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The fifth expansion of the German National Library in Leipzig is getting closer / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa/Archivbild

Competition launched to extend the National Library

The fifth extension to the German National Library in Leipzig is getting closer. As part of an architectural competition, 20 pre-selected participants from all over Europe have been invited to submit their designs and models for a fifth extension. This was announced by the director of Germany's larg ..

The new "German National Library" (DNB) lettering shines on a 55-meter-high building of the former German Library / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

German National Library becomes free from the age of 16

Young people aged 16 and over can now use the German National Library's reading rooms in Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main free of charge. Lowering the age limit from 18 to 16 is intended to promote freedom of information and freedom of expression, among other things, the library announced on Wednesday. ..

View of the St. Mariental monastery in Ostritz / Photo: Pawel Sosnowski/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Saxony purchases library from St. Marienthal monastery

The St. Marienthal Psalter is considered the most important work from the library of the monastery of the same name and dates back to the first quarter of the 13th century. Now the bibliophile holdings from St. Marienthal have a new owner.