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Salzburg Collection
University of Alberta, Bruce Peel Special Collections Library

Canon law; Ecclesiastical law; Constitutional law

The Salzburg Law Library was founded in 1560 under the official name of Biblioteca Archi-Episcopalis Presbyterorum et Alumnorum Collegii Salzburgensis. The collection of the Salzburg Law Library was purchased by the University of Alberta in the early 1960s.

The collection covers all aspects of law and the different fields of jurisprudence - civil, canon, criminal, constitutional and international law - as well as the history and philosophy of law. The collection includes material on legal terms and phrases; Bavarian legal handbooks; oaths (canon law, commentaries, Roman law); contracts (Roman law); wills (Roman law); and natural law. The strength of the collection is central European law, from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. The collection is not being developed further.

Multilingual, but primarily Latin.

2,768 monographs.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued on OPAC.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
"The Salzburg Collection". -- Square Old Yellow Books: aspects of the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library. -- (1993)