Medieval manuscripts in Dutch Collections
Medieval manuscripts in Dutch Collections

Universiteitsbibliotheek Groningen (UBG)

c. 120
Broerstraat 4
9712 CP Groningen
Phone: +31 (0)50 363 5064
Fax: +31 (0)50 363 4996

P.O. Box 559
9700 AN Groningen
The Netherlands
Visiting hours:
Monday through Friday: 09.00 - 17.30
Universiteitsbibliotheek Groningen
Special collections
How to reach us?

See information on the website

Number of manuscripts in the collection(s)

C. 1,000 manuscripts, including c. 120 medieval ones



Printed catalogues

H. Brugmans, Catalogus codicum manu scriptorum universitatis Groninganae Bibliothecae. Groningen 1898 (repr.: Hildesheim etc. 1984).

Contact person

Gerda C. Huisman, Curator of Special Collections

Procedure for ordering manuscripts (e.g. one day in advance? Via e-mail? Etc.)

It is advised to check the availability of manuscripts beforehand. Consultation of medieval manuscripts needs prior permission of the curator. Please contact the curator.

Accessibility and use of substitutes and facsimiles of texts and images

The originals of manuscripts which have been digitally reproduced and manuscripts which are in a fragile condition may be consulted in exceptional cases only. Please contact the curator.

Procedure for ordering reproductions

Please address requests to

May readers bring a camera?

Photographing is allowed only with the curator’s prior permission.

May readers bring a lap top? Are electrical outlets available in the manuscript reading room?

Laptops are allowed in the reading room.

List of various collections within one institution (plus information about the indexing)?

General collection; Mss Addenda; Backer; Kerkelijke Bibliotheek; Museum van Oudheden; Provinciale Bibliotheek; Societas pro excolendo jure patrio (SPEIP).

General literature about the history of the collection(s) and the holding institution

  • A.G. Roos, Geschiedenis van de bibliotheek der Rijksuniversiteit te Groningen. Groningen, 1914.
  • De wereld aan boeken. Een keuze uit de collectie van de Groningse Universiteitsbibliotheek tentoongesteld ter gelegenheid van de opening van het nieuwe bibliotheekgebouw. Groningen, 1987.
  • W.R.H. Koops, J. Kingma, G.C. Huisman  (eds.), Universiteitsbibliotheek Groningen 1615-1990. Groningen, 1990.
  • J.J.M. Hermans, G.C. Huisman (eds.), Aan de ketting. Boek en bibliotheek in Groningentot 1669. Groningen, 1996.
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