The DFG (German Research Foundation) has been funding the nationwide access to electronic contents since 2004. The ZBW is one of nine libraries that negotiate and provide national licences on behalf of the DFG. Universities and non-university research institutions (institutions of the Fraunhofer Society, Helmholtz Association, Max Planck Society, Leibniz Association) can access the contents free of charge. Individual users can also register for a large number of products: persons with an academic interest who are resident in Germany can use certain products with a personal login code.
An overview of all national-licence products is available at www.nationallizenzen.de.