BSB Reading Room Reservation


The app can be downloaded free of charge:
Apple iTunes Store
Google Play Store

Using the app BSB Reading Room Reservation is an easy and fast way for you to reserve your place in the General Reading Room of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

Function of the app

Select the date and time, the duration of the reservation and the desired desk. Up to five dates can be reserved in advance. When you enter the General Reading Room at the start of the reservation period in question, you will find a display with your personal check-in code at the reserved reading desk. In this way, you can check in on site, keep your work place blocked out for other users by using a break function, and you can check out again at any desired time.


  • Select date, time and duration of the reservation.
  • Select your preferred work place.
  • Up to 5 dates can be reserved in advance.
  • Make reservations up to 7 days in advance.
  • The app can be used for checking in and checking out.
  • Use the break function to keep up the reservation of your work place.


A valid reader pass of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is required for using the app.
The reader pass will be checked upon entry. Therefore, please have your reader pass at hand for presentation without further request.
Access cannot be granted without reader pass.

Please enable push messages and tracking of the location of your device, to be able to use location-dependent functions.

Further information

Alternative booking calendars

As an alternative, the respective booking calendar can be used for reserving a working place in the General Reading Room and in the other reading rooms.
Booking a working place in a reading room

  • It is not admissible to make multiple reservations for the same day.
  • When the reserved time slot has expired, you have to leave the reading room. It is not permitted to stay or move to other areas of the reading room, even if there are unoccupied reading desks there.

The app "BSB Reading Room Reservation" explained in a video
E-tutorial in German