The collections at ULB Darmstadt include significant works from all over the world and from different centuries: - Manuscripts from the Middle Ages and early modern times - Incunabula | Historical prints - Estates and correspondence by leading regional figures - Map and graphics collections – (views, portraits, posters) - Music collection with the focus on 18th and 19th century compositions - Theatre collection with items from the former Court and State Theatre Darmstadt

Historically grown

The Darmstadt collections are the legacy of the former court library. A passion for collecting and the various interests of the Darmstadt landgraves and grand dukes led to regional and international growth in historical holdings such as manuscripts and incunabula, maps and portraits, and the music collection. The theatre collection became part of what was then the state library in 1938.