"A visit to ..." – the BSB interview

What is “A visit to ...”?

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is not only one of the largest scholarly information centers in Germany. Its specialist departments and fields of collection emphasis with unique holdings also make the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek one of the most important universal libraries of the world. We would like to give you an idea of this enormous variety in our interview series. Join us online: In every instalment, we conduct an interview with our experts on site. They tell us everything worth knowing from their field of specialisation, the history of our collections, today’s tasks, the current developments, the possibilities of use. And you can have your say as well: In our chat, you can ask our experts all the questions about what you always wanted to know about the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

We are looking forward to your visit – interactive, online and at first hand.

Who is behind “A visit to...”?

Our interview series is conducted by Dr. Günter Bielemeier. He uses his long-term professional experience as a radio editor to tease intriguing background information from his interviewees. Pushing his own expert knowledge on librarianship to the back seat, he puts himself in the position of our viewers. This allows him to ask questions that are interesting for all participants, no matter whether they are specialists or newcomers to the library. He now stands or sits in front of the rolling camera for the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and speaks to our experts about their manifold fields of specialisation and responsibilities in an informal atmosphere. He is supported by Anna Haas and Marco Becker behind the scenes.

Who have we already visited?

How can I participate?

For participating you need:

  • PC or mobile device with Internet access
  • Headset/earphones or speakers
  • Conference software "Zoom": the download of the free-of-charge software is started by clicking on the access link

No prior registration required. Simply click on the access link of the event of your choice on the scheduled date.
The links can be found on the description page in question.

Up to one hundred persons can take part in the events in each case. Accordingly, in case you cannot access the meeting room, the maximum number of participants has already been reached.

Where can I find information on data protection?

The interview series is held with the aid of the conference software "Zoom". By taking part in an event, you declare your approval of the associated data-protection regulations. Please note that you can log into the meeting room with a name of your choice. This name will be visible to other participants.

The data-protection regulations (in German) can be found at:

Do you have any questions?

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions:


Picture credits
Dr. Markus Brantl | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz  –  Peter Schnitzlein | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz  –  Dr. Cornelia Jahn | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz  –  Stacks | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz  –  Ute Palmer | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz  –  Prof. Bettina Wagner | © Claudia Göpperl  –  Dr. Berthold Gillitzer | © Photo: private  –  Dr. Noaka Werr | © Division of Archivistics and Librarianship  –  Dr. Claudia Fabian | © BSB/Ch.-A. Gramann  –  Dr. Sabine Kurth | © BSB/M. Fein  –  Dr. Gudrun Wirtz | © BSB/Min-an Wu