The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) is a central unit of the Max Planck Society. It supports scientists from all Max Planck Institutes with a broad portfolio of services in the fields of information and software supply, publication services, and research data management. The MPDL’s task is to provide researchers at the Max Planck Society with optimal access to scientific information and software, to provide a sustainable infrastructure for scientific information management, and to support the MPG in its Open Access policy.
The MDPL is the largest recipient of scientific information in Europe. The MPDL arranges for access to a wide range of scientific journals, eBooks, specialist databases, and extensive open access publication services. Together with the libraries at the Max Planck Institutes, it takes care of an excellent supply of scientific information and opportunities for publication.
The MPDL Services GmbH was founded in 2018 and is a 100% subsidiary of the Max Planck Society.
It organizes access to scientific literature and publication services for research organisations. To this end, the GmbH concludes and manages the necessary contracts. The MPDL Services GmbH addresses public clients in particular.