Welcome to the Munich Digitization Center

Munich Digitization Center (MDZ) handles the digitization and online publication of the cultural heritage preserved by the Bavarian State Library and by other institutions. It provides one of the largest and fastest growing digital collections in Germany, now comprising more than 900,000 titles available online. Access is free of charge!

The digitization policy reflects the traditional special collection fields of the library: History, Classical Antiquity, Eastern Europe, Musicology. It comprises manuscripts, early prints, modern books, maps and photographic collections as well as journals and newspapers.

The MDZ frames the Digital Library department of the Bavarian State Library. It provides the Digital Collections and is also responsible for the creation of subject portals and for the long-term preservation of all the library's digital holdings.


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Data basis: 1.085.539 Digitized Works

What's new

Latest Additions to our Digital Collections

Latest Additions to our Digital Collections

Latest Additions to our Digital Collections

Updated daily: Latest additions to the Digital Collections of the Bavarian State Library. Items online: 1,085,539


Closing times and shutdown for scheduled maintenance

The Bavarian State Library will be closed from 3 to 6 April 2015 (Good Friday to Easter Monday). Some functions of the OPACplus catalog system will be deactivated for scheduled maintenance from 5 to 7 April 2015 (4 PM CET). Our Digital Collections will not be affected.


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