The legal library of the Federal Administrative Court is among the larger of its kind in Germany. It is primarily intended to provide services to members of the Court. The library ensures availability of the specialist literature they require for their day-to-day work. The library's remit also includes maintaining and caring for the Federal Administrative Court's large inventory of valuable historical books, manuscripts and other works of historical interest. Moreover, the library supports other courts and authorities within the context of mutual assistance. The library is also open to external users by appointment.