Important information on the use of the reading room between September and December 2016

The air conditioning system in the reading room of the Zeughaus is in urgent need of replacement and the construction work necessary for this will lead to the closure of the reading room from September 1st, probably until December 31st 2016. Please find more information here.

Move/Building work

During autumn 2016 we will move books from the rare-book stacks into our new onsite storage building. You can find more information about possible disruption to our services here.

Opening hours christmas/new year

The library with reading rooms, loan counter and user services will be closed from 24.12.16 to 01.01.17. Bilbiotheca Augusta and Zeughaus will close at 5 p.m. on 23.12.16 and re-open on 02.01.17 .

The museum in Bibliotheca Augustaand Lessinghaus will be closed 24. to 26.12.16. and  31.12.16 to 01.01.17. From 27.12.16 to 30.12.16 the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 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.