Leipzig University Library is one of the oldest libraries in Germany. It includes the Bibliotheca Albertina as the main location, as well as 22 other branches.
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.