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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Literature on theory and history of Art – digitized

Within its Specialised Information Service for Art Heidelberg University Library holds an extensive collection of literature of the 16th through the early 20th century. Heidelberg University Library provides digital full-text versions of selected works from its historical collections and makes them available on the internet free of charge.

Digitisation Service “Wunschbuch Kunst”

If you miss an art-historical title in our digital collection our Service “Wunschbuch Kunst” (in German) welcomes your suggestion.

Current Projects

Further areas of digitization activities

The collection is recorded on our online catalogue HEIDI as well as on the online catalogue SWB (Union Catalogue of the South West German Library Consortium), ZDB (Zeitschriftendatenbank) and on There you can find digitized literature of the 20th century and electronic full-texts, too, made available through other national or international institutions.

For requests, suggestions and criticism please contact letter Dr. Maria Effinger

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