Current activities

Courses and webinars | © BSB/M. McKee

The new training program for the first half of 2024 is now available! Whether you are a curious beginner or an experienced researcher, we have the right course for you.

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East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz

After you have logged in on the web page of our booking system, you can now view and manage your bookings in a newly designed overview.

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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has successfully submitted three consecutive requests for the continuation of the funding line "Fachinformationsdienste für die Wissenschaft" ("Specialised Information Services for Research and Scholarship"; FID) by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The library receives funds in the amount of 8.6 million Euro for the years 2022 to 2024. They will serve for the further expansion of the Specialised Information Services for Classical Studies, Historical Studies and East, Central and Southeast European Studies.

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Willy Brandt with his son Lars in Algeria in April 1974. Brandt’s last journey abroad as Federal Chancellor, a few days before he stepped back | © BSB/Image Archive/Karsten de Riese

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has acquired the photo archive of Karsten de Riese, which includes around 390,000 images. With this important document of analogue photography in Germany in the second half of the 20th century, the library further expands its already extensive Image Archive, which is the largest of its kind held by any public-sector institution in Germany.

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View of an interior wall of the "Kanzleibau des Braunen Hauses" | © BSB

This year’s BKM special programme for the preservation of the written cultural heritage funds 78 projects. The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM, Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien) makes available around 2 million Euros for this purpose. Valuable and irreplaceable holdings are thus made accessible and are preserved for future generations.

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