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Information for Disabled Users

In case you require special assistance during your visit to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, you can notify the reception office in advance (phone: ++49 89 28638-2220).
How to find us / Parking space
The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek provides parking space reserved to disabled persons on the south side of the building (marked as disabled parking space, secured by a gate with intercom system). To the right of the door there is a bell marked with a wheelchair symbol. Please ring the bell to obtain assistance.
Access option for users with impaired mobility via the post office:
Monday to Thursday   7.30 – 15.30
Friday   7.30 – 12.00
Getting to the reading rooms
  • To get from the disabled parking space (basement) to the local lending area (ground floor)
    please use the central elevators near the cafeteria (basement). After leaving the elevator please turn left.
  • The General Reading Room (1st floor)
    is accessible via the same central elevators. After leaving the elevator please also turn left. The guard at the entrance to the reading room will help you pass the partition.
  • To get to the Periodicals Reading Room (basement)
    please cut cross the cafeteria (basement) or, if you are in the General Reading Room (1st floor), use the connecting elevator.
  • To get to the special reading rooms (1st to 3rd floor)
    please use the central elevators from the basement or ground floor to the 1st floor and there again turn left towards the great staircase. Cutting across the gallery of the great stair case will take you to the Fürstensaal.
    The Reading Room Music, Maps and Images is in the right wing,
    the Reading Room of the Department of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books is in the left wing of the building. 
    To get to the Aventinus Reading Room (2nd floor) please use the elevator in the Fürstensaal.
    To get to the East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room (3rd floor) please use the elevator in the Fürstensaal.
  • For wheelchair users
    in the general reading room (1st floor) correspondingly marked workspaces are reserved in the first row of tables at the right.
  • For users with impaired vision
    on the ground floor there are two PC workplaces (labelled) with ZoomText support software (max. 36 times enlargement), and in the General Reading Room, at the right at the window front, there are three workplaces (PCs 16, 17 and 18) also with ZoomText software .
In the basement, in the area of the cafeteria, in front of the entrance to the periodicals reading room on the right, there are some specially marked lockers. The keys can be obtained at the reception office or from the young man doing civilian service who assists our disabled users.
A disability-adapted toilet is accessible via the periodicals reading room (basement). The door can be opened through operating the switch on the right-hand side.