Aventinus Reading Room
Opening hours of the Aventinus Reading Room
|Monday – Friday||09:00 – 17:00|
The number of available working places in the Aventinus Reading Room has been reduced due to the currently mandatory hygiene and distancing rules.
Therefore, prior reservation of a working place is required for every visit to the reading room.
Please note that access to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is possible exclusively and invariably on condition that you wear an FFP2 face mask. The FFP2 mask must be worn also at the working places in the reading rooms.
The Aventinus Reading Room – on the 2nd floor – is a special reading room for the subjects of history, works from and about Bavaria and classical studies. The open-access collection comprises 23,000 volumes. In addition to its subject orientation, the reading room also serves as collection area for ordered historical printed works from the years 1500 to 1840.
The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek pursues a double goal by providing this reading room. On the one hand research and academic studies, particularly in connection with older and rare books, are to be furthered in the best possible way by providing excellent working conditions. On the other hand the sustainable protection of our valuable cultural heritage, of "older and rare printed works", is to be guaranteed.
The entire collection housed in the reading room is traceable in the OPACplus/ BSB catalogue (location mark: Hbfo).
Search tip: You can locate items belonging to the reference library of the Aventinus Reading Room in targeted manner in the OPACplus/ BSB catalogue by clicking on "Suche eingrenzen" (limit search), "Lesesaalbestand" (reading-room collection) and "Aventinus-Lesesaal" (Aventinus Reading Room).
The collections of the Aventinus Reading Room may be used exclusively in the reading room.
Seventy-one work desks (currently reduced) are provided.
The Aventinus Reading Room provides the following equipment:
- 1 book scanner (usable with access authorization only)
- 1 printer, black and white
- 1 copy-card machine
Detailed information about services and fees, further locations, service times, technical support, etc. can be found here: