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Department of Eastern Europe
 
The Department of Eastern Europe is the largest special department of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. We have a large area of activity: Eastern Europe also comprises East-Central and South-East Europe and, with Russia, it also extends far into Asia. The relevant collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, i. e. literature from and about Eastern Europe, amount to approximately one million volumes according to a current estimate.
 
The reference library of the Department of Eastern Europe is found in the  East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room.
 
On behalf and with the support of the  Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) the Department of Eastern Europe is responsible for the  Area of Collection Emphasis Eastern Europe.