Use and service

Using media in the reading room

Current note

Modified conditions of access to the reading rooms during the Corona pandemic

Please note:
The number of available working places has been reduced due to the currently mandatory hygiene and distancing rules.
Therefore, prior reservation of a working place is required for every visit to the reading rooms.
Further information on booking a working place in a reading room

Opening hours of the Reading Room for Music/Maps/Images

Monday – Friday09:00 – 17:00 Uhr

Direct links

Ordering media for consultation in the reading roomOPACplus
Overview of the reading roomReading Room for Music/Maps/Images

Reading Room for Music/Maps/Images – Map section

Reference library

The reference collection of the map department can be found in the Reading Room for Music/Maps/Images on the 1st floor (call number: Hbks), comprising 3,800 volumes shelved on the 2nd gallery. It contains the most important source works and reference works, manuals, atlases and bibliographies. Further volumes with the call number Hbks are kept in the stacks and need to be ordered first.

Ordering media for use in the reading room

Printed maps, atlases, globes and cartographic writings can be searched in the OPACplus/BSB catalogue and need to be ordered there.

Maps, atlases and globes can be used exclusively in the Reading Room for Music/Maps/Images.

Other reading rooms

Hand-drawn maps (call number: Cod.icon.) can be ordered and consulted exclusively in the Reading Room for Manuscripts and Rare Books. The consultation of volumes kept in the vault is subject to prior approval.

Loans for exhibitions