Changed opening hours at the turn of the year! More...


This year the library areas are open until Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 16:00. In 2021 we open again on Monday, Jan. 04 at 10 am.The museum rooms of the library (in the Bibliotheca Augusta and the Lessinghaus) are closed for different reasons.
Further information can be found here.

 


Spectacular purchase: Philipp Hainhofer's "Großes Stammbuch" was acquired for the HAB. Learn more about the background and history of the richly illustrated Album Amicorum. More...


All information about our gradual reopening and the Corona-related special regulations can be found here.


Acquisition, growth, loss and circulation: The MWW research group "economies of collecting" introduces itself. More...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Polonsky Foundation digitization project "Manuscripts from German-Speaking Lands" is now halfway through and well on the way to an extraordinary result. More...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Helmstedt disputation from 1681 illustrates how scholars of the early modern period sought to understand what diseases are and how their spread can be explained. More...


 

A unique manuscript of the Compendia (1593) in Japanese translation has been identified at the HAB. More...


In a personal commentary, Marshall Weber, winner of the Artist Book Prize 2019, speaks out in favour of a functional transformation of museums and libraries. More...