Autograph Books (also Friendship Books)


The Kalliope-Verbunddatenbank, the information system for bequests and autographs in libraries, archives and museums, which is operated by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz (State Library of Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage), lists all the family registers in the SLUB's holdings. To a large extent, individual family book entries and family book pages are also recorded here.

The Repertorium Alborum Amicorum (RAA) also lists the majority of the family books in the SLUB's holdings. The RAA is the international index of genealogical books and genealogical book fragments in public and private collections and thus the largest database dedicated to the verification of genealogical books and genealogical book entries. It has been operated at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg since 1998.


You can order genealogical books on site in the Collections Reading Room, in writing via our contact form or by telephone on 0351 4677-797.

A written or telephone reservation is required at least one day before the date of use. You also need a valid SLUB user card . The family books are provided exclusively for reference use in the Collections reading room. Subject to their state of preservation, the desired materials will be at your disposal for 5 working days on the agreed date or approx. 4 hours after handing in the loan slips.