Book delivery to your address
Books which were ordered for home loan to the local lending counter and are made available there for collection can also be sent by mail to our users' home addresses within Germany. This service will be offered in a manner adapted to our personnel capacities.
- After placing your loan request, you therefore have to also fill in the order form for book delivery to your address and send it to us.
- You can look up in your user account whether your request for book delivery has arrived and been processed.
The desired media are then listed among "Ausleihen" ("Loans") and no longer among "Bestellungen" ("Requests").
- In the case of interlibrary loans and reservations, please send us the order for book delivery only after receiving notification that the ordered items were delivered by interlibrary loan or the reserved media have been returned, and have now been made available for you for collection at the local loan service (Ortsleihe) – for home loan.
- Please note that you can use this service only on condition that you already have a reader pass or a twelve-digit user number of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.
Until further notice, also a purely electronic "preliminary simplified registration" has been put in place for this purpose.
Preliminary simplified registration
Information on data protection with respect to registration for use (in German) (PDF, 121 KB)
Contact Ortsleihe (Local Loan Service)
|Phone||+49 89 28638-2412|
|Online enquiry service||Online form|
Please fill in an extra form for each desired order (up to 6 media) and send us the form in question preferably as an e-mail attachment or by mail or facsimile.
Please do not forget to fill in your delivery address in the address field (top left) and to sign the form personally.
Form (in German) (PDF file, 212 KB)
Conditions of delivery (in German) (PDF file, 55 KB)
Fax +49 89 28638-2612
We will send books to your address (within Germany) temporarily free of charge. Up to 6 volumes can be requested per order.
Please note that the end of the loan period must be observed.
The book can be returned to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in person or sent back by mail.
You are liable for the possible loss or damage of the book starting at the time of dispatch of the book to you.
We recommend sending the books as an insured parcel or by registered mail, not as a shipment of printed paper at reduced rate (Büchersendung). Please also make sure that the books are protected by suitably sturdy packaging. We recommend re-using the packaging of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. You are liable for any loss of the book during postal transport. The costs of the return shipment are at your expense. Freight forward consignments are not admissible. We kindly ask for your understanding. Please use the enclosed sticker for the return shipment.