NUK Manuscript Collection and Early Printed Collection


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Rokopisna zbirka in zbirka redkih tiskov NUK
Turjaška 1, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 200 1188
Fax386 (0) 1 425 7293
Managed byNational and University Library (NUK)
Marijan Rupert, Head
Phone386 (0) 1 200 1133

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The Manuscript Collection and Early Printed Collection within the National and University Library (NUK) functions as the national literary archival department with the most extensive collection in this field in Slovenia. It collects and preserves the primary national collection of manuscript materials, incunabula, and rare prints, as well as provides information, educational activities and prepares exhibitions.


The collection of medieval manuscripts comprises 122 items, the most valuable among which are: Augustinus: De civitate Dei (1347), the finest illuminated Slovene medieval codex, and the Stična Manuscript (1428), a Slovene medieval texts of immense cultural importance. The Early Printed Collection consists of early examples of printed books and other rare prints, such as 16th-century Protestant books and rare copies of old Slovenian texts. The collection also holds early modern manuscripts, private papers, autographs and manuscript legacies of renowned Slovene authors from classics like France Prešeren and Ivan Cankar to contemporary authors such as Vitomil Zupan, Janez Menart, and Ivan Volarič Feo.


Information on the manuscript collection is available in the NUK manuscript card catalogue, the printed edition of the manuscript collection catalogue, or in the online NUK manuscript lists. Some of the national manuscript collection material is also available on - Digital Library of Slovenia. The visit to the reading room is limited to the members of the National and University Library.

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