The Humanist Library of Sélestat (Bas-Rhin) brings together the collections of the town's parish library. And those of the personal library of the Alsatian humanist Beatus Rhenanus (16th century), who donated them to his native town. It is housed in the town's former corn exchange, built in 1845.
Discover the treasures of the Renaissance in a museum in the heart of Alsace! The Humanist Library offers you a visit among unique medieval and printed manuscripts from the 16th and 17th centuries. In a building designed by the architect Rudy Ricciotti, your tour will be punctuated by modern and innovative devices at the service of books and art objects.
The interactive devices proposed throughout the visit allow everyone to enter the heart of the books and understand the richness of Rhenish humanism. Spend an unforgettable moment in this heritage facility ideally located at the crossroads of Alsace's tourist routes.
Mai – septembre / décembre : Mardi à dimanche, 10h - 12h30 / 13h30 - 18h
Les 24 et 31 décembre : fermeture à 16h
Février - avril / octobre – novembre : Mardi à dimanche, 13h30 - 17h30
Dernière admission 30 min. avant la fermeture.
Fermeture annuelle : les lundis et du 1er au 31 janvier, le 1er mai, les 25 - 26 décembre
Public priceAdult : €6.00
Kid : €4.00
Price with the passAdult : Free
Kid : Free
Presentation of an original work: the Divine Comedy
6 March 2024 16:30
Come and discover and admire at close quarters a work that has been exceptionally brought out of the treasury in the Humanist Library's reading room. During this special event, a cultural mediator will share with you the history, content and origins of this work, and sometimes also the questions it may raise.
1 place Dr Maurice Kubler
Graine d'archi workshop
25 April 2024 14:30
Discover the secrets of Gothic art during a visit to Saint-Georges church. Fill in your architect's notebook with a pen and you'll become a real architect of the Middle Ages.
As part of the "Métamorphose(s)" exhibition at the Humanist Library.
Organised with the Ville d'art et d'histoire department.
1 place Dr Maurice Kubler
03 88 58 07 31
- Physical disability
The entire Humanist Library is accessible to people with reduced mobility. The site is equipped with a lift.
- Accepted animals
From the north: from Strasbourg, motorway A35 towards Colmar for 50 km. Exit n°16 Sélestat centre - ZI Nord
From the south: from Mulhouse, A35 motorway to Colmar, then RN 83 for 22 km. Exit n°18 - Sélestat Centre
From the west: from Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines by RN 59, 22 km
From the east: from Marckolsheim/le Rhin by D 424, 14 km
The Humanist Library is located in the centre of Sélestat, close to the St-Georges church.
There is a regular rail link to Sélestat (Strasbourg-Sélestat-Colmar-Mulhouse line). Sélestat station is served by the TGV Est, with one return trip per day. From the station, it is a 10-minute walk to the city centre to reach the museum.