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Order and Loan Procedure

Only about three percent of the books and periodicals of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - but still 200,000 volumes after all - are freely accessible in the reading rooms.
All other media are stored in stacks (storerooms) and have to be ordered via the  OPACplus for consultation in one of the reading rooms or for home lending. For this purpose you need a  reader pass, which you have to request in person at our Registration Office.
It takes two to three working days on average until ordered media can be collected:
  • items for home lending can be collected at the Local Lending desk on the ground floor
  • items for consultation in one of the  reading rooms can be collected in the respective reading room
New service
We will notify you promptly by e-mail whenever an ordered item is ready for collection. Please check whether you have already entered your e-mail address in your user account. The new service will initially be available only for such media which were ordered for home loan ("Ausleihe EG (Ausleihe außer Haus)"), and which can be collected in the book collection area on the ground floor.