Searching the library

The library of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica contains around 150 000 volumes in open access stacks, two mediaeval and 19 early modern manuscripts, 90 mediaeval manuscript fragments, 8 incunabula, 106 post-incunabula, some 3000 reproductions of mediaeval manuscripts (film, film reproductions, photographic plates), and 205 current periodicals.

The entire collection can be researched online.

Visitors of the institute can consult the library catalogue using the PCs located in the foyer at the entrance to the stacks. Additionally, using the institute’s WLAN access, you can comfortably search the OPAC on your laptop in the reading room.