Use and service
The collections of the stern Photo Archive are particularly worthy of protection and may therefore be used exclusively in the Reading Room for Music/Maps/Images.
For reproductions, these images can be made available in high-resolution quality under the conditions of use of the Image Archive. Also new digital copies can be produced. The use of the images is subject to authorisation and usually subject to a fee.
Please direct your request to:
Ordering items for viewing in the reading room
The collections can be viewed exclusively in the library, in the Reading Room for Music/Maps/Images (1st floor).
In this case, please contact:
Prior reservation of a working place is required for every visit to the reading room.
The Image Archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek received the seal of quality "Certified Licensor" of the Federal Association of Professional Image Providers (Bundesverband Professioneller Bildanbieter; BVPA) at the beginning of the year 2020. This means that the Image Archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, with its collection now grown to 17 million images, has become a member of the circle of big picture agencies, such as mauritius images or bpk.
The certificate indicates to customers that the provider has sound legal knowledge and that their requests will be handled swiftly and at a high quality level.