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Music, Maps and Images
The Reading Room offers 28 seats and a music reference library with 5,700 volumes.
The Department of Music is obliged to safeguard the outstanding works of our cultural heritage and to preserve them indefinitely for future generations. This mission requires differentiated rules for the use of the collection: The newer books and periodicals about music and the newer sheet music (without scores) are available for local lending.
The following parts of the collection may be consulted exclusively in the Music Reading Room: printed music with scores, comprehensive scores, facsimile editions, microforms, music sound carriers, handwritten sheet music, modern papers related to music, special holdings such as e. g. the historic performance materials of the Bavarian State Opera (shelfmark Furthermore: all historic, rare and particularly valuable collections as well as all collections in a precarious state of conservation.
Handwritten sheet music and rare historic printed works are usually made available in the form of microfilms or other types of reproductions. The originals can only be consulted upon request. Handwritten sheet music and collections belonging to modern papers can be ordered in the Music Reading Room using white borrowing slips. Such materials have to be ordered in person, stating the purpose of consultation. If you wish to consult items stored in the safe or items belonging to modern papers we kindly ask you to inform us beforehand in writing. Please note that special legal regulations apply to the copying and reproducing of printed music under copyright protection.
Contact us:
Phone: +49 89 28638-2351
0 Maps and Images
The Map Collection and Image Archive offers a mostly freely accessible reference library with approximately 4,000 volumes. It contains important source editions, reference works, manuals, atlases and bibliographies concerning the subject area of geography. The items are classified systematically according to subject areas.
The overall collection shelved in the reading room is catalogued and indexed in the  OPACplus. These holdings may only be consulted in the Reading Room for Maps and Pictures.
The Information Service in the Reading Room for Maps and Pictures will be pleased to answer all your questions and is also in charge of
  • orders of maps and atlases
  • information concerning the complete picture archive
  • orders for the Digitisation and Photographic Reproduction Service.
Contact us:
Map collection: +49 89 28638-2346
Picture archive: +49 89 28638-2292
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