Use and service

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

Monday – Friday09:00 – 17:00 Uhr

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Image portalstern Photo Archive
Overview of the reading roomReading Room for Music, Maps and Images

Using media in the reading room – Ordering reproductions

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.

Ordering reproductions

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:

Booking a working place

Seal of quality "Certified Licensor" of the Bundesverband Professioneller Bildanbieter

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.

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