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.
 
 
Cupola reading room in the northern courtyard, 1897
Cabinet Exhibition

1 April – 18 September 2015
The cabinet exhibition in front of the Reading Room Music, Maps and Images introduces plans, projects and perspectives concerning the building of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, which were abandoned or not realized as originally planned. You are cordially invited to try out the thought experiment of the imagined buildings, wondering: "What if...?"
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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.
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Bibliotheksforum Bayern – Detail from cover of issue 1, 2015
Publications

The issue no. 1, 2015 of the journal "Bibliotheksforum Bayern" is available online as of now. One main focus of the current issue is on the topic of "libraries and adult education centres".
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Bibliotheksmagazin, detail of the cover of issue 1 | 2015
Publications

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.
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