In the course of the Bavaria-wide loosening of the measures taken due to the corona pandemic, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, which had to be closed completely on 17 March, has been re-opened and taken up its services again step by step. Since 25 May, the library has now been offering the majority of its services again.

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On 25 May 2020, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek reopens its successful photography exhibition "MUNICH. LOOK here!" for the public. Visitors can then view the 270 exhibits from the historical image archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek with certain limitations – up to and including 31 July 2020 at that.

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In the light of the current situation, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is directing its focus more strongly at its digital contents and optimizes its services for users. These services range from a simplified registration process to virtual exhibitions.

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Press information

Press contact

We will be pleased to answer your questions, provide you with information material or organise appointments for interviews or visits to our premises.

Peter Schnitzlein
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2429
Fax:  +49 89 28638-2116

Ulrike Rehusch
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2057
Fax:  +49 89 28638-2116

Irma Bachhammer
Phone:  +49 89 28638-2024
Fax:  +49 89 28638-2116
(Press office cultural portal bavarikon)
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Press and Public Relations Division
Ludwigstraße 16
80539 Munich

Photo shootings, film and TV recordings

In case you wish to use the library's holdings (manuscripts, books or journals, for example) or the library's premises for photo shootings, film and TV recordings, we will establish contact with the right persons.

Please note that any recordings which are not connected to reporting about the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek are subject to prior approval and possibly a charge.

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