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Our Reading Rooms at a Glance
The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek offers six reading rooms in which you can work and use the comprehensive reference libraries directly.
The General Reading Room has more than 500 seats and is open from Monday to Sunday.
In the Periodicals Reading Room the latest issues of 18,500 scholarly and scientific journals are available.
Manuscripts, modern papers, early and rare printed books can only be consulted in the Reading Room of the Department of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books.
There are separate reading rooms also for the subject areas of music and maps and pictures. The East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room combines the subject areas Eastern Europe, Orient and Eastern Asia.