Department of Early Printed Books

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The Early Printed Books Department provides items from the extremely valuable special collections of the Staatsbibliothek in the Rare Books Reading Room; special conditions of use apply. In the library as well as online, we provide information on the special collections and on old books in general, also including aspects of the history of science, books, and printing. We also arrange and coordinate reprint and loan contracts with institutions.