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.


Latest Additions

The latest digitized works in order of release (not including copyright-protected content and works from some specific digitization projects).


showing: 1-40 of 36.882
(Time Period 750 - 2015)


Armin Franke 


L.eleg.m. 1043 hm, Graz 1898



Regensburg, Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung -- W 021/SOI Beih.8, München 1944

showing: 1-40 of 36.882
(Time Period 750 - 2015)


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: 1,085,455


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.


neuTibetan Book cover

Some more Tibetan Book cover from our collection of Asian manuscripts have been digitized recently.

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