The University and State Library is a central institution at Fulda University.
One of its tasks is to provide students and lecturers with the literature and information they require. It is also a state library (together with four other libraries in Hesse) and therefore collects and permanently preserves literature and information from and about the region. Furthermore, it catalogues and preserves its valuable historic collections which are part of the cultural heritage of Hesse and Germany as a whole.
In addition to its role as a scientific library, the University, State and Public Library Fulda also functions as a public library in close cooperation with the city of Fulda.