The Bamberg State Library has two exhibition rooms with the Sterngewölbe and the Scagliolasaal, which host one to two special exhibitions each year. We show manuscripts, book illuminations, autographs, old prints, graphic prints, drawings, photos, posters, or artist books from our own collections.
An overview of recent special exhibitions can be found in the exhibition archive. Detailed information on the contents of individual exhibitions can be found under each respective entry.
A selection of the following exhibition catalogues, which are now out-of-print, either can be purchased near the reference desk in the library or can be found in our reading room for browsing.
For external exhibitions, we may be able to loan items from our collections, provided they are viable for transport and viewing. Loans from the Bamberg State Library are constantly on display at museums and libraries in Germany and abroad in various special exhibitions. Inquiries should be sent in writing directly to our directorate at least three months before the start of the exhibition.