Periodicals Reading Room

Opening hours Periodicals Reading Room

Monday – Friday09:00 – 20:00
Saturday09:00 – 17:00

Contact Periodicals Reading Room

Phone+49 89 28638-2430

Booking a working place

Prior reservation of a working place is required for every visit to the reading room.

Further information on booking a working place in a reading room
To the date selection for the Periodicals Reading Room

Reference library and use of the reading room

In the Periodicals Reading Room – on the basement floor – the latest issues of approximately 12,500 scholarly and scientific periodicals and the latest issues of several German and international newspapers are freely accessible.

The entire collection housed in the reading room is traceable in BSB DISCOVER! (location mark for the current issues: Hbzs).


The collections of the Periodicals Reading Room may be used exclusively in the reading room.

The reading room offers 70 working places.
The Periodicals Reading Room is connected directly to the General Reading Room by a lift.

Shelving system of the reference library

The collection is shelved systematically. An overview of the most important subjects and system locations is also available as a leaflet. The detailed classification system can be consulted at the information counter in the Periodicals Reading Room.

Opening hours information counter

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Information counter

Our staff at the information counter will endeavour to answer all your questions – particularly relating to periodicals and electronic media.

Technical equipment

Copying center

The following equipment is available at the copying center in the Periodicals Reading Room::

  • 2 copiers black and white/colour
    (only for unbound periodicals, loose sheets and materials not owned by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek)
  • 1 copy card vending machine

Detailed information about services and fees, further locations, service times, etc. can be found here:

Scanners, copiers, printers