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: 1.047.917 Digitized Works

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News 02.10.2014

Latest Additions to our Digital Collections

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Updated daily: Latest additions to the Digital Collections of the Bavarian State Library. Items online: 1,047,917

[02.10.2014]

The Bavarian State Library will be closed on October 3, 2014 (German Unification Day).

[30.09.2014]

News 01.10.2014

Now online: The Bellifortis by Konrad Kyeser

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The Bellifortis by Konrad Kyeser illustrates on more than 300 pages military technology from the perspective of the Middle Ages. It also contains the first known picture of a chastity belt. The manuscript was created between 1402 and 1405 in Bohemia.

[01.10.2014]

News 30.09.2014

Now online: Pictures from the estate of Therese, princess of Bavaria

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The estate of Therese, princess of Bavaria contains an extensive collection of photographs from travels who led the princess between 1871 and 1911 to Spain, Portugal and Greece, Tunis and Algeria, northern Europe, Russia, Brazil and the west of South America. This collection is available online now.

[30.09.2014]

System maintenance works

Due to urgent system maintenance works at the BSB, the following services will be unavailable from October 3 (00:00) to October 6, 2014 (approx. 10:00 AM CEST): order, reservation, extension, account features in the OPACplus (research remains possible), fee payment at the pay machines, issue and return desks (General Reading Room). Access to our Digital Collections will not be affected an remains available without any restriction.

[25.09.2014]

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