Researches, studies and describes the close surroundings. Local history is the knowledge of the history and present of a specific region.

Vlasta Stavbar, Ph.D., Head of the Department
Phone: (02) 25 07 434

Nino Flisar
Phone: (02) 25 07 433

Dejan Kac
Phone: (02) 25 07 437


Mon., Tue., Wed.., Thur. from 8.00 to 17.00
Fri., from 8.00 to 17.00
Every first Saturday from 9.00 to 13.00

Gabrijela Kolbič
Phone: (02) 25 07 450

Valerija Stopar
Phone: (02) 25 07 436

Karmen Salmič Kovačič, Ph.
Phone: (02) 25 07 472

Manuscript Collection presents:

Lese Manuscript picture 1
Lese Manuscript picture 2
Lese Manuscript picture 3
Lese Manuscript picture 4
Lese Manuscript picture 5

Leški rokopis/Leše Manuscript(Ms 115)

Neuer Saltzburger Schreib-Calender auf das Jahr 1733

Within 24 pages of printed calendar from 1733 there are 51 pages of Slovene texts and eight simultaneously printed graphics. Places mentioned in the texts and the language of the texts prove that the manuscript originates from the middle of the 18th century. It is written in the Bohorič alphabet and it consists of 77 pages.

The manuscript owner was Anton Godec from Limbuš and Janko Glazer was able to acquire it for our library in 1929.



  • locally and city oriented – “Mariborensia”;
  • sub-regionally – it covers the wider Maribor surrounding and the suburbs;
  • regionally – it covers the region – NE Slovenia or the historic Styria land;
  • nationally – it represents important cultural heritage on the national level. 


  • rich local history collection of all sorts of library materials, which are being systematically, continuously acquired, processed and kept since 1903 and which are still acquired in the same way today;
  • analytical processing of articles from newspaper, books of proceedings and monographs; i.e. 794.000 local history records for Maribor and the historic Styria land from 1850 until today, which are accessible in the card catalogues and in OPAC;
  • on the basis of the local history records and the corresponding local history materials the collection enables research and scientific work for all users;
  • highly educated and qualified staff from different fields of knowledge,
  • many research papers, diplomas and theses were written with the help of the Local History Department and its staff;
  • promotion of the local history materials through the scientific and research work of the staff (publications of scientific articles, publications with local history themes (like Osebnosti), exhibitions, catalogues… 
  • local history materials that need to be digitised.