Department of Early Printed Books
During its history, the Staatsbibliothek separated special materials from the ever-growing holdings. This was and still is also the case in the main print collection where parts were and are selected because of their value or rarity. Added are scholarly and bibliophilic libraries which are preserved as collections in their own right due to their historical relevance.
These special collections are unique treasures, are accordingly conserved and may be consulted in the Rare Books Reading Room only.