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Registration and borrowing

All parts of the Perthes Collection, including the Henze Library, are reference holdings of the Gotha Research Library. Their use is subject to specific Terms and Conditions  (PDF). If you wish to carry out research and reserve holdings, please first consult the section entitled Accessing the holdings.

Following registration, the holdings may be used  in the special reading room during the opening hours of the Research Library, provided their state of preservation so permits. Borrowing the holdings for use elsewhere is not permitted. Holdings that can be reserved online are made available within two days. The use of maps is by appointment in Perthes forum, Justus-Perthes-Straße 5, 99867 Gotha, possible.

Please direct your enquiries about guided tours or usage to the following e-mail address:

Contact us

Dr. Petra Weigel
Curator of the Perthes Collection
(Gotha Research Library)
Gotha Research Library (Gotha, Schlossplatz 1)
Office hours
by arrangement
Dipl.-Bib. Nancy Kandetzki
Mitarbeiterin Lesesaal Sammlung Perthes / Allgemeine Information
(Gotha Perthes Collection)
Library Director
(Gotha Research Library)
Forschungsbibliothek Gotha (Gotha, Schlossplatz 1)
Office hours
on appointment
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The special reading room in which the holdings of the Perthes Collection can be viewed is located in the Gotha Research Library.

Postal address:
Gotha Research Library
Schloss Friedenstein
99867 Gotha

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