Search and service


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As of 5 October 2020, the book collection and book return, the registration and the information services on the ground floor will be open up to 19:00 again. We are pleased that we can take a further step towards fulfilling your demands with this service enhancement.

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Plaza – Aufenthalts- und Pausenbereich im Erdgeschoss | © BSB/T. Dimitriadis

As of 5 October 2020, the Plaza will be reopened as a lounge area for reading and taking a break. Access is granted to users holding a valid reservation for the General Reading Room, the Periodicals Reading Room or any one of the research reading rooms for the day in question.

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Webinare | © BSB/M. McKee

The course calendar of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek continues to be well-filled: No matter whether you are interested in an introduction to using the library, literature search for beginners and advanced users, correct citing and reference management, studies of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, history, Bavaria or researching your own family – up to the end of the year, there are events and courses on a great variety of topics online, in the form of webinars.

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African American Newspapers | © Readex

The database "African American Newspapers" provides access to over 350 US newspapers and thereby unique records from the African-American history, culture and everyday life over one and a half centuries, from 1827 to 1998. Accordingly, it also constitutes source material for disciplines such as studies of culture, literature, social history, ethnology and others.

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Picture credits
Searching and finding | © Blend Images –  –  Registration, loan, order | © BSB/ H.-R. Schulz  –  Visits to the library | © BSB/ H.-R. Schulz  –  Courses, e-tutorials | © BSB/ H.-R. Schulz  –  Apps | © BSB  –  Questions and answers | © Monkey Business –