The library of the Staatliche Institut für Musikforschung (State Institute for Music Research) is a specialized scientific library, whose primary purpose is to support the scientists of the Institute in their work. However, it is also open to external users. Its holdings form the basis of digital information resources, such as the Literature, which is maintained as an ongoing activity, and the "Archive of Concert Life" or the "History of the SIMPK and its Predecessor Institutions", project-based activities of the Department of Musicological Documentation to which the library also belongs.