Premonstratensian Canons

Wilten Abbey Library

Innsbruck, Tyrol

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30 manuscripts

60,000 volumes

253 incunabula


The Wilten Abbey library serves as a scientific library, as a study library and for internal use. Collection areas: Tirolensia, Wiltinensia, Premonstratensia, theology, art and history.

From history

A monastery library is attested to the earliest time of the Premonstratensian Monastery of Wilten, confirmed by Pope Innocent II in 1138. In a deed of donation from 1140, the authenticity of which has not been confirmed, books are listed alongside liturgical implements.

Inventory history

Some handwritings and numerous incunabula are still available from the 14th and 15th centuries. There is also news about book borrowings and the names of some writers from the Wilten scriptorium.

Premonstratensian Canons of Wilten