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 registration is required for every visit to the reading rooms.
Further information and registration for a reading room access authorisation

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

Monday – Friday09:00 – 17:00

Direct links

Ordering media for consultation in the reading roomOPACplus
Overview of the reading roomReading Room for Music, Maps and 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 (classification mark: 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 classification mark 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. The use of particularly valuable works which are kept in the vault is subject to prior approval.

Other reading rooms

Hand-drawn maps (classification mark: 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

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