Artists‘ Book Prize 2020

The Herzog August Bibliothek and the Curt Mast Jägermeister Foundation are announcing a prize prize to be awarded to a book artist in the year 2020. The prize is also intended to honour Dr. Sabine Solf's commitment to the interests of the library and its foundations. The art historian accompanied the development of the collection and kept in constant contact with the artists and galleries.

The collection of artists’ books held by the Herzog August Bibliothek was founded in the 1950’s with contemporary works of art by renowned French painters, known as “livres de peintre”. Since then, artists have repeatedly approached the artists' book as a medium and explored its limits in both traditional and experimental ways - these developments are reflected in the library’s internationally recognized collection.

Applications are accepted until 31 December 2019. More…

HAB and Bodleian provide insights into medieval manuscripts

About one year ago the Herzog August Bibliothek and the Bodleian Libraries joined forces in the digitization project “Manuscripts from German-Speaking Lands”. The project is funded by the Polonsky Foundation and the HAB thus succeeds the Vatican Library as a cooperation partner of the Bodleian Libraries. More...

Access to the Zeughaus

Due to the construction work on the Schlossplatz, access to the Zeughaus will have to be through the north gate (from the parking lot side). The main entrance is not expected to be accessible until at least mid November.

Lighting in the Zeughaus

For technical reasons, the shelf lighting on the 1st and 2nd floor of the Zeughaus must urgently be renewed. It will be replaced by emergency lighting until further notice. Regrettably, the emergency lighting does not reach the usual level of brightness. We ask for your understanding for this necessary action.

Opening Hours

Please check our new Opening Hours from 1 October: Exhibition rooms in the Bibliotheca Augusta and in the Lessing House: Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m - 4 p.m.


Please see our new programme of events. It will now be published in this new format every four months and provide more detailed and up-to-date information on scholarly and cultural events at the Herzog August Bibliothek.