There are more than 14,000 libraries in Germany. The State Library of Bamberg in Bavaria which is one of the oldest of the German libraries was founded in the year 1803. The Library has been housed since 1965 in the former royal ‘New Residence’ of the bishop of Bamberg. This is the first library where woodcut illustrated books written in the German language found place. Priority is given to humanities in the Bamberg State Library. 450,000 volumes of research material is stored in the form of manuscripts. Researches throng to the Bamgerg State Library to refer to these volumes and pursue their research work. (more…)