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University Library

The university library has collections from several centuries. Among them are ancient papyri, medieval and modern manuscripts, prints from the 15th century onward, bequests, school programs, maps, ostraca, cuneiform tablets, etc.

The greater part of the collections can be viewed for research purposes in the special reading room.


You can get a good overview of the special collections in this video:

Point of contact for the special collections of the university library:

Dr. Olaf Schneider
University Library
Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 8
D-35394 Giessen
Tel.: +49 641 99-14052
Fax: +49 641 99-14009