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.


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: 1,099,566


What's New

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neuMartin Luther's Bible

It has been almost 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church. Until 2017, the time of reformation will therefore be brought to life online. For this purpose, a large number of historical documents and eyewitness reports will be made available to public. It starts with Martin Luther's Bible edition (a copy of the State Library Coburg from 1541/1551).

neuBavarian University Newspaper

The Bayerische Hochschulzeitung (Bavarian University Newspaper) was founded in 1919. It reported on major events of Bavarian universities, student life (especially in Munich) and on matters concerning the General Student Committees (AStA) in Bavaria.

neuThe journal Sionsharfe

The journal Sionsharfe ("Sions Harp") by Johann Martin Schleyer was devoted mainly to Catholic poetry and became the voice of the constructed language Volap├╝k in 1879

neuDictionary of musical terminology

The dictionary of musical terminology (Handw├Ârterbuch der musikalischen Terminologie) (HmT) discusses in detailed monographs the origin and meaning of musical terms.

Other recent additions

Other recent additions

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