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Catalogues and Shelving Registers

The following holdings are searchable in the  OPACplus (BSB catalogue):
Printed music, books and periodicals about music, music CDs and the historical performance materials of the Bavarian State Opera (
Catalogues which may be consulted only in the Music Reading Room:
  • Alphabetic catalogue of music manuscripts (card catalogue)
  • Alphabetic catalogue and systematic shelving register of the reference library (card catalogue)
  • Alphabetic catalogue of music literature up to and including 1981 (card catalogue)
Users wishing to consult the historical shelving registers and inventory lists for a part of the personal papers collected by the Department of Music are kindly asked to contact us in advance.
Maps and Images
The majority of the holdings is catalogued and indexed electronically and is either contained in the  OPACplus or in special databases.
The most important databases are:
  • Database of the Image Archive
  • TOPORAMA (ArcView-based database holding entries for over 60,000 sheets of cartographic works forming part of the BSB's collections)