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University Library of Greifswald

Founded in 1456/1604, the University Library of Greifswald is one of the oldest university libraries in Germany. After the university’s re-foundation as a Protestant alma mater, a contract for the delivery of scientific books, dating from 1604, is the first evidence for the existence of a university library functioning as a service-facility for all faculties.

From the time when Greifswald belonged to the Swedish empire (1648 to 1815) an extraordinarily huge and valuable collection of Scandinavian literature was collected. At this time important older collections of regional and Baltic scientists were acquired. In fact, from 1773 to 1815 the library held the legal deposit for Swedish prints (including present-day Finland and the Baltic states) and during the Prussian time of governance (1815 to 1945) the library was granted the privilege of legal deposit for the region of Pomerania. Thereby the special collection of Pomerania, another primary role of the library, was intensified. In addition, the improvement of the stock of literature won by special contracts between the library on one hand and regional academic societies on the other strengthened its local expertise.

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Common Library Network GBV
The GVK multimaterial bibliographic database covers the holdings of over 32.7 million records of more than 400 GBV member and associated libraries with over 70.7 million separate catalogue entries of books, conference proceedings, periodicals, dissertations, microfilms and electronic resources. The periodicals of all subito-supplying libraries and other university libraries from Germany are also integrated. Access is free of charge. Books with EoD-Button are available for the eBook and Print on Demand-Service.
Electronic Image-Card-Catalogue
The Image-Card -Catalogue covers the time from 1851 to 1989. It is divided into three parts. Books from the older part, labelled labelled 'AK 1', are free of copyright. These can be ordered via EOD.
OPAC University Library of Greifswald
OPAC contains all books older than 1850, all journals and books bought or used after 1990, as well as serials and Greifswald theses. All prints older than 1910 can be ordered via EOD.


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