The Library

The Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek (HAAB) is a public archive and research library of literature and cultural history with a special focus on the era of 1750 to 1850.

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The Rococo Hall in the Historic Library is one of the many exquisite rooms in the Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek. For conservational reasons, we are obliged to limit the number of visitors allowed inside each day. We recommend reserving tickets in advance.

Temporary exhibitions are regularly presented in the Renaissance Hall and the Study Centre. Admission is free.

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Anyone over the age of 14 can register to become a library user. In the Study Centre, you can consult numerous reference works, peruse the books or borrow media.

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Search our extensive holdings, use our databases and other tools to help you find publications and information.

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„In libraries one feels to be in the presence of enormous capital which silently yields inestimable amounts of interest.“

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek possesses collections of modern and ancient works dating back to the 9th century. The collections of Weimar Classicism, the Faust legend and Franz Liszt are among its most important holdings. In the following you will find brief descriptions of our collections, databases and catalogues, details on availability, and contact information.

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Projects of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Thuringia, represented by the State Chancellery of Thuringia, Department of Culture and the Arts.

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