Book delivery to your address

Have loaned books delivered to your home by mail

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. We will invoice € 9.00 shipping charges per order and the return consignment will be at your own expense.

  • 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 library account whether your request for book delivery has arrived and been processed.
    The desired media are then listed among "Loans")and no longer among "Requests".
  • In the case of interlibrary loans and reservations/waiting list, please send us the order for book delivery only after receiving notification that the ordered items were delivered by interlibrary loan or the media from your waiting list 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 library card or a twelve-digit library 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 serviceOnline form

How does the service work?

It is possible to dispatch up to 3 media items per order.
Please fill in an extra form for each desired order 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 and invoice address in the address field (top left) and to sign the form personally.
Form  (in German)  (PDF file, 141 KB)
Conditions of delivery  (in German)  (PDF file, 54 KB)

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
80539 Munich
Ludwigstrasse 16
Fax  +49 89 28638-2612

Loan term and return/return shipment

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. The return consignment will be at your own expense.

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.

Please also make sure that the books are protected by suitably sturdy packaging. We recommend re-using the packaging of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Please use the enclosed sticker for the return shipment or address sticker.