The Diocesan Theological Library in Maribor (Theological Library Maribor for short) is a branch of the Faculty of Theology Library in Ljubljana. It was founded the same year as the diocese – in 1859. Theological books comprise 70 per cent of its collection, the rest cover the fields of philosophy, psychology, sociology, pedagogy, history, art, and literature. It also preserves and maintains important manuscripts, rarities, and collections, such as Drobtinice, whose founder was Anton Martin Slomšek, the 1480 Biblia Sacra, Pastima, one of the first higher education textbooks in Slovenian, and one of the library’s most valuable collections, Patrologia Migne. It manages a Biblical collection, which holds archaeological finds from Jerusalem and its surrounding area, dating from the 8th century BC to the 3rd century AD.