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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Latest Additions to our Digital CollectionsLatest Additions to our Digital Collections

Updated daily: Latest additions to the Digital Collections of the Bavarian State Library. Items online: 1,153,798


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The estate of the German poet Karl August Georg Maximilian Graf von Platen-HallermündeThe estate of the German poet Karl August Georg Maximilian Graf von Platen-Hallermünde

Karl August Georg Maximilian Graf von Platen-Hallermünde, born 1796 at Ansbach, was a German poet and dramatist. After his quarrel with Heinrich [...]

New Broadsides in our Digital CollectionsNew Broadsides in our Digital Collections

Broadsides were one of the most common forms of printed information between the 16th and 19th centuries. They had a great significance [...]

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