Manuscripts and Rare Books

Department head:  Dr. Claudia Fabian
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2255
Deputy department head:
Dr. Wolfgang-Valentin Ikas
Secretariat:
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2256 oder -2005
Fax:  +49 89 28638-2266
Online inquiry service

An overview of the department

The Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books administrates the most valuable historical holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, which are continuously expanded by further purchases. The treasures of this department secure a place among the world's top libraries for the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Such a position implicates special responsibilities concerning both the cataloguing of the precious sources and making them accessible to international research and the public. The department is also in charge of the collection of printed maps (from the year 1500 to the present), atlases and cartographic writings and an image archive comprising over two million units.

Organisation structure

Evangelistary from Altomuenster | © BSB/ Clm 2938
Evangelistary from Altomuenster | © BSB/ Clm 2938
Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei, 1541 | © BSB/ Hbks/E 1 kd
Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei, 1541 | © BSB/ Hbks/E 1 kd

Divisions

The department is divided into five divisions:

Manuscripts and User Services

Dr. Wolfgang-Valentin Ikas
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2265
Contact User Services, Manuscript Reading Room

Manuscript Cataloguing Center

Dr. Carolin Schreiber
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2259
Contact Manuscripts  

Literary Archives and Autographs

Dr. Ingrid Rückert
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2337/-2256
Contact Modern Papers

Early and Rare Printed Books

Dr. Claudia Bubenik
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2261
Contact Early and Rare Printed Books

Maps and Images

Dr. Cornelia Jahn
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2287
Contact Map Collection and Image Archive

 

Areas of responsibility

Loans
Hanne Schweiger
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2258
Contact loans and open-shelf library

Collection of artists' and painters' books, fine press books
Dr. Béatrice Hernad
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2260
Contact artists' and painters' books

Printed books published in German-speaking countries in the 16th century (VD 16)
Dr. Ulrike Bayer
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2345 

German ISTC
Gertrud Friedl
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2638

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