Facts and Figures 2022


Media holdings (including digital media)37,163,000
Total holdings (volumes)11,242,000
Addition to collection (number of volumes)123,000
Current periodicals (print and electronic)53,400
Historical prints  (1501 – 1800)920,000
Artists' books22,700
Image Archive (incl. stern Photo Archive19,389,000
Restorations of the patrimony247
Data volume of digitized objects (terabyte)922
Digitized titles3,279,000
Digitized images397,294,000
Downloads of digitized titles663,000
Total expenditure (Euro)57.902.000
Expenditure for media acquisition (Euro)10.789.000
Thereof third-party funds for media acquisition (Euro)1.980.000
Acquisition of third-party funds for one-year and multi-year projects (Euro)1.264.000
Current third-party-funded projects32
Active users72,700
Loan orders801,000
Document delivery orders134,000
Hours of opening per week112
Reader desks820
Visits to reading rooms310,000
Information inquiries89,400
Website page views584,800,000
Accesses to online catalogue7,465,000
Exhibitions, events29
User trainings, guided library tours145
Full-time equivalents (staff)614
Members of staff (incl. project staff)892
Total women's quota in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the regional State Libraries57%
Women's quota in executive positions38%