Manuscript Collection

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The manuscript collection holds the Slovenian written cultural heritage. The medieval collection comprises over 120 individual items, including the Stična manuscript, written in the Slovenian language, and a collection of fragments. The largest and most comprehensive is the collection of Latin manuscripts from the 9th to the end of the 15th century. Of great importance are also the medieval manuscripts from the collections of the Slavonic scholar Jernej Kopitar and Baron Žiga Zois, written in Cyrillic and Glagolitic script. In addition to bound manuscripts from the period of humanism, renaissance and baroque, the collection of modern manuscripts also includes manuscripts of Slovenian folk literature and publications with autographs. The majority of the collection consists of the legacies and archives of the Slovenian poets and writers, as well as linguists, translators, historians and other cultural creators.

  • collecting manuscripts and autograph publications,
  • supplementing reference literature in the field of manuscript material,
  • bibliographic processing of material,
  • scientific research and development work in connection with the Library's collection material,
  • providing bibliographic and professional information on the material.
Information and Responsibility:

Access to Material
Catalogue of Manuscripts (digitized material)

Marijan Rupert, MA (collection curator)
T: +386 1 2001 133

Samo Kristan
T: +386 1 2001 195

Marjeta Šušterčič
T: +386 1 2001 157

dr. Barbara Jesenovec
T:  +386 1 2001 226

dr. Cvetka Teja Koler Povh
T: +386 1 2001 226

Ordering material*
Reservation of seats in the Reading Room

*As Special Collections material is stored at different locations, a pre-order is necessary (material ordered by 11 am, will be available for viewing the next day).

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