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Special Reading Room


In the Special Reading Room, you can make use of the special stock from the following fields at about 30 workplaces:

In the event of enquiries regarding the special stocks, please contact the respective pertinent area in advance (see right-hand column for contact details).

Please note that not all special stocks are listed in the WLB Catalogue. Complementary special catalogues about manuscripts, about old and rare prints, about maps and graphics and about music may be of help.

The stocks can usually be made use of after ordering in advance only and the provision thereof may take up to two working days. Find out about this from the respective special collection.
You will need a valid library card to order the stocks.
In addition, when making use of manuscripts and incunabula, you will have to prove your identity with your ID card or passport when signing in to the special reading room.

Reference section

In the special reading room, you have access to important to pertinent specialist literature on the history of the printed book (approx. 8,500 volumes), to codicology incl. manuscript catalogues (approx. 12,000 volumes), to the history of architecture and art (approx. 12,000 volumes) and access to a smaller reserve shelf of the maps and graphic collection.

WLB Catalogue

The reference stocks are listed in the WLB Catalogue with the corresponding location. Find out the call number of a work and thus the location in the reference stocks or in the stack-room if you know who the author and/or what the title is, or search for a topic using an interdisciplinarily approach.  

Systematic catalogues

There are additional systematic catalogues available according to the systematic listing of the reference stocks

Music reference section

This stock is in the main reading room on the gallery and listed via the

Reference section of the map collection

These stocks can be ordered in the special reading room and can be viewed there the day after next that the library is open (not including Saturdays).

Opening times

Special Reading Room:
Mon-Fri: 10-17 Uhr
Sat: 09-13 Uhr
(only readily available volumes will be provided, no use of manuscripts)
Days not open: see Aktuelles


Tel.: +49 0711/212-4453 or 4405
Fax: +49 0711/212-4422

Last update: 08.02.2019   © 2007 WLB
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