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Plaza – Aufenthalts- und Pausenbereich im Erdgeschoss | © BSB/T. Dimitriadis

As of 5 October 2020, the Plaza will be reopened as a lounge area for reading and taking a break. Access is granted to users holding a valid reservation for the General Reading Room, the Periodicals Reading Room or any one of the research reading rooms for the day in question.

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Webinare | © BSB/M. McKee

The course calendar of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek continues to be well-filled: No matter whether you are interested in an introduction to using the library, literature search for beginners and advanced users, correct citing and reference management, studies of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, history, Bavaria or researching your own family – up to the end of the year, there are events and courses on a great variety of topics online, in the form of webinars.

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Literaturportal Bayern auf Instagram | © BSB/Literaturportal Bayern

The Literaturportal Bayern, an online platform for literature hosted by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, has given the interested public an understanding of the literature country Bavaria for seven years now. We are opening up also for a younger target group now by processing articles of the literature portal dynamically for Instagram.

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Gebetbuch Kaiser Maximilians I. mit Zeichnungen Albrecht Dürers. Oratio ad suu[m] proprium angelu[m]. 1513 | © BSB/L.impr.membr. 64

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB) preserves an extensive collection of most valuable manuscripts and printed works. A selection of 400 important works, which form part of the unique written cultural heritage of Bavaria, has now been made available online at the cultural portal bavarikon. The access to the cultural treasures has been designed to be particularly user-friendly for laypersons, giving an insight into the collection without requiring any prior knowledge. A large part of the manuscripts and printed books in addition has extensive descriptions in German and in English.

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© HVB Stiftung Geldscheinsammlung/bavarikon

The new virtual exhibition at the cultural portal bavarikon illustrates how a piece of paper became one of the most important means of payment. Exhibits from five centuries give an introduction to the history of paper money. The exhibition informs about the function, production and design of paper money in the course of time.

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