The History of the University Library of Salzburg

1619 Foundation of the University Library of Salzburg with the aid of the Chapter of Salzburg
1622 Foundation of the University of Salzburg
1649 Purchase of the ›Christoph-Besold-Library‹ and establishment of a library hall in the old study building
1793 The University Library moves to Hofstallgasse and holds about 12.000 books
1807 Growth of the university library due to the secularization of the prince-archbishopric, the university library absorbs the library of the archbishop
1810 Closure of the Benedictine University of Salzburg, its library survives as ›Lyzealbibliothek‹, later on named ›Studienbibliothek‹
1962 Reestablishment of the University of Salzburg, the ›Studienbibliothek‹ retransforms into ›University Library‹
1970s
1980s
Large-scale modifications of the library building, construction of a subterranean repository for the main library in the courtyard of the old library building
1986 Foundation of the Faculty Library of Natural Sciences
1989 Foundation of the Faculty Library of Social Sciences
1992 Foundation of the Faculty Library of Law (Toskanatrakt)
1993 Foundation of the Faculty Library of Law at Firmian-Salm-House
2011 Foundation of the Specialized Library UNIPARK
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