Registration for a reading room access authorisation

General Reading Room and Periodicals Reading Room

Opening hours reading rooms

General Reading RoomMonday – Friday
08:00 – 21:00
Periodicals Reading RoomMonday – Friday
09:00 – 20:00

Contact

In case you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via our online inquiry service.
Online inquiry service

Calendar for your date selection and registration

Advance registration and reservation of dates

It is required to register in advance for each visit to a reading room.
Reservations can be made for maximally 3 dates at a time and at the most 2 weeks in advance.
The reservation is valid for the entire day in each case.

Required documents

For making a reservation, you need your reader pass or user number and your e-mail address.

In case you do not yet have a reader pass, please go to the registration office (Anmeldestelle) on the ground floor of the library. It is still also possible to avail yourself of the simplified registration process.
Information on the registration on site | on the preliminary simplified registration

Registration confirmation

You will receive a registration confirmation with a QR code from us by e-mail.

Visit to the reading room

The confirmation with the QR code has to be presented – in the form of a printout or electronically – at all admission control points and has to be carried on the person at all times during your visit. Please also have your reader pass at hand for presentation without further request.
Access cannot be granted without registration confirmation and reader pass.

If possible, please avoid arriving during the times of high visitor frequency (usually at the time of opening in the morning), so that long waiting times and queues can be avoided.

Cancellation of date

In the event that you cannot make use of a confirmed reservation or do not require it for the entire day, we kindly ask you to cancel it using the link in the confirmation e-mail, so that we can make the working place available to other interested users.

Research reading rooms

Opening hours research reading rooms

Aventinus Reading RoomMonday – Friday
09:00 – 17:00
Reading Room for Manuscripts and Rare BooksMonday – Friday
09:00 – 17:00
Reading Room Music/Maps/ImagesMonday – Friday
09:00 – 17:00
East European, Oriental and Asian Reading RoomMonday – Friday
09:00 – 17:00

Contact for the research reading rooms

In case you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Entitled group of persons

Access is granted to all scholars and researchers for their respective field of specialisation, in particular for working with literature and media which can be ordered only for provision in the respective research reading room and/or can be used exclusively there.
Please order the desired media in advance via the OPACplus in each case.

Advance registration and reservation of dates

It is required that you register in advance every time you wish to visit a certain research reading room for work or study purposes (at the latest one working day before the date of the planned visit and at the earliest 2 weeks in advance).
Reservations can be made for maximally 3 dates simultaneously.
The reservation is valid for the entire day in each case.

Required documents

For making a reservation, you need your reader pass or user number and your e-mail address.

In case you do not yet have a reader pass, please go to the registration office (Anmeldestelle) on the ground floor of the library. It is still also possible to avail yourself of the simplified registration process.
Information on the registration on site | on the preliminary simplified registration

Registration confirmation

Subject to checking your advance registration with respect to the stated access criteria, you will receive a registration confirmation with a QR code from us by e-mail.

Visit to the reading room

The confirmation with the QR code has to be presented – in the form of a printout or electronically – at all admission control points and has to be carried on the person at all times during your visit. Please also have your reader pass at hand for presentation without further request.
Access cannot be granted without registration confirmation and reader pass.

If possible, please avoid arriving during the times of high visitor frequency (usually at the time of opening in the morning), so that long waiting times and queues can be avoided.

Cancellation of date

In the event that you cannot make use of a confirmed reservation or do not require it for the entire day, we kindly ask you to cancel it using the link in the confirmation e-mail, so that we can make the working place available to other interested users.

General information about the current situation

In the reopening of the reading rooms of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, health protection, in particular compliance with the applicable distancing rules, continues to have priority due to the coronavirus/SARS-CoV-2.
For this reason, the numbers of working places and of users per day have to be limited for the individual reading rooms until further notice.
The PC workstations in the reading rooms are not available for hygiene reasons.

Face masks are compulsory. Entering the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is possible only on condition that you wear a face mask covering your mouth and nose!
Immediately at the working places in the reading rooms it is not obligatory to wear a face mask.

Rules of the House of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB) – Addendum during the corona pandemic (Version: 25. May 2020) 
(in German)

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