Institute Library

The library of the Institute for Palatinate History and Folklore comprises over 20,000 monographs, anthologies, and periodicals on the history of the Palatinate, its culture, genealogy, as well as scholarly works and journals extending beyond Palatinate regional studies, including source collections. The library is freely accessible during opening hours or by prior arrangement and appointment (see box). As the titles are reference materials, they can only be used on-site and cannot be borrowed.

If you wish to research our collection, you can do so through our online library catalog (

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Your Visit to Us

Ordering Holdings

Even during regular opening hours, it is advisable to pre-order the works you desire via email. We can then prepare the holdings for your visit. Please search in our digital library catalog and email us. Let us know when you plan to visit the institute library and which holdings you are interested in. Please provide authors, titles, and, most importantly, the works' signatures. You can find this information in our catalog.

Scan/Digital Copy

Subject to copyright, it is possible to create digital copies of parts of our holdings. You can use your private equipment (e.g., a digital camera or smartphone) or utilize our scanner. Please note that the scans cannot be sent over the internet, and you must save your digital copies on a USB stick brought by you. You cannot make paper copies on-site!

For visitors to the institute library, the current usage regulations apply.