Leipzig University Library

Leipzig University Library (German: Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig), known also as Bibliotheca Albertina, is the central library of the University of Leipzig. It is one of the oldest German university libraries. It was founded in 1542.

Leipzig  University  Library

Leipzig
University
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The library houses over 5 million volumes, with 8,700 manuscripts and 3,600 incunabula, and some 1,600 prints dating from the 16th century.The special collections of the manuscripts comprise 5,000 papyri, 1,600 ostraka, 2,500 medieval manuscripts and 2,000 more recent manuscripts, along with 3,200 oriental manuscripts.

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