Special collections

Ars librorum and artist books 
Bibles 
Exlibris 
Paintings, busts, and furniture 
Graphic collections 
Historical maps 
Music collection 
Postcards 
Theater slips 
Zapf collection 

Deposits

Institutions, foundations, and private persons leave single items or parts of their collections to the Herzog August Bibliothek as permanent loans (deposit) in order to enable optimal safe-keeping and custodial inoffensive use. Among the latest gained permanent loans are a letter from Lessing, the Stammbuch of Johann of Bassen (1595-1601) and literary papers from the baroque nobility library Nostitz (deposit of the Curt Mast Jägermeister Foundation), moreover a 15th century manuscript with Homilia of pope Gregory the Great (deposit of the Hans und Helga Eckensberger Foundation).

Deposits