The Saxon State and University Library, Dresden

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The Saxon State and University Library Dresden, abbreviated SLUB Dresden, is located in Dresden, Germany. It is both the regional library for the German State of Saxony as well as the academic library for the Dresden University of Technology . It was created in 1996 through the merger of the Saxon State Library and the University Library Dresden . The seemingly redundant name is to show that the library brings both these institutional traditions together.
The SLUB moved into a large new building in 2002 to bring together the inventories of both its predecessors. Its collection numbers nearly nine million, making it one of the largest public archival centers in the Federal Republic of Germany. It holds significant treasures, including the Codex Dresdensis, an octagonal Koran from 1184 and a copy of the Peter Schoeffer Bible printed in 1462. Within the SLUB is the Deutsche Fotothek, holding some 4 million photographs from the past 80 years, and the German Stenographic Institute.
The library administers 5,388,595 holdings . It is a special-interest collection library of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft focusing on “Contemporary Art after 1945” and “History of Technology”. Both collections also include subjects such as commercial photography, documentary photography, photographic art, and photography of technics.
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  • Good collection, comfortable amenities, good equipment, very nice personnel, working atmosphere. Dreaming to come back there  more »
  • Special part of the library. In the main part are taking place books related exhibitions. But the most interesting is the special room with old and rare books - entrance is free of cost, you just...  more »
  • Never seen such an ideal place for studying: you can find there everything, including reading hall, where no one will disturb you as well as common area, where you can discuss your projects with group mates. Super stylish place, clean. There’s a coffee machine on the first floor and a good cafeteria on the second. A price for students is simply perfect!
  • I can resist to read for long long hours when i am here 😊
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