Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Bavarian State Library
Graduation ceremony (image detail)
Professional Training

Having mastered their qualification exam, 16 trainees of the fourth qualification level have finished their two-year professional training course at the Library Academy of Bavaria with the presentation of their diplomas by Dr. Hilpert on 30 September 2015.

Inventories of personal papers online
Digital Media

After several years' project runtime, the inventories of almost 500 collections of personal papers have been made available online. All registers of personal papers which have been catalogued comprehensively or have at least been roughly ordered, are available for download in the form of PDF files or can be browsed in the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

Bibliotheksforum Bayern, cover image of the current issue

In the current issue of the journal Bibliotheksforum Bayern, two articles in the section "intercultural library work" are dedicated to the library services for refugees: "Empathy – library services for refugees" and "The 'Asylothek' – a social necessity: The library for refugees in Nuremberg".

Dr. Dorothea Sommer | © BSB / H.-R. Schulz
Press Release

Dr. Dorothea Sommer, hitherto Director of the University and Regional Library of Saxony-Anhalt, has been Vice Director General of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek since 1 September.

The new app: First editions of German classics
Mobile App

With this app, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek makes more than 30 German-language first editions from its extensive collections available in digital form. We invite you to discover some masterpieces of German literature on your smart phone or tablet, in a form you have not known so far.

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Literature Search

As of August 2015, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek makes available an "OPACplus Volltexte beta" catalogue in addition to the OPACplus within the framework of a test phase. In the beta version of the full text catalogue, more than 360,000 titles from the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek can be searched in full text mode. The titles are digitised books and periodicals, predominantly from the 19th century.

Western front, German soldier 1916 | Image rights: German Federal Archive (Bundesarchiv), image 183-R05148 / unknown / CC-BY-SA 3.0
Subject Portals

The "Thematic Library on the First World War and the November Revolution" is a new service offer by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek for research and education, providing combined search of and access to the library's world-war collection started in 1914 and its comprehensive holdings of research literature on the world war and the subsequent time of revolution.

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