Digital collections

Our web gallery presents a selection from the unique historical holdings in the University Library: Books from the private libraries of Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, and of Christoph Jacob Trew, an 18th century physician and scientist from Nuremberg, items from the Ricklefs Collection as well as manuscripts, incunabula, and broadsheets from the 14th through the 18th centuries give an insight into the Library’s valuable holdings.
The Digital Gallery also displays the drawings from the Graphic Collection dating back to the 15th to 17th centuries.
The University Library participates in the retrospective national bibliographies projects 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).

As part of its digital services, the University Library also provides access to historical documents from its holdings for the purposes of science, research and teaching. It points out that this may also include works from the National Socialist era. The University Library expressly distances itself from all racist, violent and Nazi content.

The digital collection is constantly being updated.
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Use of the digital works is permitted under the terms of the CC-BY-SA 4.0 Creative Commons license.

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