Book delivery service at a fee

Have loaned books delivered to your home by mail

Until further notice, up to six items per user can be ordered at the same time from the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, which are provided within Germany via the book delivery service at a fee. After placing your loan request, you therefore have to also fill in the order form for book delivery at a fee and send it to us. In order to eliminate the risk of spreading the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) through book delivery, all book deliveries are stored temporarily for 24 hours after packing and are only dispatched after this period.

In the case of books which were ordered to the local loan service – for home loan – before the closure of the library, and which have been made available there, it is also possible to have them mailed to your home address within Germany.

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. For the time of the library’s closure a purely electronic, simplified registration process has been put in place.

Simplified registration process
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 serviceOnline form

How does the service work?

Please fill in an extra form for each desired order (up to 3 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, 232 KB)
Conditions of delivery  (in German)  (PDF file, 45 KB)

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
80328 Munich
Fax  +49 89 28638-2612

Costs and delivery

The books can be sent to your home address (within Germany) during the closing time due to SARS-CoV-2/ Coronavirus at a reduced fee of € 4.00 per order (up to 3 items). The invoice will be sent under separate cover. Please settle payment upon receipt of the invoice by bank transfer, stating the invoice number.

Loan term and return/ return shipment

Please note that the loan period remains unchanged. This means that the books need to be returned to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek before the end of the loan period.

You are liable for the possible loss or damage of the book starting at the time of dispatch of the book to you.

In cases where the end of the loan period is after the re-opening of the library, you can either send the book back by mail or also return it to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in person.

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. Please use the enclosed sticker for the return shipment.