More space for studies and scholarship. Staatsbibliothek inaugurates modern learning and working area with 130 workplaces

400 square metres, 130 new workplaces, modern design and high quality of stay: On 9 November 2018, at 11:00, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek inaugurates the new "Plaza" on the ground floor of the library building in Ludwigstrasse. The new space with a wide variety of workplace scenarios is the next step towards further improving services for the library users.

"Plaza" – The new space for learning and working on the ground floor | © BSB/ S. Gottstein

"Plaza" – The new space for learning and working on the ground floor | © BSB/ S. Gottstein

The "Plaza" offers open zones for group work, various individual workplaces for concentrated working and learning, so-called "carrels" for having an exchange in quieter surroundings and a lounge area for communication and recreation. The complete area of the "Plaza" is equipped with WLAN and fulfils the requirements of modern library design concepts.

Dr. Klaus Ceynowa, Director General of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: "In the digital age in particular, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is strongly sought after as a place for learning, working and communicating. This involves both concentrated individual work in our frequently overcrowded reading rooms and group work and professional exchange. Our new "Plaza" has been custom-tailored for the latter purpose in particular."

Dr. Dorothea Sommer, Deputy Director General: "The new user area is designed to offer the visitors of the Staatsbibliothek a further attractive place to stay, where they feel inspired and welcome."