Our web gallery presents a selection from the unique historical holdings in the University Library: Manuscripts, drawings as well as prints from the 14th to 17th centuries from the university’s graphic collections, incunabula (early prints up to 1500), books and letters from the private library of Christoph Jacob Trew, an 18th century physician and scientist from Nuremberg,
The digitisation of the medieval manuscripts is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the framework of the LIS funding programme “Digitisation and Indexing”. In addition, the library contributed to the VD17 (Union Catalogue of Books Printed in German Speaking Countries in the 17th Century) and VD18 (Union Catalogue of Books Printed in German Speaking Countries in the 18th Century).
Digitized copies of works published before 1900 may be used without restriction and free of charge under the terms of the Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 licence.
Please note: In the interest of good scholarly practice, we recommend full acknowledgement of the source when using our digitized material. In addition, in the interest of documenting research on our holdings, we request notification of the bibliographic data and a complimentary copy of the publication.
The University Library also grants access to contemporary historical documents from its holdings for the purposes of science, research and teaching as part of its digital services.
These may include works with National Socialist content, which may only be used for the purposes of science, research or teaching, art and civic education, defence against unconstitutional endeavours, reporting on contemporary events or history (§ 86 paragraph 4 German Penal Code).
The further dissemination of National Socialist content beyond the aforementioned purposes is not permitted, and its misuse may constitute a criminal offence. All users are hereby strongly advised that they are obliged to comply with the legal regulations when using these works.
The University Library expressly distances itself from all racist, violence-glorifying and National Socialist content.