Stift Melk. Stiftsbibliothek - HMML Repository

Stift Melk. Stiftsbibliothek

This Benedictine abbey, founded in 976, possesses a large manuscript collection which has fortunately survived three fires (1297, 1682, 1738). A monastic school flourished at Melk as early as the 12th c., and during the 15th and 16th c. the Abbey was a branch of the University of Vienna. HMML filmed 1108 manuscripts dating from the 9th to the 17th c. (and a few from the 18th c.) at Melk.


  • Collection

  • Country

    Austria
  • City

    Melk
  • Repository

    Stift Melk. Stiftsbibliothek
  • Project Codes

    Main Series
  • Project Numbers

    1121-2225
  • Type

    Microform
  • Microfilm Reels

    1105
  • Date Preserved

    1965
  • Languages

    Latin; German; Czech; Greek
  • Reproduction Notes

    Some pages or decoration filmed also in color
  • Bibliography

    Christine Glassner, Inventar der Handschriften des Benediktinerstiftes Melk, part 1 (2000).

    Christine Glassner, Katalog der deutschen Handschriften des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts des Benediktinerstiftes Melk (2016).

    Vinzenz Staufer, Catalogus codicum manu scriptorum, qui in bibliotheca monasterii Mellicensis O.S.B. servantur, 3 volumes (1 printed, 2 handwritten, 1889).

  • Reading Room Collections

  • Uncataloged Collections