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Historical Holdings

Kartenausschnitt Marburg Anfang 18. Jahrhundert
Foto: Jörg Siedler
Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia, Regna Et Status exactis Tabulis Geographice demonstrans

Marburg University Library was established in 1527, the same year as the foundation of Philipps-University. In the course of its almost five hundred year-old history it was possible to assemble a significant and valuable collection of older holdings, consisting of printed books and journals, several manuscripts, important historical collections of documents, archives and literary estates.

Some of the holdings of historical books and journals are already listed in Katalog Plus or in OPAC. The holdings not yet contained here can be searched by consulting the Index Card Catalogues.

Books published before 1900, maps or fragile collection items on conservational grounds cannot be borrowed but must be ordered and consulted in the Special Reading Room.


Dr. Lydia Kaiser
Tel.: +49 6421 28-25101