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How do I find rare books in Mannheim University Library?

The majority of the approximately 60,000 rare books in Mannheim University Library are searchable in the online catalog Primo.


Use and Reproduction of rare books?

Mannheim University Library has set itself the goal to digitize the most relevant historical books (publication date before 1800) in the next few years and to present them in electronic form on this website. Please make always sure before ordering a book in Primo whether the book is already available in electronic form and you may use the digital copy for your research.
Mannheim University Library charges a small fee for the digitization, making the prints freely accessible through our portal.
You may read the printed books at a separate reading table in the Info Center of Mannheim University Library. For reasons of conservation a loan or interlibrary loan is not permitted.


How may I use digitized rare books?

The digitized rare books of Mannheim University Library have been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.

You can copy, modify, distribute and perform these works, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. See Public Domain Mark 1.0 for more information.


Fee for the digitization for a private non commercial use
to 49 pages 10 EUR
50-149 pages 20 EUR
150-249 pages 30 EUR
250-350 pages 40 EUR
More than 350 pages are generally not digitized.



Stefan Weil
Tel.: +49 621 181 2946
E-Mail: stefan.weil(at)bib.uni-mannheim.de