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Bibliotheca Albertina

Leipzig University Library

Staircase in the University Library Bibliotheca Albertina in the Musikviertel (musicians' quarter), studying in Leipzig, education, cultural institution
© Andreas Schmidt

The Albertina University Library was built between 1887 and 1891 according to a design by Arwed Roßbach in the neo-Renaissance style. Roßbach was the winner of the University Library Competition announced in June 1885 with his design "Philadelphos". His plans were then implemented in the so-called "Music Quarter" of the city.

The name Bibliotheca Albertina is a reference to King Albert of Saxony and the original name is still visible in large letters on the architrave above the entrance portal. Renowned sculptors such as Josef Kaffsack and Adolf Lehnert were involved in the artistic design of the sandstone façade of the building.

The University Library contains almost 5 million volumes, 173,000 manuscripts and 80,000 coins and medals. This makes it the ideal place for students to expand their knowledge.


location Bibliotheca Albertina
Beethovenstraße 6
04107 Leipzig
phone +49 (0)341 9730577
fax +49 (0)341 9730599
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  • Fully accessible entrance for wheelchair users info
  • Elevator
  • Special and personalised assistance services available for people with disabilities
  • Assistance for blind and visually-impaired guests info
  • Marked disabled parking available
  • Partially accessible rest-room for wheelchair users info
Wi-Fi available
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