The University Library supports primarily students and staff of the Bauhaus University with literature and information service according to the study and research needs of its four faculties Architecture and Urbanism, Civil Engineering, Design and Media. In addition to the book collection, there is a special focus on digital media like e-books, e-journals and databases. Furthermore, the library contains historical collections, special collections and donations.

Historical collection

The main part of the historical collection are books and journals from the predecessor institutions of the Bauhaus University since 1860. These collections are listed in our Library catalogue (OPAC). The books are indexed by the inventory stamps of the different institutions and can be searched by provenance. With support of the Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), parts of these old collections have been digitized and are now accessible through the project site as well as through the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek.

Special collection

Bauhaus Literature
artist’s books (Künstlerbücher)
TGL and Baukataloge of the GDR


Schenkung Selle (2014)
Schenkung Noack (2014)
Schenkung Bächer (2012)
Schenkung Böhm (2011)
Schenkung Bachstein (2009/2010)
Schenkung Staats (2009)
Schenkung Schattner (2007)
Sammlung Conrads (2000)
Schenkung Mammel (1993)
Thank you very much to all donators and supporters of the University Library Weimar.

Information on the library collections in English language you can also find in the information sheet General Information (PDF-document)