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Encyclopedia > Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin



The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin State Library – Prussian Cultural Heritage)

    • Short history:
      • Founded in 1661
      • During the World War II the entire holdings (at the time some three million books and other materials)were hidden to safety in 30 monasteries, castles and disused mines.A part of its collections were returned to the original Berlin site on Unter den Linden (East) after 1945, some relocated items were initially brought to West Germany, and stored after the late 1970s in the new building in Potsdamer Straße in Berlin (West). Some items of the collection are still located in Poland and the territories of the former Soviet Union.
      • From 1992, the reunited Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz provides a service at both its sites in the district of Mitte – Unter den Linden 8 and Potsdamer Straße 33
      • Cultural Inventory
        • 10 million books
        • 4,400 incunabula
        • 18,300 occidental manuscripts
        • 40,000 oriental manuscripts
        • 250,000 autographs
        • 66,350 music autographs
        • 1,400 personal archives
        • 450,000 print music editions
        • 960,000 maps and atlases
        • 38,000 subscription periodicals and monographic series
        • 180,000 early newspaper volumes and 400 subscription newspapers
        • diverse electronic databases
        • 2,3 million microfiches and microfilms
        • 13,5 million images in the picture archiv

webpage: http://staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/english/imageflyer.html

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Bavarian State Library

WebPage: http://www.bsb-muenchen.de/english/allge_e.htm#brief

Staatsbibliothek Bamberg Bamberg State Library


Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg

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