Special Collections will be open to readers as of July 14

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The Manuscript Collection, Early Printed Books Archive, the Theater History and Music Collection, the Collection of Maps, Posters and Small Prints and the Historical Photo and Video Collection (previously called: Photo Collection and the Collection of Historical Interviews) will be reopened to readers as of July 14, 2020, in compliance with the epidemiological rules due to the coronavirus situation.


  • On entering the Library, please, use the touch-free hand sanitizer equipment located at the main entrance at all times! During your entire stay in the Library building, it is recommended to wear a face mask. In the reading spaces, it is compulsory to wear a face mask. Please, bring a mask with you!


  • We can provide our readers with a research opportunity in the reading rooms of the Special Collections only after a preliminary reservation of a seat and date. In lack of a prior seat and date reservation, the reading rooms of NSZL’s Special Collections cannot be visited.


  • You can use only your own computer in the reading rooms of NSZL’s Special Collections. In line with epidemiological regulations, sharing of computers is forbidden.


Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Detailed information on the use of the reading rooms