Information for media representatives

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
Communications Department
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.

The library as a source collection

In case you require library materials (books, newspapers, manuscripts, etc.) for your research and you are not reporting about the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek itself, the employees in charge of the corresponding specialised departments and collections will be pleased to be of assistance.

Media distribution list

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General information

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Current press releases

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the National Library of Kosova "Pjetër Bogdani" signed a cooperation agreement today, on Friday, 28 October 2022, in the presence of the Bavarian State Minister for Sciences, Research and the Arts, Markus Blume, the Kosovar Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports, Hajrulla Ҫeku, and the Kosovar Consul General in Munich, Afrim Nura. The agreement envisages a closer cooperation of the two institutions in numerous fields of library activities.

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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has acquired the archive of the photographer Nikolai Molodovsky (1899 – 1986), which includes around 69,000 images. Nikolai Molodovsky documented everyday life in the Bavarian countryside during the time after the war, thereby creating impressive snapshots which frequently tell stories. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek further expands its important Image Archive – the largest of its kind held by any German public-sector institution – by this unique collection of materials from Bavaria.

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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has just provided online access to its 3-millionth digital copy. The library thus makes the majority of its copyright-free holdings and collections from many centuries available digitally to education, research and the broad public, with the greatest portion being retrievable at The number of three million digitized manuscripts, incunabula, rare printed works, books, newspaper issues, images and special materials corresponds to around 400 million image files, which are available online free of charge anywhere and at any given time. In terms of memory space for long-term archiving, this corresponds to over 1.1 petabytes.

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