLUB is a public institution of the Saxon State. The organisational structure and its functions are settled in the Law on the Saxon State and University Library Dresden.