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Bücher für die Ausleihe | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz

Provided that there are compelling reasons for which users cannot comply with the 3G regulation (providing evidence of full recovery from COVID or of vaccination or presenting an up-to-date negative test result) with respect to visiting the library in person, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek provides a delivery service for borrowing books for home loan and returning them as of 11 October 2021. In addition to the already existing free-of-charge delivery, also the costs of return shipment will be absorbed by the library.

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Theaterszenen | © BSB

The three newly licensed databases comprise theatre manuscripts on Shakespeare stage performances and a wide variety of source materials on the world of theatre of the 18th century and on popular entertainment of the Victorian era.

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Allgemeiner Lesesaal, Abstandsregeln während der Corona-Pandemie | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek takes a further step towards normalising its library operations. The opening hours of the General Reading Room, so far strongly limited due to the Corona pandemic, are extended, the learning and working area "Plaza" is re-opened and also the Stabi Café opens its doors again for visitors. Further opening steps are scheduled as of Monday, 12 July 2021.

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Webinare | © BSB/M. Fein

In time for the start of the second half of the year, the training team of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek presents the new webinar programme, and it has a lot to offer: The portfolio now covers almost 20 different topics, from the weekly introductory course for new users to special search tips, up to expert webinars for researchers from different fields of specialisation.

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