Due to its age and importance, the Rastatt Historical Library is exclusively a reference library that can be used for academic purposes and by prior appointment. Books are not lent out and can only be viewed in the reading room during opening hours or during agreed times.
Frequently asked questions about library use
Administration office and reading room
The office of the library administration is located on the first floor, right corridor, room 3. The reading area is also located on the first floor, in the former refectory.
To get to the library hall, take the right staircase. On the second floor, follow the corridor to the right. The entrance to the hall is at the very back, at the end of the corridor.
Research, scans and photographs
As far as the holdings are catalogued electronically, they can be searched via the online catalog. The media are subsequently made available by the library administration. It is possible to make copies and scans, but only if the condition of the books allows it. Photographing of the premises and collections is possible in principle, but only after consultation with the library administration. Photographs may not be taken in special exhibitions, as loans are often shown for which the owners have their own image rights.
Wardrobe and bags
Mo, Di, Mi: 10 bis 12 Uhr
Di: 14 bis 15 Uhr
Erwachsene 3 Euro, ermäßigt 1 Euro
Gruppenführung 40 €, an Wochenenden u. Feiertagen 50 € (max. 20 Personen)
Die Nutzung der Historischen Bibliothek zu wissenschaftlichen Zwecken ist kostenfrei
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