Facts and Figures 2021


Media holdings (including digital media)36,794,000
Total holdings (volumes)11,119,000
Addition to collection (number of volumes)117,000
Current periodicals (print and electronic)53,700
Historical prints  (1501 – 1800)920,000
Artists' books22,500
Image Archive19,240,000
Data volume of digitized objects (terabyte)1,150
Digitized titles2,927,000
Annual downloads of digitized titles805,000
Restorations of the patrimony225
Total expenditure (Euro)57.955.000
Expenditure for media acquisition (Euro)11.619.000
Thereof third-party funds for media acquisition (Euro)2.390.000
Acquisition of third-party funds for one-year and multi-year projects (Euro)8.070.000
Current third-party-funded projects46
Full-time equivalents (staff)540
Members of staff (incl. project staff)787
Total women's quota in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek56%
Women's quota in executive positions36%
Active users67,900
Loan orders765,000
Document delivery orders155,000
Hours of opening per week84
Reader desks419
Visits to reading rooms135,000
Information inquiries96,900
Accesses to online catalogue8,128,000
Exhibitions, events23
User trainings, guided library tours117