State Library - Special Collections

Landesbibliothek KasselImage: Paavo Blåfield

The State Library is the oldest part of Kassel University Library. Its history dates back to the 16th century. Together, the team of the Special Collections and the "Hassiaca" look after the historical heritage of the old Kassel State Library. [Read more]

Items from our historical holdings can be accessed in the special reading room by prior arrangement and appointment, provided that the status of the ongoing construction work permits this.

Please make sure to book your visit to the reading room at least one day in advance, by telephone or email. This is mandatory.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Telephone: +49 561 804-7340
Telephone: +49 561 804-7315

Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Virtual Exhibition

En détail - Treasures from our Special Collections
This virtual exhibition presents a small selection from more than ten thousand manuscripts and numerous historical prints.

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Legal deposit, research on regional studies, holdings, literature about and from North Hesse, newspapers, address books, maps, graphics collection, musica practica, Hassiaca Digital

Hassiaca: Forward
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Special Collections

Manuscripts, manuscript catalogues, music, prints, historical libraries, bequests, projects, digital copies, book sponsorships, legal matters/forms

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