Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Bavarian State Library

The library will be closed from 3 to 6 April 2015 (Good Friday to Easter Monday).

The order function in the OPACplus will be deactivated temporarily due to operational reasons from 5 to 6 April 2015 (4 PM) (searches are possible). The online registration will not be available from 31 March to 7 April 2015.
Cecilia Bartoli and Andrea Bocelli | Image source/ Copyright: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek / Image archive
Digital Media

In the database of the image archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek more than 140,000 images and views can be researched and ordered. The new version launched a short while ago presents a new user interface design and enhanced search options.

Image source and copyright: Harmattan
Digital Media

French-language e-books from the publishing house Harmattan are available to the users of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek since 2014. The titles run the gamut of all areas of cultural studies. Current new publications will be added continually.

Jean Paul app, icon
Mobile App

Jean Paul is omnipresent also in the second year after the great jubilee. On the occasion of his 252nd birthday on 21 March, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek honours the Upper Franconian poet Johann Paul Friedrich Richter (1763-1825), known as Jean Paul, with a film complementing a mobile application for tablets and smart phones.

Amulet roll, detail
Oriental Collection

An outstanding piece has been complementing the extensive collection of early oriental prints of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek as of late. It is a very well-preserved amulet roll that was presumably worn by a soldier.

Bibliotheksmagazin, detail of the cover of issue 1 | 2015

In cooperation with the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage) the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek publishes the Bibliotheksmagazin for the interested public three times per year. It features interesting reports and news from the exciting world of the two large German universal libraries.

Detail of the exhibition poster
Small Cabinet Exhibition

9 February – 17 April 2015
From the series "kOSTproben"
In the entrance area of the East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room, a small cabinet exhibition has been organised on the topic of "Dervishes and dervish orders in the late Ottoman empire", forming part of the series "kOSTproben" (samples from the east). It casts a light on the mystical movement in the late Ottoman empire, dervishes, dervish orders and dervish convents.

Dr. Klaus Ceynowa

The Bavarian State Government has taken the following personnel decision at their cabinet meeting of 24 February 2015: The hitherto Vice Director General of the State Library, Dr. Klaus Ceynowa, will be appointed Director General of the State Library effective from 1 April 2015. Dr. Rolf Griebel, the previous Director General of the State Library, retired at the end of December 2014.

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