Antiqua (16th century) Collection The Antiqua Collection contains the foreign language books printed outside Hungary between 1501 and 1600. The collection consists of 10.352 prints in 7.503 volumes written mainly in Latin, German and Ancient Greek. The difference between the number of prints and that of the volumes comes from the custom of former possessors that they bound together some of their thematically connected books.
Incunables The third most significant incunable collection of the country consists of 1205 titles in 1051 volumes. The book that is proven to be part of the collection of the University Library for the longest time is Epistolae ad familiares by Cicero (printed in Venice in 1487, inv. no. Inc.256), and presumably it got into the library between 1586 and 1589 in Znióváralja. The first catalogue extant from 1631 already lists a number of incunables, which could be purchased for educational purposes.
Codices The codex collection of the library consists of 185 codices, of which there are 137 Latin, 7 Arabic, 2 Turkish, 2 Ethiopian, 2 Persian, 13 Slavic, 6 German, 4 Greek, 4 Italian and 8 Hungarian codices. 14 of the codices are considered to be Corvinas (books from the famous 15th century library of King Mathias), and were donated to the library by Sultan II. Abdülhamid in 1877.