Gotha Research Library

Library for the Cultural and Intellectual History of the Modern Era

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New infection protection concept of the Gotha Research Library since 4 October 2021

From 4 October 2021, the new infection protection concept of the Gotha Research Library will apply, which provides for the following regulations for visitor traffic:

The lending desk and the reading area with the reference collection are open Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm.

The special reading room in the castle is open Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm and the special reading room Perthes-Forum 9 am - 3 pm.

A maximum of 12 users can be present in the Gotha Research Library. In the special reading rooms in the castle and in the Perthes Forum, a maximum of 4 users in the castle and a maximum of 4 users in the Perthes Forum can work at the same time after written or telephone registration at least two working days before the visit. If necessary, time slots will be allocated.

The workstations with devices (multifunctional device, microform scanner, scanner) can be used in self-service. This also applies to the terminals, which can be used for research purposes.

Access to the library is only permitted with a qualified mask.

If you have any questions, we will be happy to help you by telephone on +49 (0) 361 737-5540 or by e-mail to bibliothek.gotha@uni-erfurt.de.

Infection protection concept

Current: Guided tours of the Gotha Research Library

Due to the extensive preparations for the construction measures at Friedenstein Palace, the Gotha Research Library is unfortunately unable to offer public tours of its display rooms until further notice.
The Perthes Collection is also unfortunately unable to offer public tours at present.

We are constantly re-evaluating the situation in accordance with the applicable regulations of the State of Thuringia and regulations of the University of Erfurt and will inform you here of any new developments.

We ask for your understanding.

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[Translate to English:] Luther als Mönch
Research on the Reformation in Gotha Study Center for Protestantism
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Library Tower – Tower of the Library Gotha History of the Library
Orientalia
Gotha, Europe and the Orient Cultures of Knowledge and Manuscripts

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