Legal Sources and Literature
The Old Law Library, built up from the core of a Bergell aristocratic library, is a comprehensive collection of legal sources and legal literature from the period from the 16th to the middle of the 19th century. It contains German, Italian, Dutch, French, and Swiss literature from all fields of law along with relevant laws and commentaries. For example, its general works include: Bartholus, Baldus, Zasius, Carpzov, Grotius, Thomasius, Pufendorf, Wolff, Montesquieu and others.
One special new addition is a St. Galler library from A. Riklin with mainly legal policy documents on contemporary history of law from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The library inventory is continuously expanded. The inventories of the AJB can be accessed by Nebis. Catalogue is nearly complete.
Collection of Special Reproductions
The AJB possesses a rich collection of special reproductions covering a broad range of contributions to all fields of history of law. The collection reaches back to the 1920s, making normally nearly inaccessible literature available to the public.