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The "Landesbibliothek Coburg" is a scientific regional state library in Bavaria. It is open to the public.

The "Landesbibliothek Coburg" welcomes foreign users and is glad to be at their service. We have compiled some information for you below. We are looking forward to hearing from you per  e-mail or on the telephone. Or come and visit us!

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Landesbibliothek Coburg

Schloss Ehrenburg
Schlossplatz 1

D-96450 Coburg


09561-8538-0  09561-8538-201 geschaeftsstelle@landesbibliothek-coburg.de

Opening hours (local time):

Lending and catalogues Monday - Thursday   10 am - 5 pm  
  Friday and Saturday   10 am - 1 pm  
Reading room Monday - Thursday   10 am - 1 pm and 2.30 pm - 5 pm  
  Friday and Saturday   10 am - 1 pm  

During the school holidays the "Landesbibliothek" is open from Monday till Friday between 10 am and 1 pm only. The library is closed on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

With our 

Internet-OPAC  you are able to investigate our catalogue 24 hours a day. Also, you can get in touch with us around the clock by  e-mail and Fax.

The "Landesbibliothek Coburg" currently owns about 400.000 volumes of modern scientific and historical collections. The wide range of these stocks includes documents from the early years of book printing to contemporary CD-ROM databases. A great number of special collections amount to a remarkable complement: Manuscripts (Codices), autographs, incunabulum (15th century prints), prints of the time of Martin Luther, historical music prints and maps, almanachs and paperbacks (1750 - 1850), exlibris, book covers (15th to 20th century, including an important collection of historical book covers of the 19th century) and modern bibliophily. Moreover we have subscribed to about 800 magazines, yearbooks etc. and about 30 newspapers. Apart from that the archives of the International Draeseke Society and the German Johann-Strauss-Society are stored in the depots of the "Landesbibliothek Coburg".

The regional state libraries of Bavaria, such as the "Landesbibliothek Coburg", are positioned between the university libraries and the public libraries. They serve scientific purposes, including extra-academic research, professional work as well as general further education. They are a component of the de-centralised user-oriented supply of literature.

Moreover, one of their most important tasks is to safeguard as well as to grant access to the extensive archives and donated collections of important personalities of regional history. Most significantly, the archives of the "Landesbibliothek Coburg" comprise of the early Court and State Library of the former duchy Saxony-Coburg and Gotha, the Scheres-Library, the library of the Casimirianum Grammar School, the ducal private library, the Martin-Luther-Library, the library of St. Moritz Church, the library of the former court theatre and others. The focus of the archives is on Reformation, Humanism, baroque literature, Enlightenment, Positivism and 19th century theatre.

Of equally significant importance for the work of the regional libraries is to collect (as complete as possible), to put in storage, to register and to make accessible publications about the region in question. For this reason the "Landesbibliothek Coburg" co-operates in the Bavarian Bibliography project and compiles the "Coburg Bibliography" in this context, which is the regional bibliography of Coburg county.

The "Landesbibliothek Coburg" is connected to the international borrowing network.

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