Rare Books from 1501 to 1800

The collection of rare books from 1501-1800 consists of about 30,000 volumes, covering many subjects, from theology and philosophy to geography, law, economics and science. A small part of these stocks are situated in the Baroque bookcases of the “Erlebnisraum Altes Buch”. The publications are listed in the digital catalogue 1501-1800.

Working with historical/rare books from 1501-1800

The use of these books for scientific purposes is subject to the “Guidelines for working with historical documents and publications”. By the way, many works of this collection that deal with Upper Austrian topics have been digitalized already and are accessible via “The digital State Library of Upper Austria”. In addition you can also ask for digital reproductions of books from this collection that have not been digitalized yet.